Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman represents numerous clients whose products embody some of the most well known designs, including several clients whose products are part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. For more than 35 years, our attorneys have been managing the rights associated with luxury goods. From the makers of high-end perfumes and handbags seen regularly in Vogue, to desk lamps and coffee tables coveted for their groundbreaking design, we have extensive experience with and an impeccable track record for taking care of our clients’ needs and for ensuring that their fine products retain the rights and reap the profits they deserve.
In a case involving modern lamp design, we represented the Italian manufacturer of a celebrated lighting fixture. This halogen lamp was a top-seller around the globe and had earned a place in the design collections of The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. When a manufacturer in Taiwan began to market a copycat product, we demonstrated to the Court that the design was strikingly similar. Upon showing that our client’s model possessed trade dress rights, the Court issued an injunction against further marketing of the defendant’s lamp. The defendant’s argument that confusion between the two brands could be obviated by placing an identifying label on their product was also rejected by the Court.