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About Steven L. Baron

  • June 11, 2019

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Steven Baron is a partner at Mandell Mankes LLC. Mr. Baron has significant experience in complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on matters involving intellectual property, media, First Amendment, advertising, marketing and class action defense.  Mr. Baron represents media and entertainment companies, advertising and marketing agencies, graphic artists, authors, publishers, recording companies and recording artists, information technology businesses, Internet service providers and other clients with intellectual property and media interests.

Mr. Baron has appeared before state and federal courts and arbitrators and mediators on matters involving defamation, privacy, copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets and to defend clients against class action claims.  He also appears in administrative tribunals such as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings and WIPO domain name dispute resolution proceedings.

Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Baron guides clients in selecting and clearing trademarks and prosecuting trademark and copyright applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Copyright Office.  He also counsels clients on matters involving rights of publicity and privacy.  To assist clients in their commercial relationships, Mr. Baron drafts, reviews and negotiates a host of agreements, including intellectual property licenses and assignments, software escrow agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, work-made-for-hire agreements, employment agreements, merchant agreements, and web site terms of use and privacy policies.