Dr. Dariush Adli

ADLI Secures Registered Trademark for Cellphone Accessories Company

ADLI has successfully obtained a registered trademark (No.88193617) for a cellphone accessories company. With this trademark, ADLI’s client is protected from unauthorized use of the mark by competitors, which, in turn will help the client establish and spread its distinguishing brand identity. ADLI’s trademark law services include obtaining trademark registration both in the U.S. and…

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The Americans with Disability Act Celebrates its 30th Anniversary ––– Are You Affected by the Law?

July marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a broad civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private buildings and accommodations that are open to the general public. The purpose of…

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Coming changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Daily Journal (July 1, 2020)

The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), was designed to protect copyright owners from unauthorized use of their works on the internet and to protect online service providers (OSPs) from legal responsibility for their users’ infringing acts.  Under DMCA’s “safe harbor” provision, OSP’s are immune from such liability so long as they implement certain steps…

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COVID-19 and Commercial Frustration

With the COVID-19 wreaking havoc on California’s economy, many of the adversely affected businesses increasingly find themselves unable to perform their contractual obligations. Hardest hit are businesses declared non-essential and ordered to shut down, including movie theaters, cruise liners, sport stadiums, restaurants, convention centers, clothing outlets, barbers and beauty salons, etc.  Other businesses such as…

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Los Angeles Lawyer Published:Generic Branding: The Issue of Determining how Genericness may be Applied

In the recent article published in the Los Angeles Lawyer, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses trademark genericness for .com brands and how courts go about making that determination. The issue is now before the Supreme Court, which is expected to issue its decision by June. Click link to read the full version of the article: https://bit.ly/3arCJzh.…

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Daily Journal PUBLISHED: Supreme Court to Decide if Recovery of Trademark Infringer’s Profits Requires Willfulness

Supreme Court to Decide if Recovery of Trademark Infringer’s Profits Requires Willfulness, Daily Journal (April 14, 2020) In an article published in the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses oral arguments recently heard by the Supreme Court on a high profile case that will have profound impact on damages available to plaintiffs in trademark infringement…

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Ruling Will Make It Harder to Prove Copyright Infringement, Daily Journal (April 3, 2020)

In an article published in the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli  discusses a recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which will likely make it harder for copyright owners to prove infringement of their works.  The en-banc decision overruled a 43 year old 9th Circuit precedent, known as the “inverse ratio rule,” under which a copyright owner…

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ADLI Successfully Defends Business Against ADA Violation Claim Brought by Frequent ADA Litigant Plaintiff’s Attorney

In the past few years, the number of complaints filed in federal court alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) for construction-related deficiencies has skyrocketed. In the Central District of California alone, such cases have risen from composing approximately 3% of all civil actions filed in 2013 to compose 24% of all civil…

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Dr. Dariush Adli Discusses Slander Claim in the Highly Publicized Alex Baldwin Parking Spot Altercation

In a recent article for Law360, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses the highly publicized “Alex Baldwin parking spot altercation” and the subsequent slander claim brought against the actor. The incident in question centers around a verbal and physical altercation over a parking spot in New York City. In that incident, Baldwin was charged with attempted assault and harassment…

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The Value of Cannabis Patents to Cannabis Startups, National Cannabis Industry Association (November 6, 2019)

In an article for the National Cannabis Industry Association, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses the value of cannabis patents and the unique opportunity it presents to entrepreneurs, businesses, and investors to participate in this growing market. In particular, he focuses on the value of these patents and their enforceability on the federal level. To read the article, click here.…

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