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As a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Intellectual Property Group, Claudine Meredith-Goujon concentrates her practice on intellectual property transactions and counseling. Ms. Meredith-Goujon has advised on a variety of transactional intellectual property matters, including licensing of trademarks, brands, copyrights and software, as well as sponsorship agreements, trademark clearance, prosecution and registration and enforcement and maintenance of intellectual property assets. Her practice includes numerous Internet law issues, including licensing and distribution of content online and privacy law and the negotiation of commercial agreements, including IT and vendor contracts. Ms. Meredith-Goujon’s practice also includes addressing and structuring the intellectual property aspect of mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, securitizations of franchise businesses and financings in a broad range of industries.


Ms. Meredith-Goujon's recent transactions include:

  • KIK Custom Products  in:
    • its acquisition by affiliates of Centerbridge Partners; and
    • connection with a long-term licensing arrangement with The Clorox Company for the use of the CLOROX® brand on pool-cleaning products.
  • Performance Sports Group Ltd., a New Hampshire-based developer and manufacturer of high performance sports equipment and apparel, in its acquisition of an exclusive perpetual, worldwide license from Q30 Sports, LLC, a Connecticut-based research and development company dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the growing problem of Traumatic Brain Injury, to use its patent and technology assets in the development of products intended to address the issue of mild traumatic brain injury in sports and athletic activities.
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a global learning company, in its $575 million acquisition of the Educational Technology and Services division of Scholastic Corporation, the world's largest publisher and distributer of children's books.
  • Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.  in connection with its whole-business securitization of the Arby's branded restaurants, backed primarily by franchise royalties and licensing fees from company-owned restaurants in the United States, Canada and certain international jurisdictions.
  • Spectrum Brands, a Wisconsin-based global consumer products company, in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Armored AutoGroup Parent, Inc., a Connecticut-based consumer products company consisting primarily of the Armor All and STP brands, as well as several other lines of products in the automotive care and accessories business, from Avista Capital Partners.
  • Reckitt Benckiser Group plc in its three-year collaboration agreement with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS) for, and related option to acquire, a number of market-leading over the counter pharmaceutical brands in Brazil, Mexico and certain other parts of Latin America.
  • Citigroup, Inc.  in the sale of:
    • its retail banking business in Japan, including about 740,000 customer accounts, to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; and
    • Citi Cards Japan, Inc., a Japan-based issuer of branded credit cards, to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. (pending)
  • Kate Spade & Company(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies) in the sale of:
    • the Juicy Couture brand and related intellectual property assets to Authentic Brands Group; and
    • Lucky Brand to LBD Acquisition Company.

Ms. Meredith-Goujon was a member of the Journal of International Law and Politics and was a 1997 Paul, Weiss summer associate.  She is a co-author of the article, "Revising Privacy Policies on the Internet," which was published in The State Bar News of the New York State Bar Association (2001) and has spoken at a variety of CLE programs on brand licensing, legal trends in fashion, emerging copyright issues and the fundamentals of privacy and data security in an electronic world.




  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1997
  • B.A., Indiana University, 1992


  • Hon. Jane A. Restani, U.S. Court of International Trade

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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