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

Donald Graham’s Copyright Infringement Suit against Richard Prince Allowed to Go Forward

People interested in the U.S. fair use doctrine owe appropriation artist Richard Prince gratitude for providing several interesting fair use cases to monitor and comment about. Prince has been the defendant in several high profile cases in the Second Circuit (see here and here). He famously won the Second Circuit Cariou v. Prince case (see … [Read More...]

New York State Fails to Extend the Scope of its Right of Publicity Statute

New York State has a statutory right to publicity, New York Civil Rights Law 50 and 51. It protects the right of publicity of a "person, firm or corporation" in order to prevent "uses for advertising purposes, or for the purposes of trade"of "the name, portrait or picture of any living person without having first obtained the written consent of … [Read More...]

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...]