For over twenty-five years, Mr. Vaughn-Flam has specialized in commercial and intellectual property practice and litigation.
Mr. Vaughn-Flam’s significant commercial practice serves a wide variety of companies engaged in the manufacturing, retail and service industries.
The intellectual property practice focuses in the areas of trademark, (registration, prosecution, and infringement litigation); copyright (media, internet, literary property, and entertainment); patent litigation, and advertising law.
Mr. Vaughn-Flam is a frequent lecturer, including for the AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, Litigation Forum on Intellectual Property Entertainment and Sports Industries, THE SOCIETY OF PHOTOGRAPHERS & ARTISTS REPRESENTATIVES, and has published numerous articles in the area of copyright and trademark protection.
Mr. Vaughn-Flam has previously distinguished himself: (a) in a music infringement action concerning Madonna’s hit Song “Holiday,” where for the first time ring tone technology was utilized as a critical element in the prosecution of a music infringement claim (b) having won an appeal in the case Dallal v. The NY Times, concerning copyright issues as applied to the internet, and (c) representing the plaintiff in Hootie and the Blowfish v. Newman, in what is regarded as the largest management dispute on record and (d) as lead litigation counsel in the much publicized multi-national securities lawsuit Daiwa Securities v. RCMCAF Ltd.
Mr. Vaughn-Flam has been previously involved as both counsel and a principal in the development of numerous startup companies, including Rokon Systems Inc., where proprietary ceramic technology has been developed to permanently and inexpensively contain radioactive nuclear waste; Satelcom, a Dominican telecommunications company; The Original New York Improv, a national brand comedy club, and numerous entertainment productions; and Neutocrete, a franchiser of proprietary sealant material.
From 1984-1985, Mr. Vaughn-Flam served as President of Cook Records.
A partial listing of Mr. Vaughn-Flam’s past and present clientele includes:
Abercrombie & Kent Destination Clubs
EI DuPont De Nemours
The Danish Royal Family
20 Century Fox
Inter National Ist Magazine
Metropolitan Model Management
The Original Improv Comedy Club
Sears Mortgage Corporation
From 1985 to 2000 Eric Vaughn-Flam was the Senior and Founding partner of the law firm Selverne Vaughn-Flam & Mandelbaum.
New York, 1985
-New York State Supreme Court, 1st and 2nd departments
-United States District Court, Southern District of New York
-United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
-2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
-United States District Court, District of Colorado
-United States Court of International Trade
-U.S. Supreme Court