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Intellectual Property

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyers

The creation of intellectual property is incredibly difficult and expensive, however, it can be stolen in a matter of seconds at the mere click of a button. We understand the new technology behind modern intellectual property infringement. That is why our practice focuses upon infringement taking place online. Because of our experience as nuts and bolts trial lawyers, we also understand the rules of evidence collection and admissibility at trial. Without the proper collection method, smoking gun evidence may not be admissible at trial. At Syverson, Lesowitz & Gebelin, LLP, Erik Syverson and his team represent small to mid-market businesses in a wide range of intellectual property disputes. We represent both defendants and plaintiffs in actions and feel this provides a unique perspective that provides advantages for our clients. We have represented video game companies, electronic marketplaces, advertising networks, web development companies, music publishers, newspapers and financial institutions in patent, trademark and copyright infringement litigation.

Helping You Safeguard Your Intellectual Property

To schedule a consultation, contact our Los Angeles office online or call 310-341-3074. We are committed to representing clients throughout California and around the world. In fact, many of our clients are foreign corporations with pending American litigation. We are experienced accommodating foreign entities and make use of technology to ensure timely communication and strategy execution.

Copyrights

Federal law has exclusive jurisdiction over copyright disputes. We have had copyright cases in a variety of industries including video games, newspapers, photographs, movies, music publishing, software and web development. We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in the district courts of California, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Nebraska, Arizona and Illinois. We are fully familiar with not only direct infringement liability but contributory and indirect liability claims as well. On the defense side, the doctrine of fair use is rapidly evolving in the digital age and, as such, we are up to date on the latest case law developments that may affect your defense. As plaintiffs, making use of tools such as statutory damages and managing experienced damages experts remains a key to success.

Trademarks

We are currently representing parties in cutting edge trademark cases. For example, we are defending an electronic marketplace in one of the largest contributory trademark infringement cases in history. The plaintiffs, a European consortium of luxury brands, are seeking in excess of $100 million in damages from our clients. In the internet marketing space, we are representing a review website being sued for bidding on the keywords of a consumer services company in order to direct eyeballs to the reviews. In the past, we have successfully represented a number of internet websites, marketers and review sites sued for trademark infringement. In most of our cases, we have secured dismissals by way of summary judgment or by voluntary dismissal. We are one of the few firms in the country that not only defends trademark infringement suits but brings plaintiff actions on behalf of international brands. This is unusual in the brand protection market, however, our plaintiff clients appreciate the strategic advantage that our defense work provides.

Rights of Publicity

Public figures such as athletes and entertainers derive economic value from their likeness. Actors are paid into the eight figures for endorsement deals and print ads. In the internet age, there has been a dramatic rise in the theft of celebrity likeness to propel online sales. Many states including California provide statutory claims for such celebrities. We have experience representing parties in unauthorized use of likeness cases. Often, such claims are covered under errors and omissions insurance policies.

Contact Our Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Firm

For more information about our intellectual property practice or to discuss the specifics of your case in a confidential consultation, contact us today.