Dr. Adli

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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.…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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?”…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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.…

Read More...