B&I is a New York City law firm which counsels entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes. B&I’s pragmatic, business-oriented approach and experience uniquely qualifies us to understand and effectively respond to the legal and business challenges our clients face every day. Perhaps this is why we represent so many of today’s recognized leaders, innovators and talents in an array of fields including fashion, tech, media, entertainment and the arts. Visit us at www.bilawfirm.com for more information.
Prior to Bellizio & Igel, Brian was an associate in the New York office of Greenberg Traurig LLP, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world. Brian has counseled clients on a variety of complex transactions across multiple industries and practice areas including entertainment, intellectual property, real estate, corporate, and employment law. Brian is also an accomplished entrepreneur, having co-founded Boy Meets Girl®, a multi-million dollar women’s contemporary clothing line. It is this business orientation and entrepreneurial spirit that colors Brian’s law practice.
What to include in promotional materials from a legal perspective.
February 21, 2013
Recapping the 3rd Annual FashInvest Capital Conference in New York City.
February 16, 2013
Forming an entity may help protect you from certain liabilities. This article beings to walk you through the entity formation process.
Is your blogging defamatory?
Many bloggers don't realize that there are certain rules you must follow for contests and sweepstakes. Those rules are discussed in this article.
This article explains why and how to register a DMCA takedown agent.
What should bloggers do when they find their content has been used by a third party without authorization?
What every blogger needs to know about privacy policies.
What every blogger needs to know about terms of service.
Blogger representation agreements can be downright draconian. Don't be afraid to negotiate.
What to expect when blogging for a third-party for pay.
What bloggers should remember when signing contracts
DMCA: Best Practices for Bloggers
Blogging and intellectual property rights
As blogging races towards becoming a part of the mainstream media, it is crucial that bloggers treat their blogs like a business... and that may very well include finding proper representation.
May 4, 2012
Like it or not, the new “.XXX” domain is coming to the Internet on December 6, 2011. Brand owners have until October 28, 2011 to block their website from being registered as a ".XXX" site. Certain requirements and fees apply. Read the...
September 10, 2011
Recording artists will soon be regaining control of their copyrighted works through "termination rights," which was added to the Copyright Act of 1978. This will be yet another blow to the recording industry, which has suffered greatly in...
August 25, 2011
The FTC is getting serious about bloggers, tweeters and other online publishers endorsing products without providing proper disclosure. Does this mean blogging is becoming an acceptable form of journalism?
May 11, 2011
Tony Duquette, Inc. sues J. Crew for using the phrase “Duquette Leopard" in naming one of it's sweaters.
Brian Igel explains what defamation is, why Michael Lewis is being sued for it for statements made in his book, The Big Short, and what Mr. Lewis' defense will likely be from this claim. Mr. Igel also analyzes the First Amendment grounds...
April 3, 2011
If you make statements which could ruin someone's business, reputation, and livelihood in a face-to-face setting, you can be sued for defamation. Just because Twitter is not face-to-face, as Brian Igel observes, does not make your statements...
A London-based ice cream parlor created a product named "Baby Gaga," which was subsequently declared unsafe for human consumption (among the ingredients: liquid nitrogen). Lady Gaga, the popular musical artist, subsequently accused the...
Brian Igel reposts recommendations from the U.S. Intellectual Property Czar.
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In this blog post, Brian Igel analyzes a Ninth Circuit (California and other western states) decision interpreting the trademark dilution standard. In Levi Strauss & Co. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Company, the court adopted the...
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