Partner - McCarter & English LLP
Gregory Shatan’s practice focuses on IP and technology transactions, web accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act, internet and domain name law and policy and trademark portfolio management, licensing, protection and enforcement. He works with clients in various industries, including media, entertainment, consumer goods, technology, internet, fashion, apparel, accessory, jewellery, fragrance, financial services and publishing.
Mr Shatan represents clients entering into sophisticated technology-related agreements including outsourcing agreements and software, cloud and website development agreements. He has also handled numerous licensing, endorsement, sponsorship, production, distribution, consulting, marketing and franchising agreements.
Mr Shatan helps companies navigate the legal, regulatory, business and technical landscape of ‘web accessibility’ under the Americans with Disabilities Act, which obligates businesses to make certain websites and mobile applications accessible to those with vision, hearing, motor and cognitive disabilities.
Mr Shatan’s practice has significant focus on internet governance, domain name law and new media counselling and enforcement, including managing domain name portfolios and securing the transfer of domain names. He has counselled clients on matters relating to the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) programme, including applications for new gTLDs. He also works with clients on online data privacy, data breach and cybersecurity matters. Mr Shatan is the president of the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); the IPC represents the interests of the IP community in domain name policy development and implementation at ICANN.
Mr Shatan represents clients on strategic brand management and IP portfolio management matters, including clearance, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement of trademark rights around the world. He has also represented several major musical artists in their trademark, licensing and endorsement activities and in protecting and enforcing their trademark and publicity rights, particularly online.
Mr Shatan has worked on over 700 transactions, including acquisitions of IP and technology rights and assets, as well as IP and technology issues in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings and other corporate transactions, such as due diligence, drafting and negotiation of IP and technology-related agreements and IP transfers.
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