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Cannata, Misiti and Smirti File Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court
February 20, 2020 | Intellectual Property
On February 19, Mike Cannata, Frank Misiti, and Steve Smirti filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court as counsel of record for the New York Intellectual Property Law Association in the United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V. matter.  This case addresses whether the addition, by an online business, of “.com” to …
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USLAW Magazine+ Publishes Article by Cannata, Del Pizzo and Misiti
January 14, 2020 | Intellectual Property
The article, “U.S. Supreme Court Rules That ‘FUCT(R)’ Is Fine,” which was written by Michael Cannata, Nancy Del Pizzo and Frank Misiti, appeared in the digital publication, USLAW Magazine+. To read the article, click here. …
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Program: IP Issues in Marketing and Advertising
December 13, 2019 | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
The January 23rd Business Owners Seminar Series (BOSS) program will focus on intellectual property, an important business asset. Hosted by Michael Mulè, attendees will learn from Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti how to protect themselves from costly intellectual property litigation. For more information and to register, click here. …
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Chambers and Partners Recognizes Rivkin Radler
April 25, 2019 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
Uniondale, New York – April 25, 2019 – The prestigious Chambers USA Directory has once again included Rivkin Radler LLP in its New York rankings.  The firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group is ranked in Band 3 in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category and its Health Services Practice Group ranked in Band 4 in the …
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Cannata, Misiti and Smirti File another Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court
February 27, 2019 | Intellectual Property
On February 26, Mike Cannata, Frank Misiti, and Steve Smirti filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court as counsel of record for the New York Intellectual Property Law Association in a case styled Iancu v. Brunetti.  The case addresses the constitutionality of the provision of the Lanham Act which prohibits the federal registration of …
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Rivkin Attorneys Secure Injunction against Cyber-Squatters
February 19, 2019 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti secured a preliminary injunction before Judge Bianco in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in a cyber-squatting action.  The injunction requires defendants to take down certain websites and social media accounts, and prevents defendants from transferring those assets pending the resolution of the action. …
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Cannata, Smirti, Misiti and Gordon File Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court
December 19, 2018 | Intellectual Property
Earlier this week, Mike Cannata, Steve Smirti, Frank Misiti, and Stu Gordon filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association in a case styled Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC.  The case concerns the rights of a trademark licensee to continue to use …
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Cannata Quoted in Newsday
October 17, 2018 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata was quoted in a Newsday article regarding a recent federal trademark infringement lawsuit between an India-based information technology firm and a Plainview information technology firm with the same name. “In recent years there has been a marked uptick in firms in general enforcing their intellectual property rights,” said Cannata. “By going through the rebranding process, …
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NJ Law Journal Names Rivkin Radler’s IP Group Department of the Year
April 24, 2018 | Intellectual Property
The New Jersey Law Journal announced that Rivkin Radler’s Intellectual Property Practice Group was chosen as the Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year (Midsize). The named law firms were chosen for going above and beyond when providing counsel to clients.  As the New Jersey Law Journal states, “In many cases, they ferried them through …
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Rivkin Radler to Host Intellectual Property Presentation
January 9, 2018 | Intellectual Property
On Thursday, January 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Michael Mulè will host the first program in the Business Owners’ Seminar Series (BOSS). Michael Cannata, Frank Misiti and Steve Smirti will give a presentation entitled, “Intellectual Property 101: IP Issues in Marketing and Advertising.” During this session, business owners will learn tactics from partners in …
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Gurdus Presenting CLE for NCBA
January 3, 2018 | Insurance Coverage
Jason Gurdus will be presenting a Dean’s Hour CLE for the Nassau County Bar Association on January 30, 2018 on the topic of “New York Insurance Construction Defects.” The Dean’s Hour, hosted by Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti, co-chairs of the NCBA’s Insurance Law committee, will feature a talk highlighting insurance coverage considerations in connection with construction …
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Don’t Go It Alone: Insurance For Intellectual Property Claims
July 5, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti will be participating in the upcoming Nassau County Bar Association CLE program entitled, “Don’t Go It Alone: Insurance For Intellectual Property Claims.” The program will be held at the Nassau County Bar Association on July 18, from 5:30-6:30 PM and is accredited for one CLE credit in professional practice or …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Chair 5 NCBA Committees
June 14, 2017
The Nassau County Bar Association announced its list of committee chairs and vice-chairs today. The firm’s lawyers occupy a leadership position in five separate committees. Matthew Spero is chairing the Bankruptcy Law Committee which reviews recent decisions on bankruptcy law and their implications for attorneys who represent debtors or creditors. George DeHaven is chair of the Defendant’s …
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Cannata and Misiti to Present at NYIPLA Seminar
June 9, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti will be presenters at the upcoming New York Intellectual Property Law Association CLE seminar entitled, “Hot Topics in Trademark Law.” The event is being held at the Princeton Club in New York City on July 19, 2017. Michael and Frank will presenting, “Don’t Go At It Alone: Insurance for Intellectual …
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Attorneys React To Supreme Court Patent Venue Ruling
June 9, 2017 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata was quoted in a recent Law360 article entitled, “Attorneys React To Supreme Court Patent Venue Ruling.” Michael, and other attorneys, provided commentary on the recent Supreme Court decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands Group LLC which tightened restrictions on where patent owners can file infringement lawsuits. To read the article, …
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Smirti, Cannata & Misiti Secure Dismissal of Trade Dress and Trademark Infringement Lawsuit
March 10, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael C. Cannata, Frank M. Misiti, and Stephen J. Smirti, Jr. successfully secured the dismissal of a hotly contested trade dress and trademark infringement lawsuit against the Firm’s client Sweaty Bands, LLC.  The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by Sparkly Soul, Inc., a direct competitor in …
