Allison Stillman is an Intellectual Property partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office. She concentrates her practice in copyright, trademark, trade dress, and other intellectual property and complex litigation matters.
Allison has represented public and private companies in a range of industries, with a particular concentration in technology and media, and leading global consumer brands.
Allison has worked on numerous high-profile disputes that have shaped intellectual property law, especially disputes involving the convergence of new media and new technologies.
Allison has particular expertise in the digital media space and has represented digital distribution companies in disputes with content owners, particularly in the music industry.
Allison also advises clients in connection with intellectual property licensing, prosecution and acquisitions; brand protection; and advertising and social media clearance. Allison has been named a “Rising Star” by New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine for 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Allison sits on the Board of Directors of Lawyers for Children, a not-for-profit legal corporation dedicated to protecting the rights of children in foster care in New York City and promoting system-wide child welfare reform in New York State.
Allison has represented Lawyers for Children in several appellate matters before the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division and the New York Court of Appeals. Allison began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard R. Clifton, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, magna cum laude
- University of Pennsylvania, BA, magna cum laude
- New York
- US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- US District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Represented Google in industry-wide class action copyright litigation against digital music retailers implicating Section 115 mechanical licenses in connection with digital downloads. (Blagman v. Apple Inc. et al. (USDC SDNY))
- Represented Cablevision in a suit for alleged breach of licensing and distribution agreements, copyright infringement, and trademark infringement, concerning the display of cable content on the iPad. (Viacom International Inc., et al. v. Cablevision Systems Corporationet al. (USDC SDNY)).
- Defended LG Electronics and others in copyright action brought on behalf of artist alleging infringement of museum artwork in digital wallpaper and marketing materials for mobile phone. (Pape v. LG Electronics USA Inc. et al. (USDC SDNY))
- Represented Nestlé Waters in trademark infringement action against Pura Vida H2O based on use of nearly identical trademarks to Nestlé’s famous Pure Life marks in connection with water filtration systems. (Nestlé Waters North America Inc. v. Pura Vida H2O, LLC(USDC D. Conn.)).
- Represented Nestlé USA and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Co. in defense of trademark infringement claims relating to the use of Weight Watchers Points trademarks on marketing materials for Lean Cuisine and Skinny Cow products. (Weight Watchers Int’l v. Nestlé USA, Inc. (USDC SDNY)).
- Drafted brief on behalf of Appellee/Cross Appellant Faiveley in the appeal of summary judgment and $20 million jury verdict in trade secret case (affirmed in all material respects) (Faiveley Transport USA et al v. Wabtec Corporation (USCA 2d Cir.)).
- Advised Capital One on trademark and related IP issues in connection with acquisition of ING Direct
- Advised Fortune 100 consumer brand company on joint venture and cross-licensing project involving the use of famous literary works
- Advised cosmetics companies on license and distribution agreements to sell products through international hotel chains and through video and ecommerce retailers
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