Anticounterfeiting & Seizure

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie has substantial experience in advising clients on anticounterfeiting practices and strategies, including approaches utilizing copyright law in addition to trademark law as a second tool to combat counterfeiting, using sophisticated image-matching software to identify online infringements, and other progressive approaches.  We also are experienced in advising clients on secondary liability issues.

Our Las Vegas practice has substantial experience in utilizing temporary restraining orders and seizures to combat anticounterfeiting and infringement at international trade shows, such as CES, SEMA, MAGIC, and WSA.  We have an established procedure for efficient and effective trade show enforcement, from pre-show planning and investigation through the trade show and the post-show litigation.  We are well versed in the strategic decisions and logistics planning involved in obtaining relief and carrying out a seizure, including addressing jurisdiction, posting bonds, scheduling of U.S. Marshals, working with trade show management, coordinating forensic specialists, and the like.

Intellectual Property

Emily A. Bayton
Emily A. Bayton
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Denver, Phoenix
ebayton@​lrrc.com
303.628.9568 / vCard
Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
ahasan@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
G. Warren Bleeker
G. Warren Bleeker
Partner
Los Angeles
wbleeker@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Joshua T. Chu
Joshua T. Chu
Partner
Los Angeles, Irvine
jchu@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
David A. Dillard
David A. Dillard
Partner
Los Angeles
ddillard@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. MacDermott
Michael J. MacDermott
Partner
Los Angeles
mmacdermott@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. McCue
Michael J. McCue
Partner
Las Vegas, Silicon Valley
mmccue@​lrrc.com
702.949.8224 / vCard
Shane E. Olafson
Shane E. Olafson
Partner
Phoenix
solafson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5327 / vCard
Anne Aikman-Scalese
Anne Aikman-Scalese
Of Counsel
Tucson
aaikman@​lrrc.com
520.629.4428 / vCard
Edward R. Schwartz
Edward R. Schwartz
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
eschwartz@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson
Associate
Los Angeles
dwilson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard

Representative cases include:

  • Obtained TROs and seizure orders in action involving infringing designs of athletic footwear during the World Shoe Association trade show. NIKE, Inc. et al v. QiLoo International Limited, 2:12-cv-00223 (D. Nev. 2012); NIKE, Inc. v. Romeo & Juliette, Inc., 2:06-cv-00323 (D. Nev. 2007); Nike, Inc. v. Meitac Intl. Enter. Co. Ltd., 2:06-cv-01389 (D. Nev. 2007); Nike, Inc. v. Air-Max Import & Export, Inc., 2:06-cv-00169 (D. Nev. 2006)

  • Obtained TRO and preliminary injunction against company infringing utility patents for furniture. Lifetime Products, Inc. v. Ningbo Wanxiang Plastics Products Co., Ltd., 2:10-cv-01166 (D. Nev. 2010)

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Key Contacts

Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
626.795.9900
Emily A. Bayton
Emily A. Bayton
Practice Group Leader, Partner
303.628.9568