Richard Pawelczyk

Richard Pawelczyk

Business transactions, litigation, intellectual property
  • Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Entertainment & Sports Law ...
  • Connecticut, New York
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Richard Pawelczyk handles transactions and litigation for individuals, as well as companies of all sizes. He has represented household names, both individuals and companies, in music, sports, fashion, food & beverage.

He was counsel to several prominent entertainment companies and helped guide their business development. Rich is also a seasoned intellectual property attorney, with vast experience in trademarks and copyrights for celebrities and media companies. He co-authored a legal brief that advocated for extension of copyright protection in a case that was before the United States Supreme Court.

Rich’s experience includes corporate transactions, commercial real estate, food & beverage, fashion, entertainment law, rights of publicity, and employment matters.

Rich helped form UmixIt Technologies with his colleagues at Columbia Records and Webster Hall, along with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, which won Intel’s Best New Technology Award at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Rich Pawelczyk earned his Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law and undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University.

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
Trademarks
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Entertainment & Sports Law
Employment Law
Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
ID Number: 412876
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2792497
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
C.O.O.
Webster Hall Entertainment Corp
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In-house counsel to Webster Hall Entertainment Corp before its sale to the Brooklyn Nets ownership group.
Education
St. John's University School of Law
J.D. (1996)
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Awards
Consumer Electronics Show - Best New Technology
Intel
Rich helped form UmixIt Technologies with his colleagues at Columbia Records and Webster Hall, along with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, which won Intel’s Best New Technology Award at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2792497
Member
- Current
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
Tulane University School of Law, Visiting Lecturer Series, New Orleans, LA
Entertainment Law Society
Websites & Blogs
Website
Horn Wright LLP
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Trademark My trademark is being opposed by a large company, because our names are similar. Thoughts ?
A: Some of the other considerations include: a) how similar the marks are, b) how similar the goods & services are, c) how distinctive their mark is; d) how long they have been using their mark; e) how long you have been using your mark; f) how long if at all their mark has been registered; g) the degree of fame that their mark may have obtained; h) whether there has been any actual confusion by the public, believing that your two companies are affiliated.

You should speak with an intellectual property attorney.
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Contact & Map
Horn Wright, LLP
16 West Main Street Suite 210
Rochester, NY 14614
Telephone: (585) 245-0255
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
400 Garden City Plaza
Suite 500
Garden City, NY 11530
Telephone: (516) 355-9696
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