Recent News - Frank M. Misiti
March 8, 2021
The Nassau County Bar Association, The Safe Center LI and Nassau Suffolk Law Services have named Rivkin Radler a top law firm in pro bono service for 2020.
The annual awards rank law firms by total number of pro bono service hours within their category. Rivkin Radler logged the second-largest number of pro bono hoursRead More
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
October 10, 2019 | |
Michael Troisi, Frank Misiti and Laura Mulholland secured pre-answer dismissal of a tortious interference with contract claim asserted against our insurance company client.
Plaintiffs asserted that our client tortiously interfered with a contract entered into between plaintiffs and their supplementary uninsured motorist (SUM) insurer, based on our client having “rushed to send” a settlement check,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
July 13, 2018 | |
Michael Versichelli and Frank Misiti obtained summary judgment dismissing claims against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company for defense and indemnification of an underlying wrongful death/personal injury judgment in the amount of $2.98 million.
The underlying lawsuit arose out of a motor vehicle accident whereby the insured’s daughter was following the insured (her mother) inRead More
April 24, 2018
The Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA), The Safe Center LI (TSCLI) and Nassau Suffolk Law Services (NSLS) have named Rivkin Radler a top law firm in pro bono service for 2017. This is the fourth consecutive year the firm has been recognized.
The annual award, which ranks law firms by categories based on size, alsoRead 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
April 12, 2017 |
Frank Misiti and Paul Gorfinkel obtained an affirmance in the Appellate Division, Fourth Department of a declaratory judgment in Time Cap Development Corp. v. Colony Insurance Company, et al., v. Cincinnati Insurance Company, that an insurer was “wholly excess” to the insurance issued to a mutual insured for an underlying personal injury action. The FourthRead More
April 6, 2017
We are proud to announce that the Nassau County Bar Association, The Safe Center LI and Nassau Suffolk Law Services has named Rivkin Radler a top law firm in pro bono service for 2016. This is the third consecutive year the firm has been recognized.
Individual attorneys receiving recognition include Brian Boxler, William Cornachio, RyanRead 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
January 1, 2017 | | | | | | | |
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Avigael Fyman, Ryan Goldberg, Matthew Lampert, Robert Maloney, Sean McAloon and Frank Misiti 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 activeRead 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.”
Click here to read the article.Read 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
February 5, 2016 |
William Savino, Paul Gorfinkel, and Frank Misiti obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurer in an action by a party claiming to be an additional insured. The ruling is an important victory for insurers because it rejects an alleged additional insured’s attempt to expansively apply the estoppel doctrine.
In Temple Beth Shalom Foundation, Inc.Read More
August 11, 2015 |
William Savino, Paul Gorfinkel and Frank Misiti secured a declaratory judgment in Time Cap Development Corp. v. Colony Insurance Company, et al., v. Cincinnati Insurance Company, (New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County) that an insurer was “wholly excess” to the insurance issued to the insurers’ mutual insured for an underlying personal injury action.
The underlyingRead More
June 27, 2014 | |
William Savino, Paul Gorfinkel and Frank Misiti secured a declaratory judgment in Central Mutual Insurance Company v. Willig, et al., (N.D.N.Y.) that the insurer had no obligation to defend or indemnify the insured for an underlying lawsuit which sought damages arising out of the right to use an easement to access the shores of Lake George.Read More
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