Transatlantic IP Attorney, New York and France

My name is Marie-Andrée Weiss and I am an attorney admitted in New York and in Strasbourg, France.

I practice intellectual property (copyright and trademark) law, privacy law, including internatinal data transfers, social media law, particularly social media marketing.

If you chose to retain me as an attorney, I will send you a detailed proposal, stating what I would do for you, how much work I anticipate will be necessary, and how much I will charge you for my services. My legal fees are quite reasonable.

If you accept this proposal and would like to hire me as an attorney, I will forward you an engagement letter that you will return to me after having signed it.

Once I become your attorney, I will return phone calls and emails within 24 hours, sooner than that in most cases.

Latest Articles

France’s Highest Court Rules in Favor of Freedom of Expression of Director over Heirs’Droit Moral

Readers of this blog may remember that the Paris Court of Appeals found in October 2015 that the staging of the opera Le Dialogue des Carmélites by Dmitry Chernyakov for the Munich Opera in 2010 violated the moral rights of composer and librettist Francis Poulenc, which adapted the eponymous theatrical play by Georges Bernanos. Le Dialogue des … [Read More...]

Anti-Harassment Video Turned Appetizers Ad is Not False Endorsement

On 24 January 2017, Judge Abrams from the Southern District of New York (SDNY) granted a motion to dismiss from a video director who had been sued for violation of Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act by an actress featured in an anti-street-harassment video he had directed, and which he later licensed for use in an TGI Friday’s appetizers … [Read More...]

Is Adidas too Agressive At Enforcing its Trademarks?

Adidas owns multiple trademark registrations in the European Union and the U.S. for its famous three stripe design, and it fiercely protects them. It has filed, and won, several trademark infringement suits, and regularly sends cease-and-desist letters asking brands to stop selling shoes or clothes bearing stripes. In February 2017, Adidas filed … [Read More...]