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Robert H. Newman

Robert H. Newman

Winston & Strawn LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Robert Newman is a partner in Winston & Strawn LLP’s advertising, marketing, and privacy law group and concentrates on counseling clients in copyright, trademark, marketing, e-commerce, privacy, and other intellectual property matters. Rob advises clients in a broad range of industries on all aspects of their communications with the public, the commercialization and enforcement of their intellectual property portfolios, and litigation risk avoidance in connection with intellectual property, marketing, and emerging technologies. Rob is an adjunct faculty member of Chicago-Kent College of Law and The John Marshall Law School’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law. Rob teaches courses on advertising and marketing law, e-commerce law, and online behavioral targeting and tracking.

Rob counsels clients on interactive and digital advertising matters, including, behavioral advertising, “big data” matters, mobile marketing, digital media buy agreements, and programmatic advertising matters.  He also advises clients on advertising clearance and claim substantiation for traditional and interactive advertising campaigns, and he advises clients on consumer protection matters, the design and implementation of promotions, and various new media matters, including social media, e-commerce, and user-generated content.  Rob also frequently handles responses to high profile data breaches and assists clients in the assessment and development of internal data privacy and security policies and procedures.

Rob has extensive experience advising content creators and content providers on the protection and commercialization of their music, literary, and other creative properties, as well as negotiating music and content licenses and high-level talent agreements for use in advertising and branded entertainment. He also regularly advises clients on the selection and availability of trademarks, counsels client on domain name and new gTLD matters, assists with the development of branding strategies, handles trademark prosecution, and manages trademark portfolios for clients in a broad range of industries.

In addition, Rob’s experience includes copyright, trademark, false advertising, domain name, defamation, right of publicity, and unfair competition disputes and litigation. Rob also handles UDRP proceedings, SAG AFTRA disputes, and matters before the National Advertising Division and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Since 2010, Rob has served as a chair of the American Bar Association’s Internet and Privacy Subcommittee and he currently serves as a vice chair of the ABA’s Trademark Legislation Committee.  Rob is also the former chair of the ABA’s Trademark Transactions Committee and former Annual Review Vice-Chair of the ABA’s Copyright Division.  Rob is a member of the Brand Activation Association, the International Trademark Association (Internet Committee and Government Advisory Committee Outreach Subcommittee), the Recording Academy, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Rob was recently named an “Emerging Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers in Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law, Advertising & Media Law, and Intellectual Property Law.

Robert H. Newman is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Advertising Law Institute 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Sponsorship and Branded Entertainment – Big Names, Big Responsibility - Advertising Law Institute 2017, Thursday, October 19, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Sponsorship and Branded Entertainment – Big Names, Big Responsibility - Sponsorship and Branded Entertainment – Big Names, Big Responsibility, Thursday, October 19, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Sponsorship and Branded Entertainment – Big Names, Big Responsibility - Sponsorship and Branded Entertainment – Big Names, Big Responsibility, Thursday, October 19, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Sponsorship and Branded Entertainment – Big Names, Big Responsibility - Sponsorship and Branded Entertainment – Big Names, Big Responsibility, Thursday, October 19, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advertising Law Institute 2017, Friday, October 20, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advertising Law Institute 2018, Thursday, September 13, 2018, Chicago, IL
Advertising Law Institute 2018, Thursday, October 18, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advertising Law Institute 2018, Thursday, October 18, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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