Biography

John B. Greenberg represents corporate clients in commercial transactions and litigation involving intellectual property, advertising, information technology, antitrust, and real estate matters.

John regularly advises clients on matters pertaining to the protection of trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets; advertising; defamation; online privacy and other Internet-related matters; publicity rights; other technology software development and licensing; and antitrust. He has also served as lead counsel in numerous intellectual property, advertising, real estate, and other business disputes.

John's peers have selected him for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016-2021 and is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative Cases

  • Successful defense of a false advertising action brought to shut down a trade organization's "board certification program."
  • Successful prosecution of an injunction action brought by a national software company to stop a third party from using and licensing a knockoff of its copyrighted software.
  • Successful prosecution of an injunction action brought by a national restaurant franchisor to preclude a terminated franchisee from continuing to use its trademarks.
  • Successful prosecution of a false advertising action that sought to prevent an online publication business from continuing to conduct a promotional campaign.
  • Successful defense of a trademark infringement action that sought to block a major licorice manufacturer from continuing to market its only product.
  • Successful defense of an action by a licensee of a major collegiate organization that alleged the organization had wrongfully failed to stop a competitor of the licensee from using the organization's trademarks.
  • Successful defense of a trade secret misappropriation action that alleged a real estate developer had constructed part of a commercial mall using the plaintiff's proprietary designs.
  • Successful defense of a false advertising action that sought to block the nationwide launch of a paint product into the marketplace.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D.)
    • Washington University Law Quarterly, member
  • Northwestern University (B.J.)
    • Journalism

Legal Background

  • The Stolar Partnership LLC

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and Litigation Committees
  • Chair, Advertising Law Committee, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Regional Disciplinary Committee (appointed by Missouri Supreme Court)

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Board member, Jewish Federation of St. Louis
  • Advisory Board member and past President, St. Louis Jewish Light
  • Past President, Central Agency for Jewish Education
Firm Highlights
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Federal Appellate Court Determines a Website Is Not a “Place of Public Accommodation” Under the ADA

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Virginia Passes Sweeping Data Privacy Legislation Similar to CCPA and GDPR

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Public Access to Electronic Court Records in Missouri

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New York State Regulator Discourages Ransomware Payments and Publishes New Cyber Insurance Risk Framework

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Jerina D. Phillips Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Advice for Employers in St. Louis Magazine Article

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Supreme Court Hands Down Unanimous Decision Limiting FTC’s Ability to Seek Monetary Relief

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Lindsay S. C. Brinton and Meghan S. Largent Negotiate $1.4 Million Settlement for Landowners along Legacy Trail

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CROWN Act Legislation on the Verge of Passage in St. Louis City & County

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Meghan S. Largent and Lindsay S. C. Brinton Negotiate $700,000 Award to Cobb County, Georgia Landowners in Rails-to-Trails Case

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Model COBRA Notices Under the American Rescue Plan Act

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Diversity & Inclusion

Fatima G. Khan Elected President of South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

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Temporary COBRA Changes Under the American Rescue Plan Act

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Have You Done Your Annual CCPA Housekeeping?

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Jeremy P. Brummond’s Article on Waivers of Consequential Damages is Published in Construction Executive

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COVID-19 Rescue Plan Act Expands Paid Leave Availability but Does Not Revive Employer Mandates

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Diversity & Inclusion

Two Lewis Rice Members Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast Hosts Ronald A. Norwood to Discuss Mentorship, Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Industry, and the Importance of Equity for All

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Lewis Rice Member Ronald A. Norwood Serves on Missouri Bar’s Special Committee on Lawyers of Color to Establish Diversity, Inclusion Programs

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