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Rob Potter focuses his practice on trademark and copyright litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on anti-counterfeiting and Internet infringement. Mr. Potter routinely litigates disputes in state and federal courts around the country and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and advises clients on intellectual property matters across a wide range of industries including entertainment, luxury goods, and technology.
Mr. Potter has successfully represented clients in a broad array of copyright and trademark matters, including successful oral argument before the Second Circuit in affirming a summary judgment victory for client Sony Pictures Entertainment. Mr. Potter also has experience in obtaining and enforcing temporary and preliminary injunctive relief in trademark and anti-counterfeiting matters.
Mr. Potter was recognized as a New York "Super Lawyer" in 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 and as a New York "Rising Star" in 2012 and 2011 for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Potter was recognized as a 2014 Volunteer of the Year by the Pro Bono Partnership (PBP) of Atlanta for his representation of Positive Impact, an Atlanta-based non-profit, in federal trademark litigation in New York.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|New York "Super Lawyer"||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|New York "Super Lawyer"||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|New York "Super Lawyer"||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|New York "Super Lawyer"||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|New York "Rising Star"||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|New York "Rising Star"||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Partner||Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP||2008 - 2015|
|Attorney||Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP||2005 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Copyright Society of the USA||Co-Chair, New York Chapter||2016 - Present|
|International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition||Member||2009 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Intellectual Property Division||2008 - Present|
|Copyright Society of the USA||Programming Committee, NY Chapter||2008 - Present|
|Kind, LLC v. Clif Bar & Co., 2014 WL 2619817 (S.D.N.Y. June 12, 2014)||Favorable decision|
|Cabell v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., 10-2690-cv (2d Cir. June 24, 2011), aff'g 95 U.S.P.Q.2d 1089 (S.D.N.Y. 2010)||Appellate defense of full summary judgment award|
|Coty Inc., et al. v. C Lenu, Inc., et al., No. 10-21812 (S.D. Fla. filed June 3, 2010)||Consent judgment and permanent injunction|
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|Bright Ideas, a publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association||So What'cha Want? The Need for Clarity in Copyright Infringement Cases Based on Digital Sampling||2012|
|Bright Ideas, a publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association||Distinction Without Difference? The Impact of Salinger on Preliminary Injunctions in Trademark Cases in the Second Circuit||2010|
|Intellectual Property Strategist||Actionable Trademark Infringement - Unauthorized Removal of Quality Control, Anti-Counterfeiting Devices from Genuine Trademarked Products||2009|
|University of Pennsylvania Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Florida State University||Communication||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|December 2012 meeting||Look What They’ve Done to My Song Ma!: The Past, Present & Future of Copyright Law and Music||2012|
|Brooklyn Law School Presentation||Girl Talk, J.D. Salinger, and 2 Live Crew: The Past, Present, and Future of Music Sampling and Copyright Law||2011|
|Roundtable Discussion||First Patents, Then Copyrights, Now Trademarks? A Look At Salinger V. Colting And Its Future Effect – Or Lack Thereof – On Trademark Cases In The Second Circuit||2010|