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Paul David Supnik

Paul David Supnik

Practice areas:

Trademark Application, Trademark Infringement, Copyright Infringement, Entertainment, Contracts & Agreements, International Law, Communications & Media, Advertising, Internet, Licensing

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About Me

Personal service is offered in selected legal areas. The practice incorporates a seasoned understanding of both domestic and international copyright and trademark matters. A network of lawyer contacts cultivated over years crosses national boundaries to help the corporate client and the business lawyer liaise with international colleagues abroad. A commitment to the legal profession and its institutions is an integral part of the practice.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Trademark Application: 30%
    43 years, 700 cases
  2. Copyright Infringement: 20%
    43 years
  3. Trademark Infringement: 20%
    43 years
  4. Entertainment: 10%
    33 years
  5. Other: 18%
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Payment

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

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    Mr. Supnik is among the most knowledgeable and most experienced copyright lawyers in the country.

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    James Silverberg Copyright Infringement Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Ross Deshong Meador

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Ross Meador Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

9401 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1250
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197205/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California/Intellectual Property -- 2010, 2011, 2012Super Lawyers Magazine2012
President's AwardBeverly Hills Bar Association2006
Professional of the YearBeverly Hills Chamber of Commerce2001
Honorary Vice PresidentAssociation Internationale des Jeunes Avocats1993

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of California International Law SectionMember, Executive Committee2005 - 2008
Los Angeles County Bar Association International Law SectionChair2002 - 2003
Los Angeles Copyright SocietyPresident2001 - 2002
Professional organizations and associationsN/A2001 - 2007
International Visitors Council of Los AngelesVice President2001 - 2006
Union Internationale des AvocatsVice President, Entertainment Law Commission1997 - 2001
Los Angeles Lawyer MagazineChair, Editorial Board1997 - 1998
Independent Film and Television Alliance International Arbitration TribunalArbitrator1984 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law SectionChair1979 - 1980
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
International Trademark AssociationN/AN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Los Angeles LawyerProtecting Trademarks Under the Madrid Protocol 2004
Los Angeles LawyerCheck Marks--A trademark audit is a useful tool for determining the cost-effectiveness of maintaining a client's trademark portfolio2000
Los Angeles LawyerMark of Distinction--A New Federal Law Protects Distinctive Trademarks Against Dilution Through Unauthorized Use1997
Proof in Competitive Business Litigation, CEBCopyright Infringement1993
IAEL 1993 ReportsEnforcement of Copyright and Related Rights Affecting the Music Industry (co-editor)1993
Licensing Today InternationalHow to Stop Counterfeiting--A Practical Approach to the Industry's Biggest Problem1993
Licensing Today International Exploiting Entertainment Marks Internationally in a Downturned Economy 1992
The Back End: A Look at Gross and Net Participations in the Wake of Buchwald v. ParamountArbitration of Entertainment Industry Contingent Compensation Claims1990
Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law JournalDesignations of Source--Are they Necessary to Support Entertainment Industry Merchandising Rights?1986
The Entertainment and Sports LawyerDiluting the Counterfeiters: New Trademark Rights and Remedies in Dealing with Entertainment and Merchandising Properties1985
The Visual Artist's Business and Legal GuideWorks Made for Hire1985
Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMerchandising and Licensing , syllabus co-editor1985
The Trademark ReporterThe Bell and Howell: Mamiya Case--Where Now Parallel Imports1984
Los Angeles County Bar Association Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law SectionCopyright: Selected Practical Aspects of Enforcement and Protection, Editor1984
Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers Committee for the ArtsThe Actor's Manual: A Practical Guide to Your Career [co-editor]1980

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Univ of California at Los AngelesN/AB.S.1968

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Business Law Section10 Things (more or less) Every Business Lawyer Must Know About Intellectual Property2007
Motion Picture LawThe Legal Business of the Film Industry2006
International Copyright BasicsCopyright Law2006
Intellectual Property Section meetingFair Use as a Cherished Copyright Defense2006
California State Bar Conference, Monterey, CaliforniaCross Border Due Dilligence2006
International Law Section SeminarCombating Trademark Counterfeiting and Piracy2005
State Bar ConferenceIntellectual Property Rights Abroad -- How to Obtain, Maintain and Defend Them2004
California State Bar ConferenceProtecting Your Client's Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets 1012002
UIA Annual Congress, Buenos AiresMusic on the Internet--The United States Perspective2000
Fundamentals of Business Practices LitigationCopyright Litigation2000
Fundamentals of Business Practices LitigationCopyright Litigation2000
Anatomy of an AFMA ArbitrationInternational Arbitration2000
American Bar Assocation MidWinter MeetingWhat the Business Lawyer Should Know About Intellectual Property, Assignments and Licenses2000
Annual Congress, Brussels, BelgiumEnforcement of Trademarks Abroad1999
UIA Annual Congress, Marrakech, MoroccoMultimedia Production Agreements and Rights Clearances1994
Discovery Issues and Trial Proof in Competitive Business LitigationHandling Intellectual Property Issues1994
IAEL Annual Congress, MIDEM, CannesEnforcement of Copyright and Related Rights Affecting the Music Industry, moderator1993
AIJA Annual Congress, LondonProduction and Distribution of Motion Pictures, Chair and Moderator1991
UCLA Extension, coordinator and moderatorResolving Contractual Disputes in the Entertainment Industry1983