Drew Kastner is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He is an experienced intellectual property attorney whose practice includes handling trademark and copyright licensing and general intellectual property matters. Mr. Kastner draws on his previous experience as president of the trademark licensing division of an intellectual property advisory and transactions firm to provide first-hand understanding of the complexities of intellectual property law. His intellectual property background is complemented by significant experience in litigation and technology from the dual perspectives of in-house and outside counsel.
He regularly assists clients in the sports, entertainment, broadcasting, technology, and communications industries, and has served as senior IP counsel for large technology and broadcast corporations, namely, the NBC Television Network and Lucent/Bell Labs Technologies. Mr. Kastner manages diverse intellectual property portfolios for Fortune 500 companies, and provides his clients with counsel on matters ranging from applications to litigation. He has served as chief IP and licensing counsel to the Mickey Mantle Family for 30 years.
His practice includes all aspects of licensing, including developing, negotiating, and implementing new licensing agreements, transactions, and branding strategies for both licensors and licensees. In addition, Mr. Kastner helps clients protect their intellectual property through trademark and copyright prosecution and enforcement, as well as through litigation when necessary. His work also includes music licensing, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting in the broadcast, entertainment and sports industries, higher education IP issues including athlete use of name, image and likeness, and rights clearance issues.
Specifically, Mr. Kastner has represented major motion picture companies and coalitions including Sony Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, and the Motion Picture Association of America in conjunction with a series of anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting enforcement actions related to the release of the Spider-Man franchise movies.
News & Publications
- Update on Structuring Student-Athlete NIL Agreements: Recent Decisions, Regulations, and Key Developments
- Name, Image & Likeness (NIL): Three Key Legal Issues Facing Businesses in College Athlete Endorsement Deals to Date
- Three Intellectual Property Matters to Settle in Setting NIL Rules
- Navigating the New NIL Landscape: A Checklist for Athletes Looking to Profit
- A Checklist for University Policies Addressing Student-Athlete Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Issues
- It’s a New Game: Pennsylvania Statute Adopted on College Athlete Compensation for Name, Image and Likeness
- Summer School for Intellectual Property: Universities Must Prepare Student-Athlete Endorsement Policies in Response to New NCAA Rules
- What Does the Future Hold for College Athletics after the Supreme Court Decision in NCAA v. Alston?
- Drew Kastner Appointed to Advisory Board for Copyright Society of the USA
- United States Patent and Trademark Office Fee Adjustments Effective January 2, 2021
- Practical Implications of Supreme Court’s Romag v. Fossil Decision: Avoiding Forfeiture of Hard-Earned Profits in Trademark Infringement Lawsuits
- Intellectual Property and College Athletics – NCAA Clarifies Stance on Student-Athlete Compensation
- The Copyright Office Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Limited Extension of USPTO Trademark Deadlines under the CARES Act
- Intellectual Property and College Athletes – New Directions by NCAA about Compensation
- Copyright Lawsuit Questions Answered: Panel Discussion on the Impact of the Fourth Estate Case
- Assessing the Impact of Recent Supreme Court Decisions on Intellectual Property and Creditors’ Rights & Business Restructuring Issues
- Kastner, Yeung, Chou, and Lewis Publish “Crucial Tips for Using IP Watching and Enforcement to Protect Your Business”
- Schnader Helps Philadelphia Bike Share Program IndeGo Hit the Street with Wheels Turning
- Impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property
- In Third Circuit, All Confusion Is Relevant in Trademark Cases
- Drew Kastner Joins Schnader’s NY Office
Community & Pro Bono
- Support Center for Child Advocates, Volunteer Attorney – Mr. Kastner serves as a volunteer child advocate helping abused and neglected children in Philadelphia to obtain services and housing.
- Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1977
- Boston College, B.A., 1974
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- Endorsements and NIL: Challenges Now Facing Universities, Athletes, and Businesses
- WEBINAR: What Every College Athlete Needs To Know About Earning Income From NIL And Endorsements
- WEBINAR: How Universities Can Prepare for Student-Athlete NIL Issues
- The Practical Impact of the SCOTUS Decision in the Fourth Estate Case
- Protecting Your Intellectual Property in a Digital Age