Gregory Gulia is co-chair of the Entertainment and New Media Practice Group. Mr. Gulia practices in the areas of copyright and trademark law.
Mr. Gulia has counseled clients concerning a broad range of intellectual property issues, negotiated trademark licenses, purchases and consent agreements, and litigated numerous trademark, copyright, anti-counterfeiting, domain name, unfair competition, trade secrets, rights of publicity and privacy, and First Amendment cases for various major media corporations, entertainers, luxury goods makers, fashion companies, international store chains and consumer products companies.
- Obtained dismissal on behalf of Conopco, Inc. d/b/a Unilever of all claims brought by manufacturer and supplier American Accessories International, LLC, which had alleged breach of contract, promissory estoppel, promissory fraud, negligent misrepresentation and fraudulent concealment.
- Obtained partial summary judgment in Digital Millennium Copyright Act case, holding that cloud storage of music files does not constitute copyright infringement and that the DMCA applies to pre-1972 works — both cases of first impression and of enormous impact for the music industry.
- Represented Sherwood 48 Associates in a trade dress infringement, dilution, electronic trespass and unfair competition case against Sony Corporation of America.
- Counsel to the popular singer and entertainer Janet Jackson in a successful in rem action to recover the domain name Janet Jackson.com.
- Counsel to Primetime 24 Joint Venture as plaintiff in a dispute with DirecTV regarding the Satellite Home Viewer Act and copyright licenses to distribute content to satellite television subscribers. The cases settled on terms very favorable to the client.
- Counsel to American Express Travel Related Services Co. in its affirmation of a grant of summary judgment holding that the mark 1-900-WEATHER belongs to American Express.
- Negotiated and drafted license agreement between two major consumer products companies for $100 million dollar license deal
- Represented major international company in successfully recovering over one thousand domain names from cybersquatters
- Represented consumer products company in negotiations to sponsor production of compilation music CD used as gift with purchase for $100 million product launch
- Vetted series of crime novels for major publisher to advise of potential liability.
Admissions : New York
Education : University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1992
Professional Activities : Adjunct Lecturer, Urban Sociology, German, Philosophy, Consumer Economics and National Government, City Colleges of Chicago, Soegel, Germany, 1985-1987
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