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Michael Machat

Trademark application Attorney at West Hollywood, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 38 years
    California - CA 40 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Michael Machat is one of the few private attorneys that has taken a case to the U.S. Supreme Court and won.  His practice covers all aspects of trademark law from the selection and filing of trademarks to fighting all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to protect his clients' rights.

Mr. Machat represents various types of clients, including start ups, artists, entrepreneurs, wealthy businessmen and even other lawyers.   In addition to working on transactional matters, he has tried numerous jury trial cases to verdict, most recently winning over $700,000 representing a client suing for trademark infringement.  

Mr. Machat enjoys challenges and has had great success taking on large billion dollar companies, foreign governments, and even state governments who have been represented by larger law-firms.   He took one client's case to the US Supreme Court, won a 9-0 decision and changed the law, establishing fair use as a viable defense in trademark infringement cases.  

Mr. Machat has obtained various Six and Seven Figure Confidential Settlements representing clients up against Fortune 500 companies.

He has taken on cases that other lawyers passed on, finding value and obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars, and even millions, for hiis clients in the process.

As an entreprenuer, he owns some valuable beverage trademarks and has personal experience growing a business.  

In one of his most intriguing cases, he successfully represented a former holocaust survivor who was sued by the Federal Government of Germany for fraud, won that case and then successfully won a follow up case chasing the money the client was cheated out of by unrelated individuals.   Mr. Machat has experience as a criminal defense lawyer and as a music lawyer representing artists, writers, music publishers, record companies, promotors, etc.  He brings a creative flair to the practice of law, and when appropriate, uses novel ideas to help his clients.

Mr. Machat's practice covers all aspects of trademark law from the selection and filing of trademarks to fighting all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to protect his clients' rights.  Machat & Associates, PC covers: Trademark Filing; Trademark Litigation; Music and Copyright contract negotiation and litigation; Business Startups and litigation;Wine and Spirit law advice and litigation; Corporation formation and selection of legal entity; General Corporate matters; Copyrights and contract litigation and more.

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Location

Machat & Associates, P.C.
8730 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 250
West Hollywood, CA, 90069

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Reviews

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Posted by Roger | June 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Michael Machat is a great Lawyer
I have known Michael Machat for over a decade. We consider him a "Great" Lawyer for multitudes of reasons. Besides being a sincere and warm professional, Michaels experience, attention to detail, expertise and guidance is something he brings to our universe . There are many Legal Professionals to choose from, We chose Michael Machat . In our eyes, He is one of the Best.
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Posted by Sammy Moir | May 18, 2022
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Personal attention and clarity
Michael has helped me greatly with many of my ventures over the years. His knowledge and experience have been second to none. The personal attention I receive always makes me feel that I'm his first priority. Navigating the trademark landscape is painless with Michael on my side.
Posted by Donald | November 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Trademark Service
Michael provided the full spectrum of handling my trademark & intellectual property. He took my company's brand and went from trademark files to final ® Registered Trademark approval. He provided great insight on what to trademark, what was trademarkable and the most effective and cost effective ways to achieve my goals. You could not ask for a better trademark attorney to work with.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 600-750 per hour
  • Contingency 35%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Director
  • Machat & Associates, PC.
  • 1983 - Present

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Talent Mobile Development, Inc. v. Headios Group, et al
  • Jury Verdict in favor of client, Talent Mobile for $710,261 -- largest trademark jury verdict in CA in 2018
  • KP Permanent Make-Up v. Lasting Impression, 543 U.S. 111, 125 S.Ct. 542 (2004)
  • Won 9-0
  • Federal Republic of Germany v Albert Sendrey, Case No. BC124144 filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Jury Verdict in favor of client, Albert Sendrey

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 1983 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Largest Trademark Verdict in California
  • TopVerdict
  • 2018
  • Top 100
  • TopVerdict
  • 2018
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Duke University
  • 1980
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Fair Use Defense
  • 2005
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Fair Use Defense
  • 2005
  • American Bar Association Foundation
  • Fair Use Defense
  • 2005
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West Hollywood Trademark application Lawyer Michael Machat
Michael Machat
Trademark application Attorney
West Hollywood, CA
Licensed for 40 years