TARANEH J. MARCIANO
Special Counsel
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TARANEH J. MARCIANO Special Counsel
Tara Marciano is special counsel in the Intellectual Property and Litigation practice groups. She focuses her practice on trademark, copyright and commercial litigation, and intellectual property counseling.

Tara began her legal career at Kelley Drye, where she focused her practice on complex commercial litigation in diverse areas including trademark, copyright, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, breach of contract, class actions and employment.

Prior to rejoining Kelley Drye, Tara was senior in-house litigation, regulatory and business operations counsel for a global luxury retail company, where she collaborated with key business stakeholders and senior management on commercial and intellectual property litigation, data privacy, data security, advertising, intellectual property, compliance and regulatory matters. Tara provided cross-functional counseling in support of multiple brands’ retail operations with review of issues related to regulatory requirements and compliance, advertising/marketing, data privacy, data security, antitrust, product safety, customer service, and vendor disputes.
 
Trademark & Copyright

Member of litigation team that obtained judgment in favor of famous apparel, home furnishings, fragrances, and accessories designer in an action for contempt of an injunctive order in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Member of litigation team that successfully defended an appeal to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, on behalf of a famous apparel, home furnishings, fragrances, and accessories designer, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York’s dismissal of an action seeking declaratory judgment that the use of the plaintiff’s mark on certain products did not infringe upon defendant’s trademarks and entry of a permanent injunction in favor of defendant.

Member of litigation team that successfully defended a major spirits company against a false designation of origin claim, which was part of a protracted dispute involving courts in three circuits, two federal agencies, and the World Trade Organization, concerning the establishment of the company’s rights to one of its marks in the United States.

Member of litigation team that obtained a motion to dismiss on behalf of client, an online video viewing platform, in a copyright infringement matter in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Commercial Litigation

Member of litigation team representing major oil company in various lawsuits initiated throughout the United States impacting the manner in which crude oil is traded in the United States.

Member of litigation team defending pharmaceutical manufacturers in false claims act litigations brought by the federal government, state Attorneys General and class action plaintiffs in federal and state courts.

Member of litigation team that obtained a multi-million dollar settlement and additional relief on behalf of a company arising out of the company’s purchase of a business which included the seller’s agreement to certain restrictive covenants as part of the sale. The matter settled just prior to a preliminary injunction hearing.

Member of litigation team representing a major telecommunications company in breach of contract action stemming from major acquisition. Case settled during trial.
 
Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” 2014.
 
International Trademark Association (INTA)
 

About

Tara Marciano is special counsel in the Intellectual Property and Litigation practice groups. She focuses her practice on trademark, copyright and commercial litigation, and intellectual property counseling.

Tara began her legal career at Kelley Drye, where she focused her practice on complex commercial litigation in diverse areas including trademark, copyright, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, breach of contract, class actions and employment.

Prior to rejoining Kelley Drye, Tara was senior in-house litigation, regulatory and business operations counsel for a global luxury retail company, where she collaborated with key business stakeholders and senior management on commercial and intellectual property litigation, data privacy, data security, advertising, intellectual property, compliance and regulatory matters. Tara provided cross-functional counseling in support of multiple brands’ retail operations with review of issues related to regulatory requirements and compliance, advertising/marketing, data privacy, data security, antitrust, product safety, customer service, and vendor disputes.
 

Experience

Trademark & Copyright

Member of litigation team that obtained judgment in favor of famous apparel, home furnishings, fragrances, and accessories designer in an action for contempt of an injunctive order in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Member of litigation team that successfully defended an appeal to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, on behalf of a famous apparel, home furnishings, fragrances, and accessories designer, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York’s dismissal of an action seeking declaratory judgment that the use of the plaintiff’s mark on certain products did not infringe upon defendant’s trademarks and entry of a permanent injunction in favor of defendant.

Member of litigation team that successfully defended a major spirits company against a false designation of origin claim, which was part of a protracted dispute involving courts in three circuits, two federal agencies, and the World Trade Organization, concerning the establishment of the company’s rights to one of its marks in the United States.

Member of litigation team that obtained a motion to dismiss on behalf of client, an online video viewing platform, in a copyright infringement matter in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Commercial Litigation

Member of litigation team representing major oil company in various lawsuits initiated throughout the United States impacting the manner in which crude oil is traded in the United States.

Member of litigation team defending pharmaceutical manufacturers in false claims act litigations brought by the federal government, state Attorneys General and class action plaintiffs in federal and state courts.

Member of litigation team that obtained a multi-million dollar settlement and additional relief on behalf of a company arising out of the company’s purchase of a business which included the seller’s agreement to certain restrictive covenants as part of the sale. The matter settled just prior to a preliminary injunction hearing.

Member of litigation team representing a major telecommunications company in breach of contract action stemming from major acquisition. Case settled during trial.
 

Honors

Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” 2014.
 

Memberships

International Trademark Association (INTA)
 
Speaking Engagements