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Bobby Ghajar

Bobby Ghajar

Cooley LLP
Intellectual property litigation partner
Santa Monica, CA, USA

Bobby Ghajar
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Bobby Ghajar is a trial attorney focusing on intellectual property and business litigation. He is the leader of the law firm’s worldwide trademark practice.

For each of the past two years, Mr. Ghajar was named one of the Top 75 IP Litigators in California by the Daily Journal (2012-2013). In 2014, the World Trademark Review 1000 again recognized him for both his trademark litigation and trademark counseling experience. Also in 2014, Managing Intellectual Property magazine named Mr. Ghajar as an IP Star based on extensive research among IP practitioners. In 2013, he was also recognized as one of Law360’s Rising Stars featuring attorneys under the age of 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age; he was one of only nine intellectual property attorneys recognized by the publication, and the only one whose practice is focused on trademark and copyright litigation and counseling.

Although he has litigated cases that cover a wide range of complex commercial litigation, Mr. Ghajar's practice is centered around his representation of 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. He has successfully tried cases to jury and litigated on behalf of clients in preliminary injunction, summary judgment and appeal proceedings, and before various appellate courts across the country. Mr. Ghajar is also experienced in all aspects of practice before the USPTO and has argued successfully before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Complementing his litigation practice, Mr. Ghajar 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.

Mr. Ghajar's Internet practice involves counseling on advertising issues, take downs, enforcement in virtual worlds and social media, counseling on secondary liability, and domain name reclamation.

The World Trademark Review 1000 described Mr. Ghajar as an “agile attorney whose profile continues to rise by earning national acclaim for his superb courtroom performances and a string of recent trial successes” and Legal 500 US as "a very strong advocate with great business acumen", "Bobby Ghajar has also assisted start-up companies, whilst also developing his name in internet-related domain name reclamation".

Mr. Ghajar speaks and writes extensively on intellectual property and internet issues, and has been quoted in numerous entertainment and legal publications in both the U.S. and Canada. He is also a contributor to the firm’s Social Media & Games Law blog.

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