Shirin Keen
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Associate
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Davis & Gilbert LLP
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Shirin Keen is an associate in the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups of Davis Gilbert. Her practice focuses on copyright infringement, idea misappropriation, trademark infringement, false advertising, right of publicity, defamation, and related entertainment, media and Internet/technology disputes. She also has experience with intellectual property prosecution and licensing, and advises clients in the advertising, fashion, entertainment and media industries. Representative Engagements · Currently representing a major apparel company against a copyright infringement claim by a photographer. · Represented two major television personalities and their intellectual property rights holding companies in a litigation asserting trademark and copyright infringement, violation of right of publicity, and other claims against internet marketers of dietary supplements and cosmetic products. · Defended one of the world's largest perfume manufacturers and its advertising agency against copyright infringement and false advertising claims over use of images of her jewelry in a perfume advertising campaign. Successfully defeated plaintiff's application for a preliminary injunction. · Represented an advertising agency and a media planning agency against claims of idea misappropriation of a branded entertainment reality show. · Obtained a declaratory judgment in a trademark infringement case on behalf of a major credit card company that a design agency did not have trademark rights to a slogan and that the credit card company's advertising agency independently created the slogan. Affirmed on appeal; petition for certiorari denied. · Represented the authors of a screenplay in a copyright-infringement lawsuit against a major film studio concerning a feature film. Obtained favorable decisions denying defendants' summary judgment motion and partially dismissing affirmative defenses. Obtained summary judgment dismissing an individual's and a partnership's claims that that they possessed joint-authorship and ownership rights in the authors' screenplay. · Obtained transfer of domain names on behalf of a famous radio talk show host from a cybersquatter. · Negotiated removal of defamatory blog postings by a news reporter, and obtained a correction and apology, on behalf of a healthcare communications company employee. Speaking Engagements "Litigating Internet-Based IP Claims: How to Protect and Defend What is Yours," Davis Gilbert Intellectual Property Litigation Seminar, May 4, 2011 "Basics of Trademark Enforcement," City Bar Center for CLE, Trademark Basics Beyond, November 5, 2009 Publications Co-Author, "Ninth Circuit Confirms That Keyword Advertising Can Be Trademark Infringement, But Raises The Bar To Prove Infringement," D Intellectual Property Litigation Alert, March 2011 Co-Author, "Trademarks Protect More Than Names," D Litigation Newsletter, Spring 2010 Co-Author, "Top-Level Domain Names Soon to Expand," D Litigation Newsletter, Fall 2009 Co-Author, "Advertising Agencies: Creators, Not Users - Or Infringers - Of Trademarks," D Litigation Newsletter, Winter 2009 Co-Author, "Avoiding Costly Mistakes: How to Copy 'Right' and How Not to Copy 'Wrong'," The Firm Voice, June 4, 2008 Co-Author, "Pro Bono - Law Firms: A Gift From The Heart To End Violence Against Women," The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, August 2007 Co-Author, "An Electronic Subscription Prescription," a chapter in Intellectual Property Technology Law Journal, October 2007 Professional Memberships/Affiliations New York City Bar Association, Trademarks Unfair Competition Committee, Secretary Copyright Society of the U.S.A. Federal Bar Council South Asians in Media and Marketing Association Organizations for Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America
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2004
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Job position:
Associate
Law Firm Name:
Davis & Gilbert LLP
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Columbia University School of Law
Academic degree:
J.D. - Juris Doctor
Dates attended:
... - 2004

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Emory University
Academic degree:
B.A. - Bachelor of Art
Dates attended:
... - 2000
Honors:
summa cum laude
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