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Firm Profile: Proskauer Rose LLP
Eleven Times Square
(Eighth Avenue & 41st Street)
New York, NY 10036-8299, United States
Phone: 212.969.3000
Fax: 212.969.2900
Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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Google Escapes Genericide Claim in Ninth Circuit Decision

On May 16, 2017, the Ninth Circuit rejected a petition for cancellation of the GOOGLE trademark based on a “genericide” theory that claimed Google should lose its trademark protection because the word “google” has become…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

New York Attorney General Unveils Latest Ticket Bot Enforcement Actions against Ticket Vendors and Software Developer

With summer concerts and music festivals in full swing, many fans will be surprised to find $145 face value tickets reselling online for $3,000 to $11,000…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Criminal Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Washington Enacts a Biometric Privacy Statute in a Departure from the Existing Standard

We have been writing about the biometric privacy legal landscape, which has thus far been dominated by the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). While there are a number of states that are considering bills modeled…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Employees Assert Illinois Biometric Privacy Claims against Supermarket over Fingerprint Collection Practices

Even though Washington passed its own biometric privacy law last month (HB 1493), and other states are currently debating their own bills, Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is still the crux of biometric and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Auction House Accused of Scraping Competitor’s Web Listings

Screen scraping is a problem that has vexed website owners since the early days of e-commerce – how to make valuable content available to users and customers, but prevent competitors from accessing such content for commercial…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Arizona Passes Groundbreaking Blockchain and Smart Contract Law – State Blockchain Laws on the Rise

The blockchain or “distributed ledger network” was originally conceived as the peer-to-peer technology platform that allows for the transfer of Bitcoin without the need for a trusted intermediary. However, the blockchain…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Science, Computers, & Technology

Craigslist Garners $60 Million Judgment against Radpad in Scraping Dispute

For years, craigslist has aggressively used technological and legal methods to prevent unauthorized parties from violating its terms of use by scraping, linking to or accessing user postings for their own commercial purposes. In…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Intellectual Property

The Cross-Industry Promise of Blockchain

The blockchain protocol (a form of a ‘distributed ledger system’) was originally designed as a platform to process Bitcoin transactions. The protocol enables peer-to-peer transactions and eliminates the need for a trusted…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Health, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Court Refuses to Dismiss Biometric Privacy Action over Facial Recognition Technology Used by Google Photos

We’ve closely followed the numerous biometric privacy disputes and legislative developments surrounding the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which precludes the unauthorized collection and storing of some types…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Host of Biometric Privacy/Facial Recognition Bills Currently Circulating in State Legislatures

We’ve written extensively about the numerous lawsuits, dismissals and settlements surrounding the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The statute, generally speaking, prohibits an entity from collecting,…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Biometric Privacy Claims over Facial Recognition Feature in Videogame Dismissed for Lack of Concrete Harm

For the second time in the past six months, a district court has dismissed a lawsuit alleging procedural and technical violations of the Illinois biometric privacy statute for lack of Article III standing. In Vigil v. Take-Two…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Illinois Biometric Privacy Suit over Collection of Fingerprints Settled

Earlier this month, an Illinois state court approved a $1.5 million settlement in a class action against L.A. Tan Enterprises, Inc., operator (directly and through franchisees) of L.A. Tan tanning salons. The settlement…more
 /  Franchise Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Website Design Implicated in Two Rulings on Enforceability of Online Terms – Highlights the Importance of Legal Review of Design Decisions

This past summer, we wrote about two instances in which courts refused to enforce website terms presented in browsewrap agreements. As we noted, clickthrough agreements are generally more likely to be found to be enforced. …more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Claims against Cloud Storage Service Hinge on Grant of Rights Clause

In a dispute that touches on the intersection of copyright, contract law and cloud technology, the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of copyright claims against Barnes & Noble (“B&N”) related to ebook samples stored on a…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Know Thy Software Vendor: Website Operator Cannot Sidestep Copyright Infringement Claims over Link to Allegedly Infringing Software

Last month, a New York district court refused to dismiss most of the copyright infringement claims asserted against a website operator based on an allegation that the website linked to an infringing copy of plaintiff’s software…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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