Minding Your Business

Proskauer’s perspective on developments and trends in commercial litigation.

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Nicole Sockett

Nicole Sockett is an associate in the Litigation Department.

Nicole earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her B.S. in Biology from Haverford College. While at Columbia, Nicole interned and was a teaching assistant at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, helping to provide pro bono legal services to local artists and arts organizations. She was also a member of the Environmental Law Clinic and American Intellectual Property Law Association Moot Court.

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Supreme Court to Re-Examine Fair Use: Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith

On March 28th, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith, a case involving the core issues around copyright fair use. The case involves a series of Warhol drawings and silkscreen prints adapted from an original photograph of Prince taken by Lynn Goldsmith. Likely to interplay with the recent fair use decision in … Continue Reading

Second Circuit Overturns FTC Antitrust Decision Against 1-800-Contacts Involving Trademark Settlement Agreements

Earlier this month, the Second Circuit overturned a decision by the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) holding 1-800-Contacts violated antitrust law by entering into trademark settlement and related agreements that restricted bidding on auctions held by companies that operate search engines. 1-800 Contacts v. Federal Trade Commission. Although the Second Circuit recognized that trademark settlement … Continue Reading

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