Dr. Dariush Adli

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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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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Dr. Dariush Adli Discusses the Recent “Kimono” Trademark Controversy and Legal Remedies for Affected Groups

In an article for IP Watchdog, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses 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 do provide powerful tools for Affected Groups to combat and control cultural appropriators from using their cherished attributes.    To read…

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ADLI Successfully Limits Liability in Substantial HOA Lawsuit

ADLI Founder Dr. Dariush Adli and associate Alyssa Dillard, went to trial defending a large homeowners association, who was sued by a member following water damage to their condominium. The resident and homeowner was seeking monetary damages to repair the condo’s interior, to fund further work on common areas and for diminution of property value.…

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ADLI Law Group Wins Patent infringement Case ––– Jury Awards Plaintiffs Nearly 1 Million Dollars

Plaintiffs Lubby Holdings LLC and Vaporous Technologies Inc. successfully sued Defendant Henry Chung for infringing its personal vaporizer patent regarding anti-leaking technology (Patent No. 9,750,284). On May 9, 2019, after a three-day trial, the jury rendered its unanimous verdict awarding the Plaintiffs $863,936.10 in reasonable royalty damages. ADLI attorneys Dr. Dariush Adli, Drew Sherman and Chen…

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Amazon Wristband Patents Await Potential Legal Challenges

Earlier this year, the U.S. patent and trademark office (USPTO) issued two patents to giant online retailer Amazon (“Amazon Patents”) for wristbands that are able to locate users’ hands and control and direct their movements. Specifically, the technology of the Amazon Patents determines the position of user’s hands relative to storage bins used for storing…

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EP’s Louboutin Decision Opens the Door for U.S. Businesses to Protect Their Color/Shape Brands in Europe

In a recent, game changing decision, European Union’s highest court (EU High Court) has ruled that Christian Louboutin’s famous red sole shoes are eligible for protection as a trademark. This article discussed the significance of the decision and the opportunity it provides U.S. fashion designers to promote and protect their color brands in the European…

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Who's An Employee? The Impact of Dynamex

The big debate among citizens and employment lawyers in Los Angeles over conditions and circumstances under which workers can properly be classified as independent contractors received a jolt in April, when the California Supreme Court decided the Dynamex case and in the process adopted a standard which makes it much more difficult to classify workers…

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Should Musical Works be Entitled to 'Broad' or 'Thin' Copyright Protection?

A hotly disputed legal issue between the majority and dissent in the recent, highly publicized, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit “Blurred Lines” decision in Williams v. Gaye, No. 15-56880, concerned whether Marvin Gaye’s 1976 hit song “Got to Give it Up” was entitled to “broad” or “thin” copyright protection. The Ninth Circuit…

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