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Law School: University of California Los Angeles School of Law
Jurisdictions: California
California
State Bar of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

OVERVIEW

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
  • Patents
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
California 
State Bar of California 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 
Languages
 SpokenWritten
English  
Professional Experience
Partner, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Current
Education
University of California - Santa BarbaraB.S.M.E.
Honors: with honors
University of California Los Angeles School of LawJ.D.
Speaking Engagements

  • "State Antidilution Statutes: Are They Worth the Cost?" ABA Annual Meeting, August 10, 1991

  • "Intellectual Property and Medical Staff," American Bar Association Division for Professional Education, National Institute on Medical Staff Law Update, November 11-12, 1989

  • "Parallel Imports," Licensing Executives Society Mexico, Mexico City, January 28, 1991

  • "Use of U.S. Patent, Trademark and Copyright Rights to Prevent the Importation of Gray Market Imports," American Intellectual Property Law Association, May 2, 1991

  • "Intellectual Property and the Medical Staff," National Health Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, September 28, 1991

  • "Inter Partes Trademark Proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office," Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, November 5, 1991

  • "Ten Important Things to Know When Conducting Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations," American Bar Association, Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, Los Angeles, California, Annual Spring CLE Program, March 30, 1992

  • "The Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988: 5 Years Later," American Intellectual Property Law Association, Mid-Winter Meeting, Rancho Mirage California January 26-29, 1993

  • "Trademark Dilution," American Bar Association, Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, Annual Spring CLE Program, Palm Springs, California, April 5-6

  • "Trademark Cases in the Courts," American Bar Association—Section of Intellectual Property Law, Annual Spring CLE Program, April 11-12, 1995, 1996, Washington, D.C.

  • "The Trademark Year in Review," Orange County Patent Law Association, Annual Weekend Seminar, Rancho Santa Fe, California, April 27, 1996
Professional Associations
Member, Century City Bar Association
Current
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Current
Current
Activities: Member, UCLA Chancellor's Associates
Current
Activities: Member, West Los Angeles Support Group
Current
Activities: Member, UCSB Chancellor's Council, Engineering Associates
Current
Activities: Member, United Jewish Fund, Legal Services Division
Current
Activities: Class Representative, UCLA Law School Annual Fund
Current
Activities: Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Current
Activities: American Bar Association—Intellectual Property Law Section
Current
Activities: Member, International Trademark Association, Parallel Imports Task Force, 1989-1992
Current
Activities: Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1978-1980
Current
Activities: Member, Board of Directors, Los Angeles Patent Law Association, 1979-1981
Current
Activities: Co-chair of Intellectual Property Committee, Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter, 1996-1997
Current
Activities: Member, Section Council, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, 1995-1999
Current
Activities: Chair, Trademark Division, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, 1991-1992
Current
Activities: Chair, Parallel Imports Subcommittee, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, 1986-1991
Current
Activities: Chair, State Trademarks Committee, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, 1988-1991
Current
Activities: Member, Industrial Design Committee, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, 1987-1988
Current
Activities: Member, International Copyright Treaties and Laws, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, 1988-1989
Current
Activities: Member, Unfair Competition-Trade Identity Committee, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, 1988-1989
Current
Activities: Chair, Trademark Office Affairs Committee, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, 1992-1994
Current
Activities: Chair, Unfair Competition-Trade Identity Committee, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, 1994-1995

PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • Hey, Isn't That So-and-So? Pushing the Limits of California's Right of Privacy
    Los Angeles Lawyer
  • Lawsuits of the Rich and Famous: Stars Exert Right of Publicity
    American Advertising
  • Pac-Man Gobbles Up K.C. Munchkin in the Seventh Circuit
    Journal of the Century
  • Protection Against Infringing Imports
    The Lightbulb
  • Selecting a Corporate Name
    Century City Bar Newsletter

WEBSITES & BLOGS

Website: Bernard R. Gans's Website Profile
Website: Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Website

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