Alan Kindred practices in the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups in Leech Tishman's California office. Alan focuses his practice on intellectual property, including trademark and copyrights, litigation and international business and trade.
Alan is a highly-respected intellectual property lawyer and is well-known in international intellectual property circles and the international legal community. He regularly counsels domestic and multinational corporations regarding intellectual property law and practice issues. Alan has worked for the oldest intellectual property law firm in the United States, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in Southern California and in-house with one of the world's most famous fashion designers. He is also a trained mediator from the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, the preeminent dispute resolution program in the United States. Alan has mediated several intellectual property cases to settlement.
During the course of his career, Alan has worked with protecting clients' rights in the technology, entertainment, publishing, food and beverage, toy, manufacturing, cosmetics and fashion industries. A substantial part of his experience is international and includes brand protection and enhancement, anti-piracy, anti-counterfeiting and anti-cybersquatting. Alan's expertise includes litigation, prosecution, licensing, intellectual property audits, propriety of advertising and the devising, structuring and implementation of international intellectual property protection programs from both the offshore and onshore perspectives. He has handled numerous transactions and appeared in trial and appellate courts in more than one country. Alan is regularly called on to speak on U.S. and international intellectual property issues, both domestically and overseas.
Alan has amassed a wealth of experience taking U.S. companies into Europe, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Malaysia, Singapore and Russia. He has also brought foreign companies into the U.S. Alan's domestic U.S. work includes obtaining trademark and copyright registrations and working with U.S. Customs. Among the projects he has handled, Alan has devised and implemented an international anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy program for a manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of quality goods.
Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Alan was a partner at Kindred Posey, a California-based international and domestic consultancy and legal services firm dealing with intellectual property, litigation and international trade issues. Alan co-founded the firm with fellow Leech Tishman partner Ivan Posey.
Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham, LLP
Blecher & Collins, P.C.
Alan M. Kindred Law Offices
Darby & Darby/Christie Parker & Hale
Shaub & Williams
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
State Bar of California (Intellectual Property Section (past member of Executive Committee); International Law Section (Advisor Emeritus, Executive Committee))
Los Angeles County Bar Association (Litigation Section (past member of Executive Committee); International Law Section (past Chair))
International Bar Association for the Western United States (past United States Country Representative)
International Law Association (past member of Organizing Committee for Biennial International Law Weekend-West)
National Entertainment Moot Court Competition (Judge, Finals)
U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Attorney Settlement Officer)