Expertise DescriptionI have over 35 years experience as a practicing attorney. My experience includes: Apparel, Licensing, Trademarks and Trade Dress, Copyrights, Design Patents, and Standards of Practice of Apparel Business Lawyers, Attorney Malpractice, Intellectual Property Lawyers, and Licensing Lawyers. I have experience reviewing a wide array of apparel business agreements to determine if it is consistent with the standards of the industry. My expertise includes: contracts, manufacturing (local and abroad), import, export, sales, distribution, factory conditions, similarity of apparel lines, fabric care, complex trademark infringement, and protection of designs. I have more than 20 years experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Apparel business disputes; Apparel manufacturing disputes; Malpractice cases against intellectual property and apparel business lawyers; Apparel copyrights; Apparel trademarks; Performance under a license; Interpretation of a license; Originality of copyright; Ownership of copyright; Counterfeiting; Trademark infringement.
Since 1988 I have specialized in the evaluation and development of trade dress, trademark, design patent and copyright portfolios for consumer product companies. I advise consumer product companies on whether new designs for products, packaging, prints, labels, and tags are sufficiently different from their sources of inspiration to be original. Since 1993 I have served as an expert witness in design patent, trade dress, trademark, and copyright cases involving consumer products. I have written about 25 expert reports for federal court cases. I have been deposed about 40 times and have testified in jury trials, bench trials and federal and state courts. My work has been split about evenly between defendants and plaintiffs. I have written several articles on trademarks.
|A.B.||magna cum laude||Philosophy||Occidental College|
|J.D.||University of Chicago Law School|
|State Bar of CA|
|Real Estate Broker|
Awards & Affiliation
Western Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases