Simon Frankel is a skilled litigator who focuses his practice on copyright and trademark disputes, with an emphasis on the technology and consumer products sectors. He is chair of Covington’s Intellectual Property Rights practice group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
Mr. Frankel has also led defense of numerous 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. By way of example, he has served as lead counsel to numerous Internet service providers in putative class actions asserting privacy claims where we obtained dismissals at the pleading stage.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Frankel assists clients on a range of digital issues, anti-counterfeiting efforts, and policy work before the U.S. Copyright Office.
He is also 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. He teaches a class on Art and the Law at Stanford Law School.