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Jessica R. Friedman

Jessica R. Friedman

Attorney at Law

New York, NY, USA

Jessica R. Friedman (Yale Law School 1984, Princeton University 1981) has practiced copyright, trademark, literary property, and licensing law in New York City for 27 years.  Her clients include publishing, e-commerce and entertainment companies and individual authors. Among the matters Ms. Friedman handles are agreements concerning copyright ownership, use and transfer, such as software development and licensing agreements, content licenses in all media, publishing agreements for authors and publishers and collaboration agreements for co-authors. She also helps clients with literary agency agreements, media agency agreements, website development agreements, collaboration agreements, website and mobile app privacy policies and terms of use, fair use and work-for-hire analyses, domestic and international trademark clearance/prosecution/ licensing/policing, domain name disputes, pre-publication reviews of manuscripts for libel and other legal issues, and other matters related to the rights of privacy and publicity. In an earlier life as a litigation associate, she represented clients in copyright infringement litigation.

Ms. Friedman has lectured about and chaired panels on intellectual property, publishing and new media issues in various venues, including PLI, the New York City Bar Association, and the New York Technology Council (formerly the New York Software Industry Association). She has written many articles on copyright, trademark and other intellectual property matters, and she has served several terms on the Copyright and Literary Property Committee of the New York City Bar Association, where she currently is a member of the Trademark Committee.

Ms. Friedman has an AV® Preeminent™  Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating (5.0 out of 5), which means that she has been acknowledged by her peers as having  the highest ethical standards and legal ability. She also has been selected as a New York Super Lawyer every year since 2010. (Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected.)

 More information about Ms. Friedman and her practice is available at www.literarypropertylaw.com.


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