Randy M. Friedberg

Overview

Randy Friedberg is a member of the firm’s business department. As a seasoned intellectual property attorney, Randy has advised clients and businesses of all sizes for over 30 years on trademark and copyright law, unfair competition, trade secrets, advertising, internet and cyber issues, rights of privacy and publicity, entertainment law, and general corporate and litigation matters. With a particular focus on entertainment and media companies, including advertising and marketing agencies, Randy often provides counsel on protection, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights – routinely finding creative solutions to highly technical and complex issues. He has represented a broad range of industries, including consumer goods and services, computer software and hardware, pharmaceutical and biomedical products, non-profits, energy and financial services.

Randy is currently serving a three-year term as Chair of the Entertainment Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He is also a frequent author and speaker on intellectual property, advertising and entertainment matters.

Randy received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law and his B.A. from Binghamton University.

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Results

Representative Matters

Randy’s experience includes the representation of:*

  • Fora, a modern travel agency startup, in connection with its $5 million seed funding round
  • Stadium Goods, a streetwear and sneaker resale store and e-commerce site, as intellectual property counsel in its multimillion dollar sale to Farfetch Limited, a publicly-traded global technology platform for the luxury fashion industry
  • Stadium Goods, a streetwear and sneaker resale store and e-commerce site, in its backing from LVMH Luxury Ventures
  • several famous clothing and accessories designers and companies in a variety of intellectual property, corporate and litigation matters, including “bet the company” arbitration and litigation
  • outside general counsel to one of the largest pet toy companies in the country; engaged in trademark, copyright, and patent registration, licensing and litigation, as well as Proposition 65 litigation and general corporate matters
  • negotiated and drafted a wide variety of software and SaaS agreements for both licensors and licensees
  • assisted client in providing a secured, tranched bridge loan to a SaaS-based technology company delivering online and mobile interactive health management platforms
  • outside general counsel to advertising agencies and media companies
  • counseled several food product companies on intellectual property and labeling issues
  • defended food product company in connection with a class action false advertising lawsuit
  • clients on cyber-policies and breach response
  • drafted numerous terms of use and privacy policies
  • a large private label manufacturer and distributor of cosmetics for trademark, copyright, online and general commercial matters
  • a national modeling agency in connection with FTC and other matters
  • numerous licensors and licensees in negotiating and drafting significant license agreements in a wide range of industries, including clothing, music, television, software and cosmetics

Pro Bono:

  • successfully advised pro bono client NYCNext on union, legal and contractual issues in the launch of the celebratory rendition of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” music video to inspire New York City to recover and rebuild from the pandemic

*Includes representations prior to joining Stradley Ronon. 

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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Education
  • J.D., Duke University School of Law
  • B.A., Binghamton University
Memberships

  • Chair, Entertainment Law Committee, New York City Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association 
  • The Recording Academy

Recognition

  • New York Super Lawyers
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