Intellectual Property Litigation


Scott L. Bittman Receives Cornerstone Award for Pro Bono Work from Lawyers Alliance for New York

New York – October 30, 2019: Lawyers Alliance for New York recognized Scott L. Bittman, counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Intellectual Property Group in New York, with the 2019 Cornerstone Award. This award honors individuals and institutions that have provided outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofit groups that are improving the quality of life for low-income New Yorkers. 

Bittman was recognized for the pro bono work he provided for a variety of clients, including Person Centered Care Services (PCCS), an organization that supports people with disabilities; Flex Dance Program, an arts education nonprofit; and Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union, a Federal Credit Union which operates in low-income communities, helping to build wealth, opportunity, and resilience in Northern and Eastern Brooklyn. Bittman provided a wide range of IP related counseling for these organizations, including educating the organizations on how to protect and strengthen various brand names and logos, filing and prosecuting trademark applications with the USPTO, and securing ownership rights in any relevant IP.

“I have been fortunate to work with numerous organizations through Lawyers Alliance on a wide variety of intellectual property-related matters over the years,” said Bittman. “The work has been incredibly rewarding. Each organization had interesting and specific legal needs, and all were very appreciative of the assistance that we were able provide. I look forward to continuing to work with Lawyers Alliance in the future.”

In addition, Bittman has assisted other Lawyers Alliance clients, including Choices in Childbirth with drafting model agreements to protect the organization’s copyrighted materials; Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy with revising independent contractor agreements; Big Apple Basketball with filing and prosecuting numerous trademark applications; and Climate Mobilization Project with advice regarding trademark protections and affiliation agreements.

Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. 

For more information about Bittman and this award, please see here.

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