Konrad Gatien

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Konrad is a partner of the Firm, and co-chair of the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group.

Konrad is involved in all aspects of brand creation, promotion and protection, assisting clients in the selection and adoption of brand names, securing copyrights and trademarks worldwide, and running specialized global enforcement programs.

Konrad has been featured in the following publications and speaking engagements:

  • Speaker, Brand Strategy and Content Protection, San Fernando Valley Bar Association (Nov. 2013);
  • Moderator, Protecting Content Through Branding, Beverly Hills Bar Assoc. (Sept. 2012);
  • Speaker, How to Protect Your Brand, Thomson Reuters webinar (Feb. 2012);
  • Author, Pain Is Temporary, Film Is Forever: Copyright Extension Through Branding, Thomson Reuters (Feb. 2012);
  • Author, Fan Web Sites and Copyright Enforcement, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, 20th Annual Entertainment Law Issue (May 2004);
  • Author, Internet Killed the Video Star: How In-House Internet Distribution of Home Video Will Affect Profit Participants, Fordham University School of Law, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal (Spring 2003);
  • Author, How Encryption and National Security will Affect the Future of Digital Film Distribution, Southwestern University Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas (Fall 2001).

Konrad’s work has been cited in The Trademark Reporter; Wright & Miller: Federal Practice and Procedure; Washington Law Review; Berkeley Technology Law Journal; Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal; and the Entertainment Law Reporter.

Konrad received his B.A. from University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts; his M.A. from University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts; and his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law.  He is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

practice & experience

  • Acting as lead litigation attorney for some of the world’s most recognized brands in matters involving copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, trade dress infringement, and right of publicity violations.
  • Obtaining eight-figure judgments and mid-seven figure settlements of intellectual property disputes.
  • Overseeing the registration of more than 2000 trademarks worldwide for clients in the apparel, entertainment, fitness, hospitality, new media, and technology industries.
  • Securing temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunction orders, and multi-jurisdictional seizure orders involving counterfeit goods.
  • Obtaining maximum statutory damages in matters involving trademark infringement and cyberpiracy.
  • Recovering domain names for leading brands and celebrities.