Biography

Nate Garhart’s practice centers on protecting and maximizing the value of intellectual property, namely trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, which often represent important assets and major revenue sources for organizations ranging from startups to public companies and nonprofits.

Nate’s work includes selecting and registering trademarks, protecting and enforcing copyrights, and negotiating strategic IP licenses and agreements. He also works with clients to minimize the legal risks related to their branding, advertising, and publicity strategies. Online, he counsels clients on internet issues and e-commerce topics and drafts website terms of use and privacy policies with a focus on helping clients comply with Europe’s GDPR and California’s CCPA, as well as other national and state privacy laws. His experience with numerous clients in the food and wine, technology, healthcare, and nonprofit industries equips him with a business background essential for delivering the most effective legal advice. 

IP law is constantly evolving, whether from new advancements such as open-source software and AI, or new legislation such as the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA), and Nate makes sure he is on top of the latest developments, frequently writing and speaking on current issues.

Clients retain Nate because while he specializes in the protection of intellectual property, he counsels with an eye on the business as a whole. The best strategy for—and results from—pursuing a trademark registration, drafting a demand letter, or negotiating a licensing agreement cannot be achieved without an understanding of the business and goals associated with the given task. After making sure he has this essential knowledge, Nate is able to identify the right legal strategy for the situation and manage deals and disputes in the most efficient and advantageous manner.

In short, Nate delivers value to clients by making sure he is working to use legal strategy as a tool to achieve the client’s business goals.

Firm Highlights

Publication

Court Reinstates CPPA Enforcement Authority and Confirms No Delay Necessary for Enforcement of Future CCPA Regulations

A recent appellate decision has made clear that the regulations promulgated under California’s groundbreaking consumer privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)), are ripe...

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California Appeals Court Empowers Privacy Agency to Immediately Enforce CCPA Regulations

In  California Privacy Protection Agency et al. v. The Superior Court of Sacramento County  (case number C099130), the Third Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal returned authority to the California Privacy Protection...

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News

Farella Represents Château Montrose Owners in Acquisition of Virginia’s RdV Vineyards

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented the Bouygues family’s winery enterprise, SCDM Domaines, in its purchase of RdV Vineyards in Virginia. SCDM Domaines owns a number of winery holdings in France, including...

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It Wasn’t Me, It Was the AI: Intellectual Property and Data Privacy Concerns With Nonprofits’ Use of Artificial Intelligence Systems

In today's rapidly changing technological landscape, artificial intelligence (AI) is making headlines and being discussed constantly. To be sure, AI provides a powerful tool to nonprofits in creating content and exploiting for countless cost-effective...

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Nonprofit Data and Artificial Intelligence

Welcome to  EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource.  I'm Cynthia Rowland, and I'm happy to have my colleague Nate Garhart back for a chat about artificial intelligence and what nonprofits need to...

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Life Is Too Short for Bad Wine Distribution Agreements: 10 Key Considerations

If you are like most wine brands, DTC through your tasting room, club, and website can only take you so far. Success usually means accessing the general on- and off-premise markets, and accessing those...

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Nonprofits’ Use of Artificial Intelligence Systems: Intellectual Property and Data Privacy Concerns

In today's rapidly changing technological landscape, artificial intelligence (AI) is making headlines and being discussed constantly. To be sure, AI provides a powerful tool to nonprofits in creating content and exploiting for countless cost-effective...

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