Joseph Barber of Howard & Howard

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Mr. Barber represents his clients in all aspects of their intellectual property protection and enforcement. He litigates patent and trademark matters in federal courts throughout the country and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a registered patent attorney. Mr. Barber’s experience in patent matters primarily focuses on mechanical, electrical, and optical technologies.

Mr. Barber represents several early-stage and startup companies in the procurement, protection, and licensing of their intellectual property. His work with these companies focuses on cost-effective intellectual property protection with the goal of establishing a strong foundation of intellectual property rights to ensure adequate protection in future disputes as the companies grow.

Mr. Barber also represents clients in their complex commercial disputes and defense of high-exposure product liability matters. His experience includes the representation of clients in business defamation, investor fraud, tortious interference, breach of contract, and directors and officers (D&O) liability matters.

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Why Creators Need to Pay Close Attention to the SCOTUS Andy Warhol Infringement Case

The US Supreme Court in March decided it will revisit a dispute over pop artist Andy Warhol’s images of Prince. In taking up the case, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, the Court aims to more clearly define the scope of what’s known as “fair use” in US copyright law. The … Continue Reading

Outcome of Hermes Claim Against MetaBirkin NFT May Provide Glimpse of Future for Fashion, Art in Metaverse

Hermes recently sued a digital artist for knocking off its Birkin handbag through the issuance of MetaBirkin non-fungible tokens (“NFT”). For those not aware of the filing or related media attention, the artist created fuzzy images of the Hermes Birkin handbag and minted them as NFTs. NFTs are digital records of data stored on a … Continue Reading