Expert 39511 - CA(N) CA(S)


Expertise Description

I 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.

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  • Expert Witness

    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.


    Relevant Experiences

    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.

    Since 1984 I have specialized in the selection of, negotiation with, and supervision of intellectual property licensees and distributors for consumer product and service companies. I advise consumer product companies on how to expand their brands and revenues through domestic and international licensing and distribution. Since 1993 I have served as an expert witness in licensing, distribution and contracts for cases involving consumer products and services. I have written about 20 expert reports for federal court cases which have covered subjects such as licensing. 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.


    Education

    DegreeSubjectInstitution
    A.B. magna cum laudePhilosophyOccidental College
    J.D.University of Chicago Law School

    Licenses Certifications

    Private Investigator
    State Bar of CA
    Real Estate Broker

    Awards & Affiliation

    Primary Affiliation

    Western Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition


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