Kimberly B Herman

Partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Kimberly B Herman leads Sullivan’s Intellectual Property Group and media and entertainment practices. Her practice spans the United States, Europe and the Middle East and emphasises the law and business of intellectual property. Her practice focuses on structuring and negotiating complex commercial transactions dealing with media and entertainment (including representation of clients in the news, documentary, motion picture and cable network industries), First Amendment and privacy issues, gaming, sanctioned gambling and e-sports, software, music and art on behalf of leading media, entertainment, technology and consumer-products companies, as well as filmmakers, project financiers, artists, museums and art galleries. This representation extends to Ms Herman assisting her clients in exploiting their brands, content and programming into different markets and entertainment distribution platforms through a variety of licensing, merchandising, publishing, sponsorship, agency and endorsement deals.

Ms Herman conducts audits and provides strategic counselling to assist clients in identifying, protecting and exploiting key IP assets and represents clients in a wide variety of trademark and copyright enforcement and defence matters. She advises clients in responding to claims of infringement of adversely held trademarks and copyrights, prepares and responds to cease and desist letters regarding the same, and provides advice on litigation, litigation settlements and mediation.

Ms Herman’s copyright enforcement activities also extend to representing several multi-national software companies in connection with their software anti-piracy compliance initiatives in North America.

Ms Herman successfully represented the estate of a world-renowned Israeli artist Menashe Kadishman in a copyright infringement dispute against a global television network for its unauthorised use of the artist’s masterpiece Shalekhet (Fallen Leaves) in a network’s wildly popular television series. She also represents street artists in connection with misappropriation of their works by big businesses, including evaluation of whether the Visual Artists Rights Act may offer protection.

Ms Herman is a guest speaker at Northeastern University in Boston, where she speaks on developments in IP law, copyright, fair use and First Amendment issues.

Professional associations

  • AIPLA
  • INTA
  • International Masters of Gaming Law

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Sullivan & Worcester LLP
One Post Office Square
Boston MA 02109
United States

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