Debevoise & Plimpton Named to The National Law Journal’s “2015 Intellectual Property Hot List”

1 June 2015

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has been named to The National Law Journal’s “2015 Intellectual Property Hot List.” According to The National Law Journal, the “IP Hot List” “recognize[s] 15 law firms that accomplish great things in the realm of intellectual property law.”

The National Law Journal highlighted Debevoise & Plimpton’s Intellectual Property practice’s immensely successful 2014, which included helping its clients, ABC, CBS and NBC, win against startup Aereo Inc. at the U.S. Supreme Court in a copyright infringement case that The New York Times said would “shape TV’s future.”

The National Law Journal recognized Debevoise for its work helping the National Football League (“NFL”) achieve a precedent-setting victory in a right of publicity case, Burgin v. NFL, and Costco Wholesale Corp., at the Ninth Circuit, in a copyright misuse case, Omega S.A. v. Costco. Other victories noted by The National Law Journal included a win for “a Pernod Ricard subsidiary in a long-running battle over Stolichanaya vodka trademarks,” and the overturning “of a counterfeiting judgment against client Swiss Watch International in a trademark dispute with Audemars Piguet Holding S.A.”

Debevoise & Plimpton’s Intellectual Property practice handles a wide variety of cases, including trademark, trade dress and advertising disputes; copyright matters in media and entertainment; domain name disputes; right of publicity issues; and unfair competition, trade secret and patent cases. Many of its cases have cross-border components, and it has deep experience across a wide range of industries.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. The firm’s commercially savvy lawyers regularly lead strategic transactions and complex disputes for world-class clients.