Posts by ADLI Law Group

Dr. Adli Covers LA Lawyer Magazine Reviewing the SCOTUS Decision to Modify the Lanham Act

Dr. Dariush Adli, ADLI Law Group’s founder, president, and intellectual property leader is featured on the cover of the November issue of Los Angeles Lawyer. In the publication, he discusses the long-awaited SCOTUS decision in the First Amendment challenge to the Immoral or Scandalous Clause of the Lanham Act. The article aptly titled, “No OFFENSE Intended?”…

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Dr. Dariush Adli Writes for Bloomberg Law and Reviews the Impact of the Mallinckrodt Decision on Patent Protections

ADLI’s founder, president, and intellectual property leader, Dr. Dariush Adli, wrote an article for Bloomberg Law on the impacts of the recent Mallinckrodt decision on patent protections. In particular, the piece discusses the decision, its significance in the context of prior precedent, and provides practical advice to patent attorneys on how to cope with the decision while advising…

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The Los Angeles Business Journal Nominates ADLI Attorney, Monisha Coelho, for its Leaders in Law 2019 Award

The Award honors the significant role that attorneys play in the success of a business and recognizes the accomplishments of leading attorneys within the Los Angeles business community. The nomination is an endorsement of Ms. Coelho’s exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership, and contributions to the Los Angeles community at large.

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ADLI Cannabis Facilitates $1M Cross-Border CBD Business All-Share Transaction

ADLI attorneys Ian Beach and Chris Schwarz of the firm’s Cannabis Group (also known as the Vice Group) were successful in representing ADLI Cannabis client, 2Rise Naturals in a $1M cross-border transaction. The deal is an all-share transaction that will result in the health and wellness food company, Gaby Inc., acquiring all issued and outstanding securities of 2Rise Naturals LLC. Additionally, the…

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ADLI Cannabis To Attend and Speak at the Cannabis Industry Institute’s Infused Products 2019 Conference

The Cannabis Industry Institute is committed to providing world-class training and information resources that are required to grow and serve the cannabis marketplace. Its Infused Products Conference (September 23 -24, 2019) is aimed at cannabis companies entering the least understood and most complex segments of the cannabis industry: product manufacturing, business operations, and legal rules and requirements.…

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Your Independent Contractor is Probably Your Employee After All

On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”) into law.  The bill sets a new standard for classifying workers throughout California, and its ramifications are sure to be felt across companies of all sizes who have used independent contractors as part of their business model.  All California business owners,…

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In a Second Article on the the Recent “Kimono” Trademark Controversy, Dr. Dariush Adli Discusses Recent Developments and Legal Remedies for Affected Groups

In an article for Law360, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses new developments around the recent controversy surrounding Kim Kardashian’s efforts to trademark the name “Kimono” for her new line of undergarment shapewear. While not perfect, trademark laws can be used to appropriate indicia traditionally associated with certain cultures or traditions. Groups seeking to counter potential appropriators based on…

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When It Comes To Posting Your Photos, Ask Permission, Not Forgiveness

There’s a theory to which my girlfriend subscribes: “Ask forgiveness, not permission”. While I generally agree, it doesn’t apply to posting photos of you someone else takes.   Recently, a federal court threw out a lawsuit against influencer and supermodel Gigi Hadid, for posting to Instagram a photo of herself that was taken by a…

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ADLI Attorney Drew Sherman Secures Six-Figure Jury Verdict in Breach of Contract and Licensing Deal for Managment Company

Following a six-day jury trial, ADLI’s client was awarded a $250,000 verdict on quantum meruit. The case brought by the Manager (Plaintiff, Just Having Fun Productions, Inc.) for the musician known as Jani Lane (the former frontman for the band Warrant) who died at the end of 2011, and the Defendant –––– a court-appointed personal…

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