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Cannata and Misiti Article Published in Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal
March 6, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael C. Cannata’s and Frank M. Misiti’s article entitled, “Starbucks Hits the Bong Designer In the Wallet,” was published in the February 2017 issue of the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal. Click here to read the article. …
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Smirti, Cannata & Misiti Prepare Amicus Brief for the United States Supreme Court
November 28, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Steve Smirti, Mike Cannata, and Frank Misiti, members of the Firm’s intellectual property practice group, participated in the drafting of an amicus brief submitted on behalf of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association in the matter of In re Tam pending before the United States Supreme Court.  The case is of critical importance as …
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Rivkin Radler Hosts NYIPLA Program on Lanham Act Damages
November 14, 2016 | Intellectual Property | Insurance Coverage
On November 10, 2016, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s Trademark Law and Practice Committee hosted a panel discussion at Rivkin Radler LLP’s Long Island office entitled “Show Me The Money! A Primer on Lanham Act Damages.” The panel members included Dana Trexler Smith, a partner in the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services Group …
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Cannata and Misiti publish article in New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s “The Report”
October 24, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti have written an article entitled, “Infringement of Adult Images Ex(xx)ed Out of Coverage,” which was published in the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s August/September 2016 issue of “The Report.” Click here to read the article. …
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Cannata Quoted in Newsday Article
October 20, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata was quoted in a recent Newsday article entitled, “Trademarking Hashtags: Companies’ Next Branding Frontier.” In the article, by Jamie Herzlich, Michael discusses how Intellectual Property law pertaining to hashtags is still developing. “A mark comprising or including the hash symbol (#) or the term “hashtag” is registrable as a trademark or service mark …
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Cannata Quoted in Article for Web Hosting Secret Revealed
September 6, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata was quoted in a recent WebHostingSecretRevealed.net article entitled, “Top Reasons Why You Should Trademark Your Business Name.” Cannata advises that “Securing a federal trademark registration is one of the most practical and cost-effective ways that business owners can protect their brand.” To read the complete article, Click Here. …
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Intellectual Property Group Presents Seminar
July 11, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Gregory D. Miller, Stephen J. Smirti, Jr., Nancy A. Del Pizzo, and Michael C. Cannata, partners in the Firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, presented a seminar entitled “Intellectual Property: What is it and why is it important?” to members of the design team of one of the most well-recognized, and respected, New York based fashion …
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Cannata & Misiti Published in FC&S Legal
June 14, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata’s and Frank Misiti’s article entitled, “No Coverage for the Sale of Counterfeit Goods,” was published in FC&S Legal: The Insurance Information Center publication. To read the full article, Click Here. …
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Cannata Published in The Suffolk Lawyer
April 28, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata’s article, “You Should Trademark That!” was published in the April edition of The Suffolk Lawyer. The Suffolk Lawyer – April 2016 …
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Rivkin Radler Elects Five New Partners
December 22, 2015 | Health Services | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Appeals | Intellectual Property
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Michael Cannata, Nancy Del Pizzo, Jeremy Honig, Michael McIsaac and Amy Wiedmann have been elected Partners. “These attorneys are exceptionally talented and we are proud to call them our partners.  In addition to their impressive legal accomplishments, they are active members …
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Cannata Published in the NYIPLA Bulletin
October 31, 2015 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata’s article entitled, “Notable Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions” was published in the November issue of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association Bulletin. The full article can be found here. …
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Cannata featured in Long Island Business News
March 2, 2015 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata, an associate in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, was featured in the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Intellectual Property section.  Please click the link below to view the Column. Adobe Reader is required to view the bulletin. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your PC, click here to download …
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Cannata quoted in Newsday article
March 1, 2015 | Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Associate, Michael C. Cannata, was quoted in the March 1, 2015 Newsday article entitled, “A Sweet Save.” …
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Cannata published in the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal
September 30, 2014 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata’s article entitled, “Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Cancels Six Trademark Registrations Owned by the Washington Redskins,” was published in the October 2014 issue of Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal. …
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Cannata and Diviney Featured in Long Island Business News Who’s Who Section
March 6, 2014 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata and John Diviney were featured in the March 6 issue of the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who issue for Intellectual Property and Labor Law. Mr. Cannata practices in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Insurance Coverage & Litigation practice groups, where he focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage litigation. …
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Michael Cannata Quoted in Long Island Business News Article
January 17, 2014 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata, an Associate in the Insurance Coverage & Litigation and  Intellectual Property groups, was quoted in a January 17, 2014 Long Island Business News article entitled, “Patenting Opportunity.”  Please click the link below to view “Patenting Opportunity.” Adobe Reader is required to view the bulletin. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your PC, …
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Michael Cannata named “Young Lawyer of the Month” by the Nassau Lawyer
April 30, 2013 | Intellectual Property | Insurance Coverage
Michael Cannata, an Associate in the firm’s Insurance Coverage & Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups, has been named “Young Lawyer of the Month” for the month of May, by the Nassau Lawyer. Mr. Cannata joined the firm in September 2007.  He has extensive experience litigating complex commercial, intellectual property and insurance coverage matters at …
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