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Bobby  Ghajar

Bobby Ghajar

Cooley LLP

Santa Monica, CA, USA

Bobby Ghajar is an intellectual property litigation partner. While he has litigated cases that cover a wide range of complex commercial litigation, Bobby's practice is focused on counseling leading companies in trademark, trade dress, copyright, right of publicity and false advertising litigation. He has handled dozens of high-stakes litigation and appellate matters for some of the top brand owners in the world, and many of his cases have helped to create legal precedent.

Bobby has successfully tried cases to jury and litigated on behalf of clients in TRO/preliminary injunction proceedings, at summary judgment, and handled appeals before various appellate courts across the country. He is also experienced in all aspects of practice within the USPTO and has argued before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Complementing his litigation practice, Bobby has significant experience providing clients with creative and results-oriented counseling – ranging from clearance and prosecution in nearly 200 jurisdictions worldwide, to the creation of brand guidelines and enforcement strategies. He brings unique experience in international trademark matters, having managed some of the largest international trademark portfolios, worked on litigations in dozens of countries, filed hundreds of trademark applications for his clients, and settled numerous multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Bobby's practice for internet companies involves advertising issues, defamation, take downs, enforcement in virtual worlds and social media, counseling on secondary liability, and domain name reclamation.

Year after year, the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 recognizes Bobby as one of the top trademark lawyers in California for both his trademark litigation and trademark counseling experience. He is also repeatedly recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the "Top 75 IP Litigators in California." In addition, he has been named an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property and was also named one of Law360's "Rising Stars" in 2013, featuring leading attorneys under the age of 40; he was one of only nine IP attorneys recognized by the publication, and the only one whose practice focused on trademark and copyright litigation and counseling. WTR 1000 praises Bobby for his “superb courtroom performances and a string of recent trial successes" noting that his “preparation is second to none.” The publication also recognizes that his “incredible business and legal judgement is his best asset.” According to Legal 500, Bobby is a "very strong advocate with great business acumen," and "... has also assisted startup companies, whilst also developing his name in internet-related domain name reclamation."

Bobby speaks and writes extensively on intellectual property and internet issues, has co-written treatises on right of publicity and trademark law, and has been quoted as an expert in numerous entertainment and legal publications in both the US and Canada.

Bobby Ghajar is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Recent Developments in Trademark Jurisprudence: Pitfalls and Lessons for Litigating Lanham Act Cases - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 02, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 22, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 22, 2018, San Francisco, CA

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