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Imran Vakil handles a wide variety of intellectual property and corporate matters.  Having been attorney of record in over two hundred state and federal cases, TTAB actions, and other matters, he has a great expertise is in litigation of trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, patents, unfair competition and commercial disputes.  With a near perfect win-loss record, Imran has successfully generated tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.


In addition to his litigation practice, Imran also regularly advises clients on their rights related to the protection, management, and associated licensing of brand names, packaging designs, literary works, paintings and drawings, audio-visual media, software, confidential and proprietary business information, and inventions.  On the transactional side of his practice, Imran has prosecuted of numerous trademarks, copyrights, patents, license agreements, assignment agreements, and developed creative solutions for clients with unique needs.


Prior to practicing law, Imran spent nearly a decade working as a consultant for a number of industries, including electronics manufacturing, clothing manufacturing and distribution, real estate, and others.  Accordingly, he has a unique “feet-on-the-ground” perspective when advising clients on such matters as the creation of start-up companies, negotiating with international suppliers and government regulators, multi-national expansion, pitfalls in global sourcing, intellectual property valuations, and strategic alliances.


Imran holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from USC, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.  Imran has been consecutively selected to the California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list, an honor given to only the top 2.5% of intellectual property lawyers in Southern California under forty years old.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Copyright: 30%
  2. Trademark: 30%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Patent Infringement: 10%
  5. Intellectual Property: 10%



Contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Nexio, PC

245 Fischer Avenue
Suite C3
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars listSuper Lawyers2016
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars listSuperLawyers2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rated "Superb" AttorneyAVVO2014
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars listSuperLawyers2014
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars listSuperLawyers2013
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars listSuperLawyers2012
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars listSuperLawyers2011
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars listSuperLawyers2010
Rated "Excellent" AttorneyAVVO2009
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars listSuperLawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyNexio, PC2014 - Present
Of CounselOne LLP (formerly Turner Green LLP)2009 - 2014
AttorneyHankin Patent Law, A Professional Corporation2007 - 2009
N/AOrange County District Attorney2006 - 2006
N/APublic Law Center2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2009 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
The Indus EntrepreneursMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember Intellectual Property Division2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2009
Federal Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2009
Development in LiteracyMember2000 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Ltd. v. La Paradise, Inc. et alSettled
Mophie Inc v. Ishrat Surani et alSettled
Ventura Content Ltd v. Gotys Productions Inc et alSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pak-LinkI.P. Corner2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Pepperdine UniversityFinanceMBAN/A
University of Southern CaliforniaMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Branding and Trademark LawTrademark Law2009