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Bret J. Danow

Partner
bret.danow@kattenlaw.com
New York Office
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Overview

Bret J. Danow focuses his practice on trademark licensing and brand protection with a concentration in the fashion industry and regularly counsels clients in the apparel, sporting goods, publishing, education, entertainment, liquor, banking, financial services and consumer electronics industries.  He has worked at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP for his entire career, spanning more than 14 years.

Bret counsels and assists clients in connection with all facets of trademark law, including licensing, retail store agreements, distribution agreements, celebrity endorsement agreements, trademark clearance, prosecution, enforcement, monitoring and portfolio management, agreement administration, domain name disputes and intellectual property-related diligence and corporate transactions. He represents companies ranging from small start-ups to large international fashion brands. 

Bret represents clients in developing, building and administering the worldwide licensing, exploitation, searching, clearance, registration and enforcement of trademarks, logos and domain names and works with all clients to develop strategies to protect their valuable intellectual property assets worldwide.

Together with Katten partner Karen Artz Ash, Bret writes a column that appears 10 times a year in Managing Intellectual Property magazine.

Shown below is a selection of Bret’s engagements.

Recognition

Practical Law Company, Cross-Border IP in Business Transactions Handbook (2010–2011)
Articles
May 2013
Co-author, Questions Left Unanswered by Louboutin Case, Managing Intellectual Property
April 2013
Co-author, Anonymous Comments Allowed as Evidence of Confusion, Managing Intellectual Property
March 2013
Co-author, Supreme Court Rules on Covenant Not to Sue, Managing Intellectual Property
December 2012 / January 2013
Co-author, The Territorial Extent of Trade Marks, Managing Intellectual Property
November 2012
Co-author, Court Cases Highlight Product Liability for Licensors, Managing Intellectual Property
October 2012
Co-author, Court Ensures Trade Mark Protection for Fashion Colours, Managing Intellectual Property
September 2012
Co-author, New Treatment of Trade Mark Licenses in Bankruptcy, Managing Intellectual Property
July / August 2012
Co-author, How to Petition for Special Treatment, Managing Intellectual Property
June 2012
Co-author, Deceptive Geographic Marks Clarified, Managing Intellectual Property
May 2012
Co-author, Risks of Guerilla Marketing at the Olympics, Managing Intellectual Property
April 2012
Co-author, Trade Marking Linsanity, Managing Intellectual Property
March 2012
Co-author, Louboutin Claims Colour Exclusivity, Managing Intellectual Property
February 2012
Co-author, Beware Similar Marks on Related Goods, Managing Intellectual Property
December 2011 / January 2012
Co-author, Tips on Acceleration of Royalties Provisions, Managing Intellectual Property
November 2011
Co-author, Renewing Domain Names and the ACPA, Managing Intellectual Property
July / August 2011
Co-author, Dividing Trade Marks, Managing Intellectual Property
May 2011
Co-author, Reverse Confusion, Managing Intellectual Property
April 2011
Co-author, Rules on Gift Cards, Managing Intellectual Property
March 2011
Co-author, Domain Name Enforcement Broadened, Managing Intellectual Property
February 2011
Co-author, How to Avoid Naked Licensing, Managing Intellectual Property
December 2010 / January 2011
Co-author, The Misconceptions About Incontestability, Managing Intellectual Property
November 2010
Co-author, UDRP Evidence Standards, Managing Intellectual Property
October 2010
Co-author, Extraterritorial Application of the Lanham Act, Managing Intellectual Property
September 2010
Co-author, Insurance Coverage for Infringement Claims, Managing Intellectual Property
July / August 2010
Co-author, Common Law Rights Can Outlast Registration, Managing Intellectual Property
June 2010
Co-author, Changes in Declaratory Judgment Standards, Managing Intellectual Property
May 2010
Co-author, Licence Agreements in Cross-Border Agreements, Managing Intellectual Property
April 2010
Co-author, Cautions on Consent to Registration Agreements, Managing Intellectual Property
March 2010
Co-author, Likelihood of Confusion for Alcoholic Beverage Marks, Managing Intellectual Property
February 2010
Co-author, Obtaining Registrations for Personal Names, Managing Intellectual Property
December 2009 / January 2010
Co-author, Co-Existence Agreements, Managing Intellectual Property
November 2009
Co-author, Effect of Corporate Name Registrations, Managing Intellectual Property
October 2009
Co-author, Changes to Fraud Analysis, Managing Intellectual Property
September 2009
Co-author, Registration on the Supplemental Register, Managing Intellectual Property
July / August 2009
Co-author, Settlement of Opposition Proceedings, Managing Intellectual Property
June 2009
Co-author, Intent-to-Use Requirements, Managing Intellectual Property
May 2009
Co-author, Licensing in the Credit Crunch, Managing Intellectual Property
April 2009
Co-author, Trade Mark Disclaimers, Managing Intellectual Property
March 2009
Co-author, Trade Mark Monitoring, Managing Intellectual Property
February 2009
Co-author, Excusable Neglect, Managing Intellectual Property
December 2008 / January 2009
Co-author, Deceptively Misdescriptive Geographic Marks, Managing Intellectual Property
November 2008
Co-author, Avoid Domain Name Scams, Managing Intellectual Property
October 2008
Co-author, Licence Agreement Representations, Managing Intellectual Property
September 2008
Co-author, Protecting Certification Marks, Managing Intellectual Property
July / August 2008
Co-author, Avoiding Willful Infringement, Managing Intellectual Property
June 2008
Co-author, Using a Third Party's Trade Mark, Managing Intellectual Property
May 2008
Co-author, Claiming Trade Mark Rights in Particular Colours, Managing Intellectual Property
April 2008
Co-author, Environmentally Friendly Marketing Claims, Managing Intellectual Property
March 2008
Co-author, Enforcement Options for Foreign Marks, Managing Intellectual Property
February 2008
Co-author, Alternatives to Federal TM Filings, Managing Intellectual Property
December 2007 / January 2008
Co-author, Limitations on Governing Law Provisions, Managing Intellectual Property
November 2007
Co-author, Excusable Non-Use of a Trade Mark, Managing Intellectual Property
October 2007
Co-author, Use of Personal Names, Managing Intellectual Property
September 2007
Co-author, Infringement Risks and Related Goods, Managing Intellectual Property
July / August 2007
Co-author, Enforceability of Priority Filings, Managing Intellectual Property
June 2007
Co-author, Fraud Warnings, Managing Intellectual Property
May 2007
Co-author, Risks Arising from Phonetic Similarity, Managing Intellectual Property
April 2007
Co-author, The Importance of Trade Mark Clearance, Managing Intellectual Property
March 2007
Co-author, Cautions About Foreign Word Marks, Managing Intellectual Property
October 4, 2004
Co-author, The Effect of "New Uses" on Copyright License Agreements, New York Law Journal
August 3, 2004
Co-author, Anticipate New Technologies When Drafting Copyright Licenses, Entertainment Law Weekly
July / August 2004
Co-author, Reducing the Effects of Licensing Bankruptcy, Managing Intellectual Property
Bret J. Danow

Education

  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • BA, University of Michigan

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Recognition

Practical Law Company
Cross-Border IP in Business Transactions Handbook (2010–2011)
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Languages

  • Spanish
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