Intellectual Property Practice

The Unappreciated Value of Design Patents

By: Dr. Dariush Adli Design patents are often treated as the forgotten sibling of their better known and more popular utility patents.  That is unfortunate because it fails to give proper recognition to the tremendous potential of design patents to add value to a business’s bottom line.  Relative to utility patents, design patents are inexpensive…

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Protecting the Vaccine

By: Dr. Dariush Adli The devastating impact and disruptive effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world economy has prompted an unprecedented drive by pharmaceutical companies, universities, physicians, research institutions and health care professionals in search of vaccines and medical treatments for the illness.  Already, two pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and BioNtech have concluded Phase 3…

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US Copyright Office Celebrates 150 Years of Creativity

On July 8, 1870, Congress centralized the administration of copyright law in the Library of Congress. Since its debut, the Office has driven the evolution of copyright law and been a key player in development of copyright law, from the Copyright Act of 1909 to the Copyright Act of 1976 to the Music Modernization Act…

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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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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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Client Spotlight: ADLI Successfully Secures Patent for the Inventor of a Narcotic Tamper-Proof Evidence Bag

ADLI was successful in facilitating the approval and issuance of a patent for a narcotic tamper-proof evidence bag for Blaster Communications Incorporated. The bags are specifically designed to assist Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations in tracking the use and movement of controlled substances. These customized bags are designed for EMS agencies, Fire Departments, and Hospitals…

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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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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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