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Gorfinkel Argues Successful Appeal in Employee Misconduct Case
April 1, 2022 | Appeals | Employment & Labor

On March 30, 2022, the Second Department affirmed the right of a public library to discipline an employee for dishonesty and malfeasance.

The story spans almost 6 years. In 2016, a public library in a Westchester County town terminated its library director on account of multiple charges of misconduct. The director brought an

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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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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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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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Rivkin Radler Recognized in Chambers USA 2018
May 4, 2018 | Insurance Coverage | Health Services

The prestigious Chambers USA Directory has once again included Rivkin Radler LLP in its New York rankings.  The firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group has moved from Band 4 to Band 3 in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category and its Health Services Practice Group ranked in Band 4 in the Healthcare category. Firm partner William

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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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Rivkin Radler Recognized in Chambers USA 2017
May 26, 2017 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage

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 the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category and its Health Services Practice Group ranked in the Healthcare category.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Chambers USA,” said Managing

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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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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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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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Rivkin Radler Recognized in Chambers USA 2016 – Insurance and Health Services practices selected for inclusion
May 27, 2016 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage

The prestigious Chambers USA Directory has included Rivkin Radler LLP.  The firm is listed in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category and its Health Services Practice Group is recognized among “Notable Firms” for Healthcare in New York.

“The Chambers USA Directory is one of the premier resources for sophisticated users of legal services,” said Managing

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