- Intellectual Property
- Entertainment Law
University of California at Los Angeles, B.S., 1968
Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D., 1971
1972, California and U.S. District Court, Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Beverly Hills (President's Award, 2006; Beverly Hills Bar Foundation Board of Governors, 2006-2012); Los Angeles County (Chair: Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section, 1979-1980; Chair, International Law Section, 2002-2003) and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California (International Law Section Executive Committee, 2005-2008); International Trademark Association; Los Angeles Copyright Society (President, 2001-2002); Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats , National Vice President, United States (1990-92), Honorary Vice President (1993-); Union Internationale des Avocats , Vice President, Entertainment Law Commission (1997-2001); Hastings Alumni Association , Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter, President (1984-85).
San Diego, California, September 9, 1947
Chair, Editorial Board, Los Angeles Lawyer, 1997-1998. Author: "Copyright Infringement" in Proof in Competitive Business Litigation, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1993; "Protecting Trademarks Under the Madrid Protocol," Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (April 2004); "Check Marks: A trademark audit is a useful tool for determining the cost-effectiveness of maintaining a client's trademark portfolio," Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (May 2000); "Mark of Distinction: A New Federal Law Protects Distinctive Trademarks Against Dilution Through Unauthorized Use," Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (May 1997); Co-Editor, "Enforcement of Copyright and Related Rights Affecting the Music Industry," International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (1993); "How to Stop Counterfeiting: A Practical Approach to the Industry's Biggest Problem," Licensing Today International (June/July/August 1993); "Exploiting Entertainment Marks Internationally in a Downturned Economy," Licensing Today International (June/July 1992); "Arbitration of Entertainment Industry Contingent Compensation Claims" in "The Back End: A Look at Gross and Net Participations in the Wake of Buchwald v. Paramount," sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section (1990); "Designations of Source: Are they Necessary to Support Entertainment Industry Merchandising Rights?," Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal (1986); "Merchandising and Licensing, syllabus coeditor," sponsored by the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association (1985); "Diluting the Counterfeiters: New Trademark Rights and Remedies in Dealing with Entertainment and Merchandising Properties," The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, ABA (Fall, 1985); "The Bell and Howell: Mamiya Case-Where Now Parallel Imports," The Trademark Reporter (January-February, 1984); "Works Made for Hire," The Visual Artist's Business and Legal Guide, Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers Committee for the Arts, reprinted by Jerome Headlands Press, Prentice- Hall (1981, 1995); The Actors Manual: A Practical Guide to Your Career, Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers Committee for the Arts, co-editor (1978), reprinted by Elsevier-Dutton (1980); "First Amendment and Freedom of the Press," Los Angeles County Bar Journal, Los Angeles County Bar Association. Co-Author, "Unions and Guilds," Producing for Motion Pictures and Television, sponsored by the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association (1983). Editor, Copyright: Selected Practical Aspects of Enforcement and Protection, sponsored by the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association (1984). Co-Editor, symposium issue (May 1976). British American Business Council Los Angeles, Board of Directors (2001-2007). Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, Professional of the Year (2001). Vice President, International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (2001-2006). Arbitrator, Independent Film and Television Alliance International Arbitration Tribunal, 1984-. Adjunct Associate Professor, Southwestern Law School (2008-2011). Selected for Inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
Brewer v. Hustler Magazine Inc., 749 F.2d 527 (9th Cir. 1984); Poe v. Missing Persons, 745 F. 2d 1238 (9th Cir. 1984).
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