Brian P. Kinder is managing partner of The Kinder Law Group, APC. He specializes in Intellectual Property ("IP") and is one of only a handful of Southern California attorneys who have been honored as Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars in this area of the law. For more than a decade, he has helped his clients to develop and protect their valuable IP rights throughout the world and is well-versed in both domestic and international patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising and franchise laws.
On the development side of his practice (i.e., transactional work), Mr. Kinder focuses on assisting clients in safely promoting and selling their products and services across the globe. He oversees and counsels clients on trademark clearance searches as well as the preparation and filing of patent, trademark and copyright applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (U.S.P.T.O.) and Copyright Office. Over the course of his career, Mr. Kinder has not only handled broad domestic trademark registration portfolios, but has also been involved with some of the largest brand campaigns in the world - spanning more than 120 countries across the globe. Mr. Kinder regularly drafts and negotiates license agreements, work for hire agreements, athlete endorsements, model releases, web site use policies, and trade secret protection policies and procedures.
On the protection side of his practice (i.e., litigation), Mr. Kinder has extensive experience in successfully defending and prosecuting disputes before various federal and state courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (T.T.A.B.) in Washington, D.C., and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Throughout numerous patent, trademark and copyright infringement cases, false advertising and unfair competition claims, misappropriation of trade secrets, and franchise disputes, Mr. Kinder has employed the effective use of discovery and motion practice to identify the strengths of his client's case while simultaneously exposing the weaknesses of his opposition. These tactics have, in most instances, allowed Mr. Kinder to successfully negotiate settlement agreements for his clients without the time and expense of a full trial. In those instances where trial is necessary, however, Mr. Kinder is a skilled trial lawyer who has obtained millions of dollars in arbitration awards and jury verdicts. Recently, as lead trial counsel in a nearly month-long jury trial, Mr. Kinder earned a place among an exceedingly rare category of attorneys who have obtained punitive damage awards in franchise cases.