Jeremy D. Richardson is a Partner in the Litigation Practice and Intellectual Property Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. Mr. Richardson was a Partner at Freeborn & Peters, which combined with SGR in 2023.
Mr. Richardson works primarily with consumer product manufacturers and, in particular, the juvenile products industry.
Clients leverage Mr. Richardson’s expertise – including his fashion law background – in times of opportunity and need. Mr. Richardson partners with clients to provide practical solutions on an array of matters including: trademark and copyright protection, intellectual property licenses, minimum advertised price policies, terms and conditions of sale, third party logistics and warehouse agreements, and contract disputes. He is also sought after to advise on regulatory compliance matters. When litigation becomes necessary, Mr. Richardson practices in New York State and Federal courts, in arbitration, has argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and has been admitted pro hac vice to practice before a number of courts.
Mr. Richardson’s impact on the juvenile products industry is felt beyond the boardroom and courthouse. His professional affiliations include the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association; the International Consumer Products Health and Safety Organization; Toy Association; and ASTM International. Mr. Richardson has been a guest lecturer at Parsons School of Design and Fordham Law School on legal and regulatory issues in the fashion industry.
Mr. Richardson earned his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and holds a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.
While at Freeborn (now SGR), Mr. Richardson served as the Leader of the Consumer Products Industry Team.
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
International Consumer Products Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSA)
American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)
Co-Presenter, “What is Your IP IQ? The Importance of Brand Protection for E-commerce Businesses,” American Specialty Toy Retailing Association’s Marketplace and Academy Webinar, June 2023.
“The First Rule to Mitigate False Advertising Class Action Litigation Risk: Disclosure, Disclosure, Disclosure,” Sedgwick Product Safety and Recall U.S. Recall Index, 2023 Edition 1.
Minimum Advertised Price Policies and Brand Protection – Strategies for Success, 2022 Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Virtual Summit, May 2022.
Ensure Your Website is Digitally Accessible and ADA Compliant, The Toy Association Webinar, February 2022.
A New Approach to Fight Counterfeiting and Piracy with Tools to Enforce Your Intellectual Property Rights Globally and Locally, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Webinar, October 2021.
Co-Author, “What to Know About Florida’s Telephone Solicitation Act,” Powerhouse Points – A Quarterly Litigation Update (Fall 2021).
Accessibility Compliance for Your Website, App and Digital Media – Avoid Lawsuits, Get More Visitors and Improve User Experience, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Webinar, July 2021.
Co-Author, “Client Alert: Digital Accessibility and Website ADA Compliance,” Freeborn & Peters LLP (July 21, 2021).
Advertising Claims and the FTC, 2021 Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Virtual Summit, May 2021.
The Anti-Counterfeiting Tool Chest: How Manufacturers and Retailers Can Combat Dangerous Products, International Consumer Products Health and Safety Organization Virtual Summit, February 2021.
Cyber Issues in the Midst of COVID-19, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Webinar, July 2020.
How Supply Chain Relationships May Change in the Wake of COVID-19, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Webinar, June 2020.
Protecting Your Brand from Counterfeits and Knock-Offs, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Webinar, January 2020.
Managing Your E-Commerce Platform While Maintaining Your Wholesale Business, The JPMA Show: Built for Baby, Orlando, FL, April 2019.
Consumer Privacy: What Juvenile Products Manufacturers Need to Know, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Webinar, October 2018.
Year in Review, Museum Store Association (MSA) Forward 2018, Washington, C., April 2018.
Ask the Experts – Licensing in the Juvenile Products World, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Baby Show, Washington, D.C., March 2018.
Contests, Sweepstakes & Social Media, Know the Rules!, NY NOW, New York, NY, February 2018.
Understanding Advertising Laws that Impact Juvenile Products Manufacturers, Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association Webinar, November 2017.
Licensing in the Juvenile Products World, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Baby Show, Anaheim, CA, May 2017.
Is a Minimum Advertised Price Policy a Vendor’s Silver Bullet?, The Giggle Guide, November 1, 2014.
Trademark Protection Beyond U.S. Borders, The Giggle Guide, December 1, 2013.
Is Co-Branding the Right Opportunity Right Now?, The Giggle Guide, September 1, 2013.
When Is a Changing Pad Not a Changing Pad? When It’s a . . . , The Giggle Guide, March 1, 2013.