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  1. Intellectual Property: 30%
  2. Entertainment: 30%
  3. Litigation: 30%
  4. Appeals: 10%

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  • Benjamin M Hill

    I retained Mr. Tehranian as an expert in a trademark matter. In addition to his testimony, John's fresh insight on this case was quite valuable. I endorse this lawyer.


    Benjamin Hill Employment & Labor Attorney
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  • Joshua Alan Malter

    Always set the tone for professionalism in the industry.


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4000 MacArthur Boulevard
West Tower, Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA, 92660-2558


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Wiley W. Manuel AwardBoard of Governors of the State Bar of California2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Irwin R. Buchalter Professor of LawSouthwestern Law School2011 - Present
PartnerOne LLP (previously Turner Green LLP)2009 - Present
Professor of Law and Director, Entertainment Law CenterChapman University2008 - Present
Professor of LawUniversity of Utah, SJ Quinney College of Law2007 - 2008
Of CounselTurner Green LLP2004 - 2008
Associate Professor of LawUniversity of Utah, SJ Quinney College of Law2002 - 2007
AssociateO'Melveny & Myers LLP2000 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Morris v. AtchityN/A
Josh Agle Inc v. Petropics, LLC et alSuccessfully Settled
Mavrix Photo, Inc. v. Brand Technologies, Inc., 647 F.3d 1218 (9th Cir. 2011)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology LawCurbing Copyblight2012
Brigham Young University Law ReviewTowards a Critical IP Theory: Copyright, Consecration & Control2012
George Washington Law ReviewAn Intersystemic View of Intellectual Property and Free Speech2012
Oxford University PressInfringement Nation (Book)2011
University of Colorado Law ReviewPixels, Parchment and Personhood2011
Connecticut Law ReviewThe Last Minstrel Show?2009
New York University PressWhitewashed (Book)2009
Berkeley Technology Law JournalThe Emperor Has No Copyright2009
Connecticut Law ReviewSelective Racialization2008
Utah Law ReviewInfringement Nation: Copyright Reform and the Law/Norm Gap2007
Indiana Law JournalCompulsory Whiteness2007
Berkeley Technology Law JournalThe Secret Life of Legal Doctrine: The Divergent Evolution of Secondary Liability in Trademark and Copyright Law2006
Legal TimesAloha, Section 1981: Reconsidering Race Neutrality, Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Litigation2006
B.Y.U. Law ReviewWhither Copyright? Transformative Use, Free Speech and an Intermediate Liability Proposal2005
U.C. Davis Law ReviewEt Tu, Fair Use? The Triumph of Natural-Law Copyright2005
California LawyerCopyright Liability After Grokster2005
Orange County LawyerThe High Court in Cyberspace: MGM v. Grokster, Digital Copyright, and Secondary Infringement Theories2005
University of Cincinnati Law ReviewAll Rights Reserved? Reassessing Copyright and Patent Enforcement in the Digital Age2003
Journal of Intellectual PropertySanitizing Cyberspace: Obscenity, Miller, and the Future of Public Discourse on the Internet2003
University of Hawai'i Law ReviewA New Segregation? Race, Rice v. Cayetano, and the Constitutionality of Hawaiian-Only Education and the Kamehameha Schools2000
Yale Law JournalPerforming Whiteness: Naturalization Litigation and the Construction of Racial Identity in America2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Harvard UniversityGovernmentA.B.1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MAK Center SyposiumVisual Rights to the City: Billboards and the First Amendment2010
9th Circuit Spring Meeting and Governor ElectionPracticing Entertainment Law2010
University of Oregon Lectures and Awards Speaker Series 2009-2010The Emperor Has No Copyright2009
UCLA Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Colloquium WorkshopCopyright and Free Speech2009
Trust, Antitrust, and Curt Flood, Baseball and Freedom III: 21st Annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American CultureStaris Decisis and the Risks of Romanticism: Flood v. Kuhn Reconsidered2009
Pacific Council on International Policy Speaker SeriesThe Last Minstrel Show2009
ICM Speaker SeriesWhat Every Talent Agent Should Know about Copyright Law: Copyright Ownership, Reversion and Termination2009
Conference on the 100th Anniversary of the 1909 Copyright ActForm over Function: Privileged Texts and the Copyright Act2009
California Lawyers for the Arts Speaker SeriesThe ABCs of Intellectual Property Law2009
15th Annual Conference of CAPALFThe Hapa Presidency2009
_Re-examining Licensing Opportunities2008
Publicity Rights in Bytes: Contemporary Issues in Entertainment & Sports LawThe (D)evolution of Publicity Rights2008
Unconscious Racism SymposiumSelective Racialization2007
International Intellectual Property: Recent Developments and Future Trends, 3rd Annual SymposiumDomestic Enforcement of Foreign Copyright Violations2007
Continuing LegalEducation SeminarTrademarks in Cyberspace: Domain Names, Metatags and Online Infringement2007
6th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars ConferenceCharting Secondary Liability Theories in Trademark and Copyright Law2006
Conference on Third Party-Liability on Intellectual PropertyReformulating Defenses to Third Party Liability in Intellectual Property Law2005
16th Annual Entertainment Industry Labor and Employment Law ConferenceCompeting with Free Media: Lessons from the Music Industry2005
Utah Supreme Court and Court of Appeals 2004 Annual Judicial ConferenceEt Tu, Fair Use? Natural Law Copyright and the First Amendment2004
Third Annual Preview of the Supreme Court: An Update of Intellectual Property LawThird Annual Preview of the Supreme Court: An Update of Intellectual Property Law2004