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Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets

An experienced litigator, David Baker assists companies in avoiding the courtroom by instead building, enhancing and protecting their brands through the intelligent use of  trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other intellectual property.

Whether it’s trademarks, copyrights, Web sites, domain names, or social media, Mr. Baker and the attorneys at Hart | King help companies protect their most valuable asset, their intellectual property.

And in an age when infringement and outright theft of IP is at an all time high, it is more important than ever that businesses of all shapes and sizes take steps to enhance and protect their brands.

At Hart | King, we do just that, in the US and around the world, and we do it efficiently and effectively.

We like to say that, “We protect your bright ideas.”


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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 20%
    24 years, 250 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    27 years, 500 cases
  3. Trademark Application: 15%
    19 years, 100 cases
  4. Trademark Infringement: 15%
    24 years, 25 cases
  5. Other: 30%
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Hourly ($300-350/hour)

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  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


    John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Michael Charles Doland

    The answers of Mr. Baker are clear, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney.


    Michael Doland Business Attorney
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Hart | King

4 Hutton Centre
Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA, 92707


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Coach of the YearAmerican Youth Soccer Organization2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/Head of OP Law Practice GroupHart | King2014 - Present
PartnerHart, King & Coldren2001 - Present
PartnerCummings & Kemp, APC1989 - 2000
Associate attorneyBall, Hunt, Hart, Brown & Baerwitz1987 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
St. Thomas More Catholic ChurchMember2012 - Present
American Civil War SocietyMember, 71st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment2012 - Present
Beckman High School Boys LacrosseVice-President2010 - Present
Pioneer Lacrosse ClubPresident2008 - 2010
Civil War TrustMember1997 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1988 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
The Nature ConservancyMember1985 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Krug v. Krug, et al.$3.2 million verdict for client
Retirement Community Settled Trademark LawsuitConfidential Settlement on Favorable Terms
Action Sports BattleExtremely favorable settlement allowing our client to continue using its valuable tardemarks without interference
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Publication nameTitleDate
IPLawyerEsq BlogLindsay Lohan Sues to Protect Right of Publicity2014
IP Update Legal e-NewsletterBeastie Boys Are No Monsters2014
IP Update Legal e-NewsletterHow Long Is Too Long to Wait Before Enforcing a Copyright?2014
IP Lawyer Esq BlogCanada Takes Spam Seriously2014
IPlawyerEsq BlogIf you're not a Redskins fan, why should you care what they call the team?2014
IPLawyerEsq BlogWhat the Supreme Court’s Aereo decision means to you2014
IP Lawyer Esq BlogCopyright Infringement Can Get Expensive2013
IP Lawyer Esq BlogDo’s and Don’ts of Trademark Selection – Part 12013
IP Lawyer EsqDo’s and Don’ts of Trademark Selection – Part 22013
The IP Law Minute/YouTubeSupreme Court Overturns Video Game Law2011
The IP Law Minute - YouTubeAgenda Show 2011 Comes to Anaheim2011
The IP Law Minute - YouTubeThe Bratz Case Heats Up2011
IP Law Minute - YouTubeShuttle Photo Sparks Copyright Debate2011
The IP Law Minute - YouTubeAflac Fires Gottfried as Duck Voice2011
The IP Law Minute - YouTubeWarner Bros. Settles Tattoo Copyright Case2011
Orange County LawyerHow Long wil my Copyright Last?2008
OC MetroProtect Your IP with Good Planning2007
Daily JournalProtecting IP Requires More than Just Registration2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Kent, Canterbury, EnglandN/AN/A1983
University of Southern CaliforniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OCMA Lunch & LearnWeb Sites Gone Wild2013
Hart | King Client WebinarPublic Performance of Copyrighted Works2013
AGENDA - San DiegoIntellectual Property Roundtable2012
IP Law WebinarMarketing Disasters - An IP Law Perspective2011
INTA RoundtableInternet Privacy and Social Media2011
How to Avoid Marketing DisastersProper Use of IP in Marketing2011
Hart, King & Coldren WebinarListen & Learn Series - Interview with ASR's Andy Tompkins2010
Action Sports Retailers ShowMarketing & The Law - Avoiding Common Legal Pitfalls2010
ASR ExpoDealing with Intellectual Property Issues Before They Deal with You2009
Action Sports Retailers ShowTaking your Brand to the Next Level2009
Action Sports Retailers ShowBrand Enforcement Strategies for the Good TImes and the Bad2009
San Diego Comic-Con InternationalCopyrights, Comic Books and Other Forms of IP2005