Recent News - Michael C. Cannata
August 10, 2020 |
On August 13, Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti will present on a New York Intellectual Property Law Association panel.
The panelists will analyze the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V., dealing with the registrability and protectability of “generic.com” trademarks, and the potential impact of the Booking.com decision going forward.Read More
February 20, 2020 |
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” toRead More
January 14, 2020 |
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.Read More
December 13, 2019 | |
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.Read More
April 25, 2019 | |
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 theRead More
February 27, 2019 |
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 ofRead More
February 19, 2019 |
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.Read More
December 19, 2018 |
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 useRead More
October 17, 2018 |
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,Read More
April 24, 2018 |
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 throughRead More
January 9, 2018 |
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 inRead More
January 3, 2018 |
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 constructionRead More
July 5, 2017 | |
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 orRead More
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’sRead More
June 9, 2017 | |
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 IntellectualRead More
June 9, 2017 |
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,Read More
March 10, 2017 | |
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 inRead More
March 6, 2017 | |
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.Read More
November 28, 2016 |
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 asRead More
November 14, 2016 | |
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 GroupRead More
October 24, 2016 | |
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.”
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October 20, 2016 |
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 markRead More
September 6, 2016 |
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.Read More
July 11, 2016 |
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 fashionRead More
June 14, 2016 | |
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.Read More
April 28, 2016 | |
Michael Cannata’s article, “You Should Trademark That!” was published in the April edition of The Suffolk Lawyer.
The Suffolk Lawyer – April 2016Read More
December 22, 2015 | | | |
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 membersRead More
October 31, 2015 |
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.Read More
March 2, 2015 |
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.
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March 1, 2015 |
Intellectual Property Associate, Michael C. Cannata, was quoted in the March 1, 2015 Newsday article entitled, “A Sweet Save.”Read More
September 30, 2014 |
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.Read More
March 6, 2014 | |
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.Read More
January 17, 2014 | |
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.”
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April 30, 2013 | |
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 atRead More
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