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    Jason Sanders

    Phone: (347) 696-8000

    E-mail: jason@jasonsanderslaw.com

    Jason Sanders brings more than 20 years of experience gained at top-tier law firms, the executive branch of the federal government, the federal judiciary, and as a corporate in-house attorney. His experience includes a clerkship in the Office of the Counsel to the President of the United States during the Clinton administration, as well as a clerkship for the Honorable Frederic Block of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.


    Most recently prior to forming Jason Sanders Law PLLC, Jason was in-house counsel at Iplay, an international videogame creation and distribution company. There he served in various roles, including General Counsel, where he oversaw all of the legal aspects of the company.


    Prior to going in-house, Jason spent six years at an intellectual property boutique law firm focused upon media, e-commerce, art, technology, and fashion issues. He provided counsel to emerging companies seeking to create a solid foundation for growth, as well as to established entities seeking assistance with particular issues or disputes.


    Jason began his career at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, widely regarded as one of the premier law firms in the country. At Cleary Gottlieb, Jason worked on resolving disputes and drafting agreements on behalf of financial institutions, foreign sovereigns, corporations and individuals.



    J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1998, magna cum laude

    • Order of the Coif
    • Editor, Michigan Law Review

    B.A., Duke University, 1993



    • Hon. Frederic Block, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1998-1999)
    • Office of Counsel to the President of the United States William Jefferson Clinton (1997) (extern)


    • New York
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


    Selected Publications and Speeches:

    A New Concern for Content Licensors: Perpetual Licensees Deemed to Be Owners, The Intellectual Property Strategist, March 2009, Vol. 15, No. 6.


    Protection from Unwanted Flattery: Some Basic Steps for Fashion Designers, The Intellectual Property Strategist, March 2008, Vol. 14, No. 6.


    Guest Lecturer, Polytechnic University, “Fair Use In New Media,” March 2007.


    Guest Lecturer, St. John’s University School of Law, “Copyright Law,” October 2006.


    Everybody Wants to Direct: The Editing of Motion Pictures in Clean Flicks v. Soderbergh, The Intellectual Property Strategist, October 2006, Vol. 13, No. 1.


    Artistic Expression or Unfair Exploitation: The Right of Publicity, the First Amendment and Fair Use in Films and Fine Art, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Spring 2006, Vol. 17, No. 1.


    The Use of Trademarks to Trigger Internet Advertising, Internet Law and Strategy, April 2006, Vol. 4, No. 4.


    The Dismantling of the DMCA’s Anti-Circumvention Provisions, The Intellectual Property Strategist, March 2006, Vol. 12, No. 6.


    Expanding Protections for Artistic Features of Utilitarian Objects, The Intellectual Property Strategist, May 2005, Vol. 11, No. 8.


    Appropriating Artists Face Uncertainty In Interplay Between First Sale and Fair Use Doctrines, New York State Bar Association Journal, July/August 2004, Vol. 76, No. 6.


    Providing for International Arbitration, co-written with Howard Zelbo, New York Law Journal, Corporate Counsel, November 16, 1998.

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