Thomas Kjellberg



Cowan Liebowitz & Latman

Tom practices in the areas of copyright, right of publicity and trademark law. 

He represents companies large and small in copyright licensing and other transactions, litigation and enforcement matters.

Tom asserts and defends against copyright infringement claims by photographers, fine artists and composers.

Tom has participated in the drafting of amicus curiae briefs on behalf of organizations including the RIAA, the MPAA and Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Tom speaks and writes frequently on copyright and related issues, and for many years has been the chief author of the Annual Review of Copyright Decisions published each year in the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA and delivered at the Copyright Society’s annual meeting. A Book Review by Robert W. Clarida about the 2022 edition of the Annual Review of Copyright Law was published in Publishing Research Quarterly (published by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature).

Tom is a past Trustee of the Society. He also is co-author of the Copyright Law columns regularly published in the New York Law Journal, a list of which you can find here.

He was awarded First Place in the Nathan Burkan Memorial Writing Competition sponsored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.