David B. Sherman concentrates his practice in intellectual property with an emphasis on trademark, copyright and technology matters. David’s practice focuses on the clearance, protection, use and licensing of trademarks, logos and branding, advertising, marketing and promotions, celebrity endorsement and talent agreements, creative content and intellectual property-related diligence and corporate transactions. He also provides counseling to a wide array of businesses, ranging from start-ups to large privately held and public companies, on technology-related issues, including domain name disputes, user-generated content, social media and online infringement. David serves as a member of Katten’s firmwide Associates Committee and its New York Associates Committee.
David regularly represents clients in the fashion, apparel, music, entertainment, media, publishing, food and beverage, financial services, banking and consumer products industries.
In 2014, David was selected by the New York Law Journal as a recipient of its “Lawyers Who Lead by Example” award, based on his outstanding record of pro bono service. David has performed significant pro bono work with Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS), including serving as a member of VOLS's Microenterprise Project Advisory Council, and overseeing Katten's participation in the Microenterprise Project, which was recognized by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the City of New York as part of its Neighborhood Achievement Awards and for which the firm won a VOLS Pro Bono Award. As part of the project, David has provided one-on-one legal consultation and developed and delivered educational courses on intellectual property to low-income entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout New York City.
During law school, David served as an extern to the Honorable Joel A. Pisano, US District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Shown below is a selection of David’s engagements.