Morgen Bowers

Morgen Bowers

Bowers & del Peral, PLLC
  • Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Business Law...
  • New York
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Morgen's practice includes general corporate work (including formation, governance and financing), alcohol industry licensing, intellectual property law (focusing on trademark and copyright protection, licensing and enforcement), trusts and estates, and representation of banks, purchasers and sellers in commercial and residential real estate transactions. Morgen began her legal practice in 1999 at a large international Wall Street law firm where she specialized in private and syndicated secured, unsecured and structured financings in the New York and Hong Kong offices. Morgen received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1999 where she was Senior Editor of the Law Review and was invited to join the Order of the Coif, and her B.A. from Bard College in 1990. She is admitted to practice in New York.

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning
Additional Practice Area
  • Copyright
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Professional Experience
Partner
Bowers & del Peral, PLLC
- Current
Associate
Law Office of Sonya del Peral
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Associate
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
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Education
Cardozo School Of Law
Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 3038338
Member
- Current
Certifications
Notary Public
Columbia County
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4 Questions Answered

Q. Can my mother get a trademark for the name of a church dance group that she started?
A: You do not need to have an entity to own a trademark. As long as the name otherwise qualifies for trademark registration, she can own the trademark personally. There is not enough information here to determine if the name would qualify for a trademark registration.
Q. If a name is registered to be used in one section ( clothing ) can this still be used for other type of business (food)!
A: I hate to say it, but it depends. Certain classes the PTO considers close enough that there may be a natural extension. If it is a very famous mark (like Nike, Coca-Cola or Planet Hollywood), than this is more likely. Especially, if the marks are exactly the same. Classes with goods which are completely different (like tires and charitable services), especially if there is some variation in the mark, this is less likely a problem. This is probably something you should discuss with your lawyer.
Q. Is it against the law to have the intent to steal copyrighted or patented information.
A: Generally speaking, if it is just one person who has not do anything in furtherance of actually stealing, then no, it isn't illegal -- i.e. it isn't a illegal to just have the idea in your head, you have to take some sort of action to accomplish the goal (e.g. downloading or copying the protected material--which on it's own could be an illegal infringement depending on the circumstances). However, if you discuss the intent with one or more other people, it becomes a conspiracy, which could be a crime, again, depending on the circumstances.
Q. Do I need permission from a publisher or author to create an Audio Book from a book that is currently out to the public?
A: Yes. Unless the book is in the public domain (meaning it is no longer subject to copyright protection), you need permission to make a derivative work such as an audio book. The contract between the author and the publisher determines from whom you need the permission.
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Bowers & del Peral, PLLC
22 Park Row
Chatham, NY 12037
USA
Telephone: (518) 392-9550
Fax: (518) 392-4389