Bety Javidzad is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice who focuses on litigating complex commercial disputes. Among her national and international clients are fashion and retail, e-commerce, advertising, media and digital media, fintech, financial services, blockchain, food and beverage, dietary supplement and other consumer product companies.
Bety has defended some of the largest organizations in the US and globally against multibillion-dollar competitor suits involving claims of breach of contract, business fraud, false advertising, unfair competition, defamation, trademark and copyright infringement, as well as against multibillion-dollar class actions involving claims of false advertising, slack-fill, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations and various other consumer protection law claims, including claims related to labor and employment law.
Bety has a strong track record for resolving matters for her clients through early-stage strategy and communication, negotiated settlement, mediation, trial and arbitration. She is recognized by her clients for navigating the most direct and efficient route to victory, and keeping the client’s best interests in mind. Bety also advises her clients on how to proactively protect themselves from litigation exposure.
Monica Richman has created a leading practice providing counsel to many of the world’s biggest names in fashion, consumer products, entertainment and financial services.
Monica’s background includes a bachelor’s degree with honors from undergraduate business school and more than seven years of training in her family business, which included more than 20 retail stores and a significant wholesale operation. She offers clients a thorough understanding of running a business and offers practical, cost-effective solutions. She was the Inaugural Chair of the Committee on Fashion Law and also chaired the Trademark and Unfair Competition Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Monica provides comprehensive counseling covering her clients’ entire IP portfolios, including brand conception and enforcement, trademark portfolio development and management, copyright protection and monetization, and domain name strategy and protection. From counseling to negotiation to drafting, Monica regularly advises on a wide variety of transactional matters, including license, agency, distribution, sponsorship, strategic alliance, marketing, procurement and manufacturing agreements. She has served as outside general counsel to fashion and retail companies.
From the 2017 World Trademark Review 100, “Well respected by in-house counsel, [Monica] takes a holistic perspective on problems and has a laser focus on providing value.” She is “incredibly diligent and handles matters with exceptional grace”. “Richman knows this field inside and out” and “instills confidence as a trusted partner. She is particularly well versed in the fashion and media spaces.” One client enthuses: “I can say without qualification that she is the most effective trademark attorney I have had the privilege of working with.”
Brian McGinley, a registered patent and trademark lawyer, is in the Intellectual Property and Technology practice, specializing in all aspects of identifying, protecting, enforcing and transferring all forms of intellectual property. Brian has broad-based intellectual property experience, including IP prosecution, IP litigation and transactional IP. More specifically, Brian has 15+ years of direct experience advising clients in the diamond and jewelry space, including mining companies, manufacturers, distributors, designers and retailers, on all aspects of their day-to-day operations, including intellectual property protection and enforcement, regulatory compliance, litigation, promotions and advertising, e-commerce and privacy issues, and other corporate operations, including HR, corporate compliance and audits
Brian possesses extensive experience prosecuting US and foreign patents, trademarks and copyrights, conducting patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, e-commerce and other intellectual property litigation, and possesses a substantial IP transactional-based practice including technology and licensing matters, joint developments, manufacturing, merchandising and marketing agreements, and Internet-based agreements. He regularly counsels clients on infringement avoidance including clearance opinions in all intellectual property fields.
Brian’s litigation experience includes complex intellectual property litigation at the federal and state levels, including lawsuits involving patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition and related matters. Brian has litigated matters in federal courts in Missouri, Kansas, California, Michigan, Illinois and other jurisdictions. He also has extensive experience representing clients in matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, including extensive experience with patent re-examinations, and trademark opposition, cancellation and concurrent use proceedings.
Brian serves as lead outside IP counsel as part of a team of Dentons lawyers that operates as general counsel for a number of private equity funds and dozens of their operating companies with regard to all aspects of the day-to-day management of legal affairs. These clients represent a broad range of industries, including retail, specialized motors, clinical research organizations, dental laboratories, health care products, automotive, specialty plastics and Internet service providers. Brian also serves as lead outside Intellectual Property counsel for a division of a Fortune 100 company in the electrical and telecommunications fields. He works extensively with foreign-based clients, including a number of prominent companies and law firms based in the United Kingdom.
On the patent side, Brian has prepared and/or prosecuted hundreds of US and foreign patent applications, including an extensive number of design patents, focusing on the mechanical and electromechanical arts, the computer arts and methods of doing business patents, and on the design patent side, including jewelry designs, office product designs, air distribution product designs, automobile designs, tools, medical devices, apparel such as footwear and clothing, and electrical connectors.