Erik Kahn has broad experience in complex technology deals and intellectual property protection, transactions, and litigation. He represents clients in diverse industries, including software and computer-related technologies, consulting, telecommunications and telephony, financial services, Internet, retail, consumer brands, healthcare, security, aviation, entertainment, publishing, and fashion.
Erik advises clients on all aspects of technology development, acquisition, licensing and transfer; global brand protection strategies and enforcement programs; content and brand licensing; intellectual property in corporate transactions; intellectual property audits; celebrity endorsements; and evaluation and vetting of entertainment properties. He litigates cases involving trademark and trade dress infringement, domain name disputes, copyright infringement, intellectual property licensing, and defamation.
The World Trademark Review designated Erik a recommended expert in New York for 2018, commenting that: “Erik Kahn knows how to smooth out multi-layered technology transactions to fully exploit the value of IP assets; he is also a dab hand at sophisticated litigation.” They also noted, “Erik Kahn, Bryan Cave’s Global IP Chief, is an incredibly smart attorney who is always three steps ahead of potential obstacles; his strategic advice ensures protection of portfolios in the long term.” Additionally, Erik is listed in the Best Lawyers in America® and New York Super Lawyers.
Erik previously served on the firm’s executive committee and was the leader of the firm’s global Intellectual Property practice group.
Representative clients include: AgerPoint, AIP Publishing, Belstar Group, CiDRA Holdings, ERA Helicopters, Everyday Health, MagicJack Vocaltec, New York City Police Department, New York eHealth Collaborative, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Public Health Solutions, MSA Security, Seacor Holdings, Avaya Holdings, Verint Systems, and Wireless Telecom Group.
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