Paul J. Reilly

Section Chair - Branding, Advertising & Copyright (Firmwide) Partner

Paul Reilly


P: +1.214.953.6849
F: +1.214.661.4849

New York

P: +1.212.408.2634

Mr. Reilly has extensive experience across a broad range of industries such as energy, food and beverage, computers and electronics, telecommunications products and services, toys, footwear, hotel services, financial services, credit card services, jewelry, magazines, hospitality, entertainment, construction, clothing, restaurant services, hair care products, cosmetics, shoes and other services and product industries.

Representations have included:

  • Representing Fortune 500 food and beverage companies in trademark, trade dress, design patent, utility patent, unfair competition and copyright litigations, proceedings and enforcement matters
  • Representing major automotive supplier and manufacturing in copyright royalty dispute
  • Representing a medical device manufacturer through a jury trial in the District of Delaware where the jury found its competitor, liable for false advertising and unfair competition, and rejected the competitor's claims of false advertising; the jury awarded $2.2 million in lost profit damages and $10 million in punitive damages
  • Representing costume and party retailer against claims of copyright infringement and unfair competition relating to computer application for inventory and sales management
  • Defending jewelry design firm and retailers against claims of trademark infringement, trade dress infringement and unfair competition and asserting counterclaims for false advertising and unfair competition under federal and Texas state law
  • Representing manufacturer of consumer household utility products in challenge of its performance and ease of use claims regarding its product before the National Arbitration Division ("NAD") of the Better Business Bureau
  • Representing consumer products company before the NAD in challenging competitor's advertising asserting public health claims for its product, and defending challenges of comparative price claims and allegations that its ads were deceptively disparaging
  • Representing significant pharmaceutical company in disputes relating to trademark infringement and false internet advertising
  • Representing long standing toy manufacturer in trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement lawsuits
  • Representing large computer and electronics firm in several trademark, copyright and patent infringement litigations
  • Representing international financial services company in multiple trademark and copyright litigation trials and proceedings
  • Representing substantial franchise company in trademark, copyright, breach of contract, and trade secret litigation and enforcement matters
  • Representing major stock exchange in multiple trademark, trade dress and copyright litigations
  • Representing large publisher of regional magazines in trademark, domain name, and domain name infringement litigations
  • Management of worldwide trademark portfolios for major public and privately held companies in a variety of industries