DAVID STEINER has practiced law for over eighteen years in the fields of technology transactions and intellectual property. David’s practice focuses on drafting and negotiating agreements involving technology, media and intellectual property and advising clients with respect to trademark and copyright matters. David also advises clients on art law matters, including galleries, artists and auction houses.
David has considerable experience in all fields of trademark practice, including searching and clearance, prosecution (including oppositions and cancellations), investigation, disputes and litigation, and managing international trademark portfolios. In addition, David has developed an expertise on domain name issues, assisting clients with domain name searching, registration, transfers and disputes, including obtaining a favorable result in the tenth decision ever rendered by the World Intellectual Property Organization under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy.
David also advises clients on copyright matters, including registration, licensing, disputes and litigation. David frequently assists artists in enforcing their copyrights. Recent examples include obtaining a favorable settlement on an infringement claim against a major cable television network and stopping an overseas retailer from offering household items printed with unauthorized reproductions of an artist’s work.
In addition to advising artists on copyright matters, David also advises artists, galleries and auction houses on a variety of art law matters, including moral rights, representation and consignment agreements, contractual disputes, NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and tax issues.
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