Intellectual Property Litigation

Trademark Counseling + Litigation

Farella offers clients creative strategies for defending against and prosecuting trademark and trade dress infringement actions as well as counsel clients on the selection of brands and protection and registration of corresponding trademarks, whether at the state, federal or international level.

We regularly draw upon our extensive knowledge of both federal and state laws governing this field to provide comprehensive advice and litigation assistance to clients. Our clients seek Lanham Act and branding assistance that extends into the Internet and domain names and the federal Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.  Our United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) practice is regularly leveraged in these efforts.

We also counsel clients on the selection of brands and protection and registration of corresponding trademarks, whether at the state, federal or international level. Our clients range from smaller, dynamic players in the emerging growth, entertainment and wine industries to publicly traded, well-known major corporate names in the high-tech community to food and beverage companies and even professional sports franchises.

Firm Highlights

Publication

Nonprofit Websites and Terms of Use - Best Practices and Common Pitfalls

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . Happy New Year, everyone!  In episode 26, Cynthia Rowland and her guest Nate Garhart discuss websites and terms of use and the legal concepts...

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Privacy Policy Best Practices for Nonprofits

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . I’m happy to have my colleague Nate Garhart back for a discussion on privacy laws and how they affect website content development, as...

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News

Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2023 New Partner Class

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News

Jaya Bajaj Named to Lawyers of Color Hot List 2022

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News

Discovery Builders Wins Complete Defense Ruling at Trial

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel secured a complete defense victory at trial on behalf of developer Discovery Builders, Inc. and co-defendants in a lawsuit by the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office in...

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Bisnow: East Bay State of the Market

CJ Higley will moderate the panel "Tenant Activity, Creative Deal Structures, and Smart Investments Opportunities & Meeting Never-Ending Demand for Industrial Space" at Bisnow's annual “East Bay State of the Market" event. Click  here  for more information...

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Federal and California Taxpayer Relief: Reprieve From Wet Winter Weather

2023 started California off with weather that escapes recent memory. Rain, snow, and surf seemed unrelenting for the first two weeks of January. While this spell of winter storms has brought snow to our...

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Wage Transparency: Current and Future Requirements for Employers

Holly Sutton is speaking at the session "Wage Transparency: Current and Future Requirements for Employers" at HR West's 2023 conference. Session Overview: The session will address the current wage transparency posting and reporting requirements for California employers and related...

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Plastics and Recyclability Claims

Elisabeth Dorsi is moderating the plenary session "Plastics and Recyclability Claims" at the ABA’s 2023 Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint Regional CLE Program. Session Overview: This panel will discuss the...

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Under FTC’s New Proposed Rule, Employers Will No Longer Be Able to Rely on Noncompete Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a rule that would prohibit the use of noncompete agreements in employment contracts. Noncompete agreements prevent employees and independent contractors from pursuing certain forms of employment &ndash...

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