Our domestic and international clients specialize in a diverse set of products, including wedding gowns, swimwear, outerwear, lingerie, couture, luxury handbags and travel accessories, furniture, and cosmetics.
Protecting the intellectual property rights of these clients is of the utmost importance. Barton’s attorneys have a history of successfully litigating infringements related to copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, patents, and counterfeit goods. We also assertively represent clients in connection with claims of false advertising, unfair competition, and unjust enrichment. Beyond IP matters, Barton’s multi-disciplinary team advises on employment agreements, licensing, financing, acquisitions, work visas, breach of contract disputes, and cybersecurity measures.
Our attorneys are also active in the very niche and highly technical space of art dealing and leasing. We have represented art dealers, lenders, and collectors involved in sale leaseback arrangements, art financing, and collateralized loans. Art financing is a growing sector in the art market and has begun to be used by various companies as a means of funding investments in more traditional businesses. With that in mind, Barton provides clients in this space with knowledgeable and sophisticated counsel regarding the many legal matters intrinsic in the world of fine art.