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Bernard R. Gans
  • Business Law, Intellectual Property, Patents ...
  • California
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Summary

I have over 40 years of Business, Patents, Intellectual Property, and Trademark law experience. Recognized as a top California intellectual property attorney, I represent a vast array of industries with their legal matters and disputes.

I am committed to aggressive and efficient representation focused on my clients' needs and goals. With a proven track record of success, I have the experience, knowledge and skill to deliver results.

Visit my website to see representative cases, and call to arrange a consultation.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Current
Education
University of California - Santa Barbara
B.S.M.E.
Honors: with honors
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University of California - Los Angeles
J.D. (1973)
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Professional Associations
Century City Bar Association
Member
Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member
Current
Activities: Parallel Imports Task Force 1989-1992
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Chair, Trademark Division, Intellectual Property Law Section 1991-1992; Chair, Parallel Imports Subcommittee, Intellectual Property Law Section 1986-1991; Chair, State Trademarks Committee, Intellectual Property Law Section 1988-1991; Industrial Design Committee, Intellectual Property Law Section 1987-1988; International Copyright Treaties and Laws, Intellectual Property Law Section 1988-1989; Unfair Competition-Trade Identity Committee, Intellectual Property Law Section 1988-1989; Trademark Office Affairs Committee, Intellectual Property Law Section 1992-1994; Unfair Competition-Trade Identity Committee, Intellectual Property Law Section 1994-1995
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International Trademark Association
Member
Current
Activities: Parallel Imports Task Force, 1989-1992
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Los Angeles Patent Law Association
Member
Current
Activities: Board of Directors 1979-1981
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Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter
Member
Current
Activities: Co-chair of Intellectual Property Committee 1996-1997
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Hey, Isn't That So-and-So? Pushing the Limits of California's Right of Privacy
Los Angeles Lawyer
Lawsuits of the Rich and Famous: Stars Exert Right of Publicity
American Advertising
Pac-Man Gobbles Up K.C. Munchkin in the Seventh Circuit
Journal of the Century
Protection Against Infringing Imports
The Lightbulb
Selecting a Corporate Name
Century City Bar Newsletter
IP Frontline: Why Early Trademark Filing Is Crucial In China
The Inherency of the Patent Right to Have Made
Daily Journal
Speaking Engagements
International Trademark Association (INTA): Managing Global Enforcement Matters
"State Antidilution Statutes: Are They Worth the Cost?" ABA Annual Meeting, August 10, 1991
"Intellectual Property and Medical Staff," American Bar Association Division for Professional Education, National Institute on Medical Staff Law Update, November 11-12, 1989
"Parallel Imports," Licensing Executives Society Mexico, Mexico City, January 28, 1991
"Use of U.S. Patent, Trademark and Copyright Rights to Prevent the Importation of Gray Market Imports," American Intellectual Property Law Association, May 2, 1991
"Intellectual Property and the Medical Staff," National Health Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, September 28, 1991
"Inter Partes Trademark Proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office," Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, November 5, 1991
"Ten Important Things to Know When Conducting Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations," American Bar Association, Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, Los Angeles, California, Annual Spring CLE Program, March 30, 1992
"The Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988: 5 Years Later," American Intellectual Property Law Association, Mid-Winter Meeting, Rancho Mirage California January 26-29, 1993
"Trademark Dilution," American Bar Association, Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, Annual Spring CLE Program, Palm Springs, California, April 5-6
"Trademark Cases in the Courts," American Bar Association—Section of Intellectual Property Law, Annual Spring CLE Program, April 11-12, 1995, 1996, Washington, D.C.
"The Trademark Year in Review," Orange County Patent Law Association, Annual Weekend Seminar, Rancho Santa Fe, California, April 27, 1996
Contact & Map
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
USA
Telephone: (310) 201-3574
Fax: (310) 203-0567