Dr. Dariush Adli

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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Dr. Dariush Adli Reviews Copyright Small Claims Court Law in an Article for the Daily Journal

In an article for the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli examines the key provisions of the Copyright Alternative in the Small Claims Enforcement Act. Additionally, he discusses the Act’s criticisms and suggests how copyright attorneys can optimize their clients’ position. To learn more about ADLI’s Copyright practice, click here. To read the article, click here…

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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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