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Curtis B. Krasik

Fax +1.412.355.6501
Mr. Krasik is a trial attorney who focuses in intellectual property and entertainment law. He has represented and counseled clients in the media, entertainment, technology, consumer products and industrial sectors and served as first-chair trial counsel in trademark, copyright, trade secret, defamation, and unfair competition/false advertising litigation.

Representative Matters
Mr. Krasik has litigated such cutting edge issues as:
  • The interplay between the Lanham Act and the First Amendment
  • Application of the copyright preemption doctrine to bar right of publicity and other common law claims against a copyrightable work
  • Obtaining preliminary and permanent injunctive relief under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • The respective rights of former members to exploit the names of their famous punk rock bands for merchandising
  • Ownership and control issues with respect to the music and merchandising interests of a Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame member band
  • Copyright, trademark and right of publicity issues involved in launching a subscription-based over-the-top (“OTT”) network
  • Defamation issues relating to the media’s critical portrayal of celebrities
  • Defended a sports entertainment company against claims of traumatic brain injury in multiple class actions and wrongful death lawsuits
  • The scope of commercial advertising and promotion under the Lanham Act
  • Parody and First Amendment protected speech under the Lanham Act and Copyright Act
  • Application of the Supreme Court's ruling in Dastar v. Twentieth Century Fox to false designation of origin claims under the Lanham Act
  • The standard for the disgorgement of profits attributable to an infringement under the Copyright Act
  • The protectability of clothing/footwear designs under copyright law and trade dress law
  • The scope of musical interpretation permitted under the compulsory licensing provisions of the Copyright Act