Alexander Kaplan is an Associate in the Litigation Department, resident in the New York office. Alex works on a broad range of commercial litigation matters, but devotes the greater part of his practice to intellectual property litigation and counseling. He has particular experience in the fields of copyright and false advertising and also frequently advises on and litigates trademark, patent, trade secret and non-compete matters.
In copyright and related contract and tort disputes, Alex has represented various major record labels and recording artists as well as other media and entertainment companies. He also counsels clients with respect to DMCA, digital rights management and content encryption issues.
In trademark and false advertising matters, Alex represents and advises a range of consumer product and food and beverage companies before the federal courts and the NAD. Relatedly, Alex counsels clients concerning advertising and marketing claim substantiation and review. He also has litigated numerous trade secret misappropriation and restrictive covenant cases, and serves as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School teaching a course on trade secrets law.
Beyond intellectual property matters, Alex has also represented clients in many general commercial litigation matters, covering a range of industries, including professional sports, software, information technology, and cellular communications. He has participated in numerous temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction hearings, as well as multiple jury trials.
Alex also regularly takes on pro bono matters and has represented asylum seekers, including having successfully obtained a reversal by the Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, of a decision by the Immigration Courts, eventually obtaining an award of asylum for the client.
While at Brooklyn Law School, Alex served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Law & Policy and published a note titled “The Need for Statutory Protection from Seizure for Art Exhibitions: The Egon Schiele Seizures and the Implications for Major Museum Exhibitions,” 7 J.L. & POL'Y 691 (1999).