Organizations and public figures face challenges in managing their valuable media and intellectual property (IP) assets. The constantly evolving global market and technological landscape adds increasing complexity to IP and media-related disputes, and expose organizations to greater business risks. For enterprises at the forefront of innovation, sustained growth hinges on the capacity to elevate the value of new offerings and protect them from infringement claims.

Businesses and public figures alike must preserve and protect the valuable reputations that they build. Unlawful criticism and negative publicity, whether in the form of libel or product disparagement, can threaten business operations and personal brands if left unchecked.

Bilzin Sumberg’s Media and Intellectual Property Team has an established track record of successfully defending and prosecuting the full gamut of IP, libel, disparagement and other media and IP-related disputes. The firm has assisted companies and individuals in protecting their IP assets and reputations across a range of business sectors, including sports and entertainment; broadcast, digital, and print media; consumer goods and retail; electronics manufacturers; financial services; hospitality; luxury brands; pharmaceuticals; telecommunications; and the automotive industry. 

The Team has litigated numerous cases through trial and appeal, both jury and non-jury, in state and federal courts and in arbitration, in the following types of disputes:

  • Copyright
  • Defamation
  • False advertising 
  • First Amendment
  • Intellectual property
  • Privacy/publicity
  • Product configuration
  • Product disparagement
  • Trade dress
  • Trade libel
  • Trade secrets 
  • Trademarks


Robert L. Raskopf
Senior Counsel
Philip R. Stein
Practice Group Leader, Trial & Litigation
Scott N. Wagner
Lori Lustrin
Michael A. Hanzman
Senior Counsel
Matthew W. Tieman
Kayla M. Hernandez