Paul D. Supnik

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  • 9401 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1250, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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  • Paul D. Supnik practices copyright, trademark and entertainment law in Beverly, Hills, California. His practice includes trademark prosecution and litigation.
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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.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Intellectual Property
  • Entertainment Law
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310-859-0100  Phone
310-990-3650  Cell Phone
310-388-5645  Fax
University Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles, B.S., 1968
Law School Attended:
Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D., 1971
Year of First Admission:
1972, California and U.S. District Court, Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California; Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth 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).
Birth Information:
San Diego, California, September 9, 1947
Reported Cases:
Brewer v. Hustler Magazine Inc., 749 F.2d 527 (9th Cir. 1984); Poe v. Missing Persons, 745 F. 2d 1238 (9th Cir. 1984).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts American Express

Peer Reviews

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