Author: Dan Goldberger

Dan is the head of Dorsey’s New York office and a partner in the Trial Group. As a litigator, Dan represents clients in a diverse range of industries in federal court, state court private arbitration, and before administrative bodies. His representations include matters relating to banking, investment funds, unfair competition, intellectual property with a focus on trademarks, technology, bankruptcy, and licensing. In addition, Dan regularly advises and litigates on behalf of clients involved in partnership, shareholder, LLC member, employment, and other commercial disputes. Dan is a member of Dorsey’s China practice, regularly representing Chinese banks in a wide range of matters as well as other Chinese clients. He also writes and speaks about matters concerning cybersecurity and data protection, and advises clients regarding cyber strategies, compliance programs, policies, and procedures.

Judge Rejects Greek Freak’s Shot for Damages

We previously wrote about a series of trademark lawsuits filed by NBA MVP and now NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo over the use of his nickname “Greek Freak”. Those lawsuits all contained similar allegations: that the defendants sold merchandise online bearing Antetokounmpo’s name, nickname and/or likeness, continue reading...

UGG, Is it Finally Over?

A long-running battle between Deckers Outdoor Corp., the makers of UGG boots, and Australian Leather PTY Ltd. may finally be over after a May 7 ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The battle began in 2016 in the Northern continue reading...

The Greek Freak Flexes His Trademark Muscles

NBA superstar and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo recently filed a series of trademark infringement lawsuits in the Southern District of New York against online retailers and their operators. In the lawsuits, Antetokounmpo claims that the retailers were selling merchandise bearing his nickname—the Greek Freak—along continue reading...

You Can’t Reject My Trademark License—Can You?

In 2015, we wrote about the District of New Hampshire Bankruptcy Court’s decision in In re Tempnology, LLC.  That decision was significant because it bucked a recent trend in bankruptcy jurisprudence to permit trademark licensees to retain their trademark rights even after debtor trademark licensors continue reading...

The TTAB Issued a TKO to a Licensee’s Claim of Priority

When two boxing companies sparred before the TTAB, the gloves came off—and that wasn’t only because the dispute concerned a trademark registration for boxing gloves.  In Moreno v. Pro Boxing Supplies, Inc., the petitioner, Julie Moreno, sought to cancel Pro Boxing Supplies’ existing trademark registration continue reading...