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Vivien Shelanski

Vivien B. Shelanski, Esq.

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Vivien Shelanski has extensive experience as a mediator and arbitrator of intellectual property matters involving copyright, trademark, trade secret, and patent claims. She is known as a quick study for her ability to grasp technical and quantitative issues and enjoys the challenge that these matters present. She has been a neutral with JAMS since 1998.

Representative Matters

  • Copyright/Trademark
    • Copyright and trademark infringement claims involving designs of fine jewelry, specialty fabrics used in couture clothing, bridal apparel, and high-end decorative hardware. Issues have included lost profit calculations, disposal of infringing products, and scope and cost of injunctive relief.
    • Trademark dispute involving international registration of prestigious mark.
    • Trademark dispute between new and former publishers of successful self-help book
  • Licensing/Royalties/Entertainment
    • Movie tie-in licensing dispute among entertainment company (licensor), agent and licensee; issues included royalties amount, claims of unauthorized products and promotions. 
    • Trademark dispute between singers with similar stage names.
    • Royalties disputes among promoters, recording artists, and production companies.
    • Claim of unauthorized commercial use of individual's image in episode of reality TV series.
  • Software/Internet/E-commerce/Technology
    • Dispute re alleged defects in software developed to run manufacturing facility distribution system
    • Competing claims by developers of social network site for rights to software and other intellectual property
    • Contract dispute between software developer and high-end fashion company concerning specifications and performance of e-commerce site
  • Trade Secrets
    • Multiple matters involving alleged misappropriation of  trade secrets and breaches of non-compete provisions in financial services, high-tech companies, medical and other professions
  • Co-Editor, The College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration (3rd. Ed.)
  • Elected Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Panel of Mediators, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Elected Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Lecturer at New York University School of Law
  • Assistant Circuit Executive for Legal Affairs, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Assistant Attorney General, New York State Department of Law, Real Estate Financing Bureau
  • Litigation Attorney, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, and Howard Darby & Levin
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Milton Pollack, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York
  • J.D., with honors, New York University School of Law
  • Ph.D., Philosophy of Science, University of Chicago
  • A.B., with honors, Bryn Mawr College

Counsel Comments

    • "Just a quick note to thank you for the incredible work you did for us and our clients... The case which for so long has plagued all involved settled largely because of your doggedness, determination, acumen and compassion."



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