Michael Patrick is an intellectual property and litigation partner who has represented and counseled some of the most well recognized brands in the world. Michael works with clients to protect and exploit their intellectual property by developing and implementing creative, sophisticated strategies that align with business drivers and goals, including strategies regarding intellectual property rights enforcement, acquisition, clearance, licensing, merchandising, and portfolio management.
Michael counsels individual clients with respect to the use, appearance, and exploitation of their name and images across various mediums, including the internet and social media, and which involve a variety of areas such as licensing (e.g., celebrity licensing), defamation, rights of privacy, and rights of publicity.
Michael also works with clients to address areas of corporate concern, including, global data privacy, and in the development and protection of products and product lines, including critical intellectual property aspects, product liability, risk identification and mitigation, commercial contracts, advertising, and social media. As a litigator, Michael represents clients in complex commercial disputes and high-stakes intellectual property infringement matters in state and federal courts, arbitration, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Michael represents clients across a diverse spectrum of industries, including fashion, entertainment, hunting and shooting sports, firearms, consumer products, technology, and luxury goods.