Biography

Jessica R. Friedman (Yale Law School 1984, Princeton University 1981) has practiced copyright, trademark, literary property/media and licensing law in New York City for 30 years. Among the matters Ms. Friedman handles are content, data and software development and licensing agreements, publishing agreements for authors and publishers, collaboration agreements, literary agency agreements, media agency agreements, MSA’s and other commercial contracts, as well as online and mobile app privacy policies and terms of use. She also conducts fair use and work-for-hire analyses, domestic and international trademark clearance/prosecution/licensing/policing, and prepublication reviews of manuscripts for libel and other legal issues, and she handles 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, and for 14 years, she served as part-time general counsel to a healthcare communications company.

Ms. Friedman has written many articles about intellectual property, publishing and media issues, and she has lectured about and chaired panels on those subjects in various venues, including PLI, the New York City Bar Association, and the New York Technology Council (formerly the New York Software Industry Association). Currently, she is a member of the Copyright and Literary Property Committee of the New York City Bar Association, having already served several terms on that committee and on 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.

More information about Ms. Friedman’s practice is available at www.literarypropertylaw.com.

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