Eric Goodman is the managing partner of the Goodman Mooney, a firm specializing in intellectual property law and related business matters. A business entrepreneur as well as an intellectual property attorney, Eric has extensive experience in the fields of information technologies and brand protection.
Eric is a California native and grew up Orange County. He attended Pepperdine University where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in business management. While an undergraduate student, he worked at the corporate headquarters of Denny’s Restaurants where he was responsible for implementing the company’s first local area network. Once graduated, he ran a small consulting firm which specialized in information technologies. Later, he formed an e-commerce company distributing specialty music and videos within the action sports market. At the same time, Eric launched a snowboard distribution company serving wholesalers around the world.
He graduated with honors from Whittier Law School where he earned a certificate in intellectual property law, was a member of the Law Review and the Moot Court Honors Board and president of the Whittier Intellectual Property Organization and the Entertainment and Sports Law Society. Eric is published in the Journal of Art and Entertainment Law, as author of A National Identity Crisis: The Need For A Federal Right Of Publicity Statute. Capitalizing on his technical background and experience in brand development, he was recruited by pioneer sports agent Leigh Steinberg to help launch an online forum for fans to interact with professional athletes as part of a joint venture with AOL. Eric also worked with Jeff Moorad (owner of the San Diego Padres) in securing internet domain names and protecting the right of publicity of professional athletes.
His practice currently focuses on trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, trade secrets, unfair competition, false advertising and contract disputes for brand owners, manufacturers, retailers and distributors in the apparel, fashion, sports, entertainment, food services, finance and gift item industries. Eric is admitted to practice law in the State of California, the Federal Court for all districts of California, as well as the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Eric teaches advanced courses in intellectual property as an adjunct professor at Whittier Law School where he has also acted as the interim director of the Center for Intellectual Property. He has been a speaker at numerous seminars concerning brand protection and related business matters. He is a member of the International Trademark Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Orange County Jewish Bar Association, and the Orange County Patent Law Association.
Licensed since 2000
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Eric is an outstanding lawyer with a true passion for his specialized area of practice. I would refer a trademark or copyright matter to him without hesitation. Eric is a very personable guy who is well-liked by his clients. He not only practices this type of law on a daily basis, but he teaches it at local law schools. Prospective clients should understand that this is a sign that he keeps up-to-date on recent legal developments, and is deeply committed to his practice -- a hallmark of the best attorneys.
Brian Gurwitz Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Eric's passion for trademarks means he's always well versed on the latest legal developments. Combine that with his solid background in the business world and you've got the ideal lawyer - one that can use the law to his advantage while bearing in mind the realistic needs of a business owner. I very much enjoy working with Eric as he consistently has a fresh perspective that is well grounded in his legal and practical sensibilities.
Amanda McLaughlin Intellectual Property Attorney
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Top Score for Trademark Prosecution||CALI Award (high scorer in law school course)||1999|
|Partner||Goodman Mooney, LLP||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Burkhalter Kessler Goodman & George LLP||2007 - 2011|
|Adjunct Professor of Law||Whittier Law School||2004 - Present|
|Principal||Goodman Law Group, PC||2000 - 2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Orange County Jewish Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|International AntiCounterfeiting Colation (IACC)||Member||2007 - Present|
|California Lawyers for the Arts||Member||2002 - Present|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|International Trademark Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Orange County Patent Law Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Orange County Register||Ask the Attorney (What is IP?)||2013|
|Orange County Business Journal||Copyright Owners Must Be Vigilant in Policing Online Infringement||2010|
|Orange County Business Journal||Practical Tips for a Cost Effective Trademark Strategy||2009|
|Journal of Art and Entertainment Law||A National Identity Crisis: The Need for a Federal Right of Publicity Statute||1999|
|Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management||International Business||Unknown||N/A|
|Pepperdine University||Business Management||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Whittier College School of Law||Intellectual Property||Juris Doctorate||N/A|