Simon J. Frankel
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Simon Frankel specializes in complex civil disputes and copyright and trademark litigation, with an emphasis on the technology and consumer products sectors. He is co-chair of Covington’s Copyright and Trademark practice group and Managing Partner of the firm’s San Francisco office. Notably, Mr. Frankel led a Covington team that won a landmark trial victory for John Deere’s green and yellow color brand, obtaining the first ruling ever that a color trademark was famous for trademark dilution purposes and securing a broad permanent injunction. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Frankel assists clients on a range of digital copyright and computer access issues, anti-counterfeiting efforts, and policy work before the U.S. Copyright Office. He is also a recognized authority in the field of art law, where he has handled disputes involving cultural property claims, title issues, moral rights claims, and resale royalties and also advised on a range of fine art transactions. He teaches a class on Art and the Law at Stanford Law School.