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"Innovating and creating makes humanity special. I am committed to ensuring that those creations are protected and that people are encouraged to continue creating."



Pranav focuses his multifaceted practice on all aspects of litigating matters involving copyrights, trademarks, and patents. He also handles related legal issues in contracts, civil procedure, brand protection, and patent and trademark prosecution. His litigation experience also includes photography and film. Pranav represents clients in state and federal courts.

Pranav has a background in music, which allows him to connect with artists and other creative individuals to assist them in achieving their intellectual property goals, encouraging them to create and innovate by protecting their works through their intellectual property rights. Similarly, Pranav’s chemical engineering degree and work experience give him a unique understanding and appreciation of inventors’ need for patents for their intellectual property.

Bar Associations

  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Representative Experience

  • Represented a photographer in a large-scale copyright infringement suit involving more than 30 individuals and companies that were impermissibly using the client's high-quality photography albums of an American musician's Connecticut home.
  • Represented a four-time Grammy Award recipient and showbusiness veteran in a copyright infringement suit involving the use of the client's musical compositions for a Broadway musical.
  • Represented a technology company in a patent infringement suit against an American ticket sales and distribution company involving the company's online ticket purchasing system.
  • Represented a high-resolution stock photography company in a large-scale infringement suit involving dozens of impermissible users of the client's photographic works by supermarkets across the United States.

Prior Experience

  • Leichtman Law PLLC, Associate
  • Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, PC, Legal Intern
  • Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, Legal Intern
  • NEX Group plc, Legal Intern

Selected Honors

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Moot Court Honor Society, Participant and Coach

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