Senior AssociateNew York
Margaret Wheeler-Frothingham is a senior associate in the New York office. Her practice covers all aspects of intellectual property litigation, as well as counseling, licensing and prosecution.
While Margaret represents clients across a broad range of industries, her practice has a particular emphasis on the music, media, technology and fashion and retail industries. Margaret represents both plaintiffs and defendants in infringement actions in federal court and represents licensees in royalty rate setting proceedings – including before the Copyright Royalty Board, where she obtained one of only two royalty rate reductions ever granted in that court. Margaret also represents digital music services, technology platforms and other content users in negotiations and pre-litigation disputes with record labels, music publishers, photographers and other rights holders. She is adept at guiding clients through settlement negotiations, and if necessary, to a final judgement.
Margaret’s trademark litigation practice includes representing brands in trademark and trade dress infringement actions, and negotiating coexistence agreements or other resolutions to trademark disputes.
In addition to litigation, Margaret counsels clients on a wide variety of intellectual property issues, including clearance, licensing, brand protection, digital media issues and DMCA compliance, and right of publicity. She manages clients' global trademark portfolios in connection with international and domestic trademark prosecution and enforcement. Margaret also counsels clients on licensing and other IP transactions.
Margaret is actively involved in pro bono work. She has counseled individual musicians and artists, as well as nonprofit media companies, on a variety of legal and compliance issues and disputes.