Thomas Richards is a partner at Singh, Singh & Trauben LLP. Thomas is an experienced litigator who has handled complex commercial disputes and copyright, trademark and trade secret claims for some of the World’s largest financial institutions and technology companies, as well as for clients in the motion picture, television, literary, fashion, and toy industries, and has handled international disputes implicating the laws of the European Union, the U.K., China, Japan, Singapore and Australia. Thomas has obtained and opposed a number of TROs and injunctions on behalf of leading software corporations and financial institutions and has handled disputes involving artist and talent agreements, collection of publishing and royalties, and the infringement of motion picture, television and literary copyrights.
Thomas is also an experienced transactional attorney who advises producers of motion pictures and television series, as well as clients in fashion, fine art, and media. Thomas serves as production counsel for motion pictures, and in the development and packaging of television series. Thomas also represents technology companies in connection with their intellectual property and licensing needs and handles the branding and trademark issues unique to medical marijuana companies. Thomas has handled numerous Trademark filings and office actions in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Thomas obtained his J.D. from Fordham University Law School in 2001, and lived and worked in New York City until 2017. He is admitted to practice in New York and California.