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Jessie F. Beeber

Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, P.C.

New York, NY, USA

Jessie F. Beeber is a partner of the firm and a member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation Groups. Her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling, including copyright, trademark, false advertising, defamation and Internet infringement issues. She has been named a New York-area “Super Lawyer” for Intellectual Property Litigation by Law and Politics magazine five times.

Ms. Beeber has handled numerous intellectual property litigations, including false advertising disputes for major brands. She is currently defending the manufacturer of a leading cat litter product in a false advertising suit brought by one of its competitors. She has also defended the author and publisher of the renowned Harry Potter books against claims of trademark and copyright infringement; represented a major insurance company in a dispute with MP3.com regarding coverage for copyright infringement claims; represented the successors to Margaret Mitchell in their controversial copyright case against the author and publisher of The Wind Done Gone, an alleged parody of Gone With the Wind; and represented the author and publisher of 60 Years Later: Coming
Through the Rye
against a copyright infringement claim brought by J.D. Salinger. She has also successfully litigated numerous domain name disputes, and has brought and defended advertising challenges before the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

Ms. Beeber has also litigated many disputes in the commercial arena, including a major breach of warranty and fraud claim brought on behalf of Tribune Entertainment Company against Marvel Enterprises, Inc., regarding rights in the television series Mutant X.

Ms. Beeber is co-editor of Entertainment Law Matters (www.entertainmentlawmatters.com), a Frankfurt Kurnit blog about disputes and developments in the film, television, publishing, theatre, music, art, gaming, and fashion industries. Ms. Beeber has lectured and written on a variety of intellectual property topics.

Ms. Beeber is a graduate of Cornell University, with a B.A. in English, and of Cornell Law School, where she was a Note Editor of the Cornell Law Review.


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