Simon Frankel focuses his practice on copyright and trademark litigation, Internet privacy and technology disputes, and legal issues related to visual art. He is a member of Covington’s Management Committee and chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Rights practice group.
Beyond a wide range of copyright and trademark litigation, Mr. Frankel’s intellectual property work includes anti-counterfeiting measures with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, right of publicity matters, and policy work before the U.S. Copyright Office in rule-making and related proceedings. He has been recognized as a leading intellectual property lawyer by several publications, including Best Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation.
Mr. Frankel's other civil litigation work includes numerous licensing and technology disputes and consumer class actions, including unfair competition and false advertising claims under California Business and Professions Code Section 17200, and Internet privacy claims under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Mr. Frankel is a recognized authority in the field of art law, where he has handled disputes involving cultural property claims, title disputes, moral rights claims, and resale royalties.
Mr. Frankel is also an experienced mediator and a member of the Northern District of California’s Alternative Dispute Resolution panel and the International Trademark Association’s Mediator Network.