Michael P. Martin
Michael Martin specializes in business, entertainment and intellectual property law. He manages worldwide trademark portfolios for a variety of clients across a wide range of industries, including entertainment, music, apparel and beverages, among others. On behalf of his clients, Mr. Martin has devised and implemented trademark procurement programs in the United States and internationally provided representation, policing, enforcement and litigation involving issues of trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation and licensing matters.
Mr. Martin counsels his clients on complex intellectual property questions and advises on issues such as evaluating trademarks for selection, filing and procurement in the United States and abroad, maintaining, policing and enforcing trademark portfolios and licensing programs. Mr. Martin also handles all aspects of trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He counsels and advises clients on appropriate markings and copyright protection, securing and licensing, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He counsels entertainment personalities and companies in establishing and maintaining their intellectual property rights and performs due diligence work on intellectual property-related aspects of business transactions. He negotiates and drafts business and entertainment agreements, assignments, licenses and other commercial agreements that safeguard his clients’ business and legal interests. He also has extensive litigation experience in the areas of trademark, copyright, trade dress infringement, unfair competition, trademark dilution, rights of privacy and trademark, and related litigation in both federal and state courts.
Mr. Martin is also regularly called upon to represent his clients’ business and intellectual property interests around the world. His clients include companies based in the United Kingdom, Australia, the EU, China, Japan and South America, who have retained him to represent their interests in the United States, as well as representing U.S. -based companies with business operations throughout the world. Consequently, Mr. Martin has developed extensive contacts with intellectual property firms all around the world.
Mr. Martin’s expertise enables him to identify, protect and defend his clients’ rights with regard to copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent and trade secret issues for a broad range of businesses.
“Named to the Top Young Lawyers Rising Stars List of Intellectual Property Attorneys By Los Angeles Magazine in 2009, 2010 and 2011.”
"Named a Top Rated Attorney in 2020, 2021, 2022 as seen on Avvo.com and named America's
Most Honored Lawyers realized by the Top 5% of Lawyers in 2020, 2021 and 2022."
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