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 one of very few attorneys ranked in the Gold Tier for trademark litigation in California. WTR praises Bobby for being an “excellent, results-driven tactician,” noting that “those who have come up against him instantly gain respect for him.” He is also hailed for his “superb courtroom performances and a string of recent trial successes" with the publication recognizing that his “incredible business and legal judgement is his best asset.”
Bobby is also repeatedly recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the "Top 75 IP Litigators in California" and is ranked by Legal 500 as a leading trademark litigator, noted for being a "very strong advocate with great business acumen.”
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.
Bobby is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and has served on several of its subcommittees. He 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.