Lisa A. McAndrews


Lisa McAndrews practices in the areas of trademark, copyright and patent litigation. She also counsels clients in developing and maintaining U.S. and international intellectual property portfolios, and in related transactions. Ms. McAndrews has experience working within the areas of consumer products, pharmaceuticals, Mylar balloons, windmill components, medical devices, exercise and fitness, publishing and insurance. Before attending law school, Ms. McAndrews taught physics and mathematics at a secondary school in New Jersey.

Representative Cases

Norseland, Inc. v. Fromageries Bel S.A.

(Southern District of New York)

  • Member of the litigation team representing manufacturer and distributor of MINI BABYBEL brand cheese in lawsuit against manufacturer of JARLSBERG MINIS branded cheese.  Client successfully defended its claim of trade dress rights in the MINI BABYBEL product’s wax wrap primary packaging in action involving claims under the Lanham Act and under federal and state antitrust law.


Northstar Balloons LLC v. Amscan Inc. and Party City Companies

(Southern District of New York)

  • Member of the litigation team in patent infringement and unfair competition action brought on behalf of manufacturer of Mylar balloons against competitor and “Party City” retail chain.  Reached mediated settlement shortly before the end of discovery.


The Velvet Underground v. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

(Southern District of New York)

  • Member of the litigation team defending nonprofit foundation established under the will of Andy Warhol in a lawsuit over the licensing rights to Warhol’s famous “banana design.”  The district court granted our motion to dismiss plaintiff’s copyright-related claims.  Case settled on favorable terms before trial.


BC-USA v. Bel Brands USA

(Northern District of Illinois)

  • Member of the litigation team defending the manufacturer of BOURSIN brand of spreadable cheese in a trade dress infringement case brought by its competitor, the manufacturer of ALOUETTE brand cheese products.  After a period of expedited discovery, the plaintiff withdrew its motion for a preliminary injunction.  Case settled shortly thereafter.


The Swatch Group Management Services Ltd. v. Bloomberg L.P.

(Southern District of New York; Second Circuit Court of Appeals)

  • Member of the litigation team representing Swiss public company as plaintiff in copyright infringement action arising from defendant media organization’s distribution of an unauthorized recording of our client’s conference call with financial analysts.  The District Court upheld our complaint and denied defendant’s motion to dismiss.  The Second Circuit eventually reversed on other grounds.


Omega SA v. 375 Canal, LLC

(Southern District of New York)

  • Member of the litigation team in “contributory counterfeiting” action brought on behalf of owner of the OMEGA watch brand.  Client filed complaint alleging that defendant real estate developer knew or should have known that third parties were selling counterfeit “Omega” watches from defendant’s building. The district court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss, holding that our complaint stated a cause of action for contributory trademark infringement.  In parallel action against different property owner, Omega SA v. Javin Canal Realty Co. (Southern District of New York), obtained permanent injunction on behalf of trademark owner requiring defendant property owner to periodically inspect leased premises for signs of trademark counterfeiting activity.


Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management, Inc. v. Administration Lver Inc.

  • Our client, a Canadian company, has applied to register the mark LA VIE EN ROSE for retail store services selling apparel, lingerie and related goods. We are defending client in Opposition Proceeding initiated by owner of trademarks VICTORIA’S SECRET PINK, PINK NATION and other “PINK” trademarks.
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut

Ms. McAndrews is a graduate of Middlebury College (B.A., Physics), and Boston College Law School (J.D.). She served as president of her law school’s Intellectual Property and Technology Forum online journal.