Gregory S. Shatan
Greg Shatan is a partner in Moses & Singer's Intellectual Property group and a member of the Internet & Technology practice.
Mr. Shatan focuses on intellectual property and technology transactions, counseling and litigation relating to web accessibility under the ADA, Internet and domain name law and policy, trademark licensing, protection and enforcement, and data protection and privacy. Greg works with clients in diverse industries, most notably sports, media and entertainment, financial services, technology and online services, apparel and accessories, and consumer goods.
Greg’s transactional experience runs the gamut from mergers and acquisitions, IP asset monetization and technology transactions, to trademark and copyright licensing and celebrity licensing, endorsements and sponsorships.
Greg has worked on hundreds of purchase, merger, roll-up, spin-out, joint venture and other acquisitions, including both large corporate transactions and acquisitions of IP and technology rights and assets.
He helps companies navigate the legal, regulatory, business and technical landscape of Web Accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related laws: the obligation to make most websites and mobile applications accessible to individuals with vision, hearing, motor and cognitive disabilities. This includes litigation, counseling and compliance matters.
Greg's practice includes a significant focus on Internet and domain name law and policy and online media counseling and enforcement. He provides strategic advice and assistance with domain name and social media portfolios and the acquisition and transfer of domain names through various processes. Greg regularly assists clients with online policing and enforcement of their IP rights, using a variety of methods to remove offending and infringing uses from the Internet. He also works with clients on online privacy, data protection and cybersecurity matters. Greg helps shape global domain name policy as an active participant in the ICANN process; he has attended over 10 ICANN meetings.
Greg is nationally ranked as a domain name law practitioner in the 2017 WTR1000, one of only eight US lawyers so recognized. He has also been recognized by Legal 500 (Media and Technology M&A) and Super Lawyers (Intellectual Property)
He has been quoted in The New York Times, Financial Times, Associated Press, Agence France Presse, World Trademark Review, World IP Review, AdWeek, Bloomberg BNA Reports, Washington Internet Daily, Domain Incite, CircleID and The Domains.
- Member and Former President (2015-17), ICANN Intellectual Property Constituency
- Board Member, Internet Society (NY Chapter)
- International Trademark Association
- Member and Editor-in-Chief, Columbia-VLA Journal of Law and the Arts
- Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
- Shubert Foundation Fellowship