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Karen R. Berry

Karen R. Berry

Counsel

Expertise

  • Art and Museum Law
  • Corporate
  • Intellectual Property Transactions
  • Media, Entertainment and Sports

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Activity

Profile

Karen Berry’s areas of practice include intellectual property counseling, transactions, and licensing and corporate transactions and counseling.

Representative Matters

Intellectual Property Transactions
Drafting and negotiating Internet and new media agreements (website development, hosting and maintenance; co-location; e-commerce; technology outsourcing; advertising; digital and wireless delivery; content licensing and co-branding; technology transfer; multimedia products; database licensing; web site terms of use); publishing agreements (on behalf of publishers and authors); literary agency; entertainment (music licensing; music administration; celebrity appearances; endorsement agreements; television program production and licensing; film development fund; product fulfillment for public television premiums and infomercials; interactive entertainment web site); trademark licensing (international and domestic); software agreements (development, maintenance, and licensing; source code escrow).

Intellectual Property Counseling
General counseling on a broad spectrum of intellectual property issues including creation, acquisition, transfer, and licensing of various intellectual property rights, trademark issues (prosecution and protection of marks); copyright issues (fair use, potential infringement issues); online privacy issues (privacy policies; compliance with laws and regulations); domain name disputes.

Corporate Transactions and Counseling
Drafting, negotiating and counseling with respect to various arrangements and agreements (consulting, supplier, distribution, confidentiality and nondisclosure, employment and severance, and research collaboration).

Public speaking on intellectual property issues concerning for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Representative clients include well-known entertainer, international apparel company, international conservation organization, major media organizations and publishers, museums and cultural organizations, private foundations and publicly-supported organizations, professional trade organization, sports-related organization, scientific research organizations, and internet companies.

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 1995)
  • University of Kentucky (B.A., 1978)
Areas of Practice

Art and Museum Law | Corporate | Intellectual Property Transactions | Media, Entertainment and Sports | Mergers and Acquisitions | Privacy and Data Security

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

MEMBER: Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association; NACUA (National Association of College and University Attorneys); AUTM (Association of University Technology Managers); Public speaking on intellectual property issues concerning for-profit and not-for-profit organizations



SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Speaker, “Special Copyright Issues for Museums, Foundations, and Other Non-Profits,” PLI Seminar on “Advanced Copyright Law 2017: Current Issues” (March 16, 2017); Panelist, "IP in a Virtual World," Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (2010); Panelist, "How to survive Second Life," AIPLA Annual Meeting (October 17, 2009)



Blogs

Antitrust Update
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

Antitrust Update Blog is a source of insights, information and analysis on criminal and civil antitrust and competition-related issues. Patterson Belknap’s antitrust lawyers represent clients in antitrust litigation and counseling matters, including those related to pricing, marketing,...

Data Security Law Blog
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DataSecurityLaw.com is the firm’s resource for the latest news, analysis, and thought leadership in the critical area of privacy and cybersecurity law. Patterson Belknap’s Privacy and Data Security practice provides public and private enterprises, their leadership teams and boards with...

Exempt Org Resource - Nonprofit Law Blog
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

ExemptOrgResource.com is an online resource for information and insight on the unique legal issues impacting nonprofit organizations. The site is designed to keep the nonprofit, tax-exempt organization community up-to-date on legal developments, changing regulations and good practices.

New York Commercial Division Decisions
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

The blog is a source for insights and developments related to practice in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court. This blog reviews key developments in the Commercial Division, including important decisions handed down by the Commercial Division and appellate court...

NY Patent Decisions Blog
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NYPatentDecisionsBlog.com is a source for the latest patent decisions from the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. The blog is authored by Patterson Belknap’s Patent Litigation practice group, whose members are highly experienced trial attorneys with extensive...

Second Circuit Criminal Law Blog
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The Second Circuit Criminal Law Blog is your place to follow the criminal law decisions rendered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. With a rich 225-year history of legendary judges like Learned Hand and Henry Friendly, the Second Circuit has long been known for writing important...

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