Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice Group
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University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1988
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1985
Shari Wollman is a partner in the Los Angeles office and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property practice. She focuses on intellectual property, entertainment, antitrust and media litigation, and represents leading computer and multimedia software publishers, computer games publishers, television stations and networks, motion picture studios, apparel manufacturers, telecommunications companies, patent holders, and numerous celebrities. She litigates copyright, trademark and patent infringement actions, trade secrets claims, defamation, First Amendment and right of publicity actions, internet and domain name disputes, cyberpiracy and piracy actions, antitrust and contract claims.
Ms. Wollman counsels clients with respect to intellectual property issues, brand and portfolio management, supervises the prosecution of trademark applications, and represents clients in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and internet dispute resolution proceedings. She has enforced copyrights in fictional characters, communications and computer software and published works, and has protected trademarks for a wide range of domestic and international industries and celebrities. She has obtained numerous injunctions, seizure orders and pre-judgment asset freezes, and has coordinated multi-site raids with law enforcement officials to seize counterfeit merchandise, including computer software and hardware, videocassettes, computer games, apparel and jewelry.
Ms. Wollman also practices antitrust law, and has defended clients in lawsuits and class actions involving the Sherman, Clayton and Cartwright Acts.
Top Intellectual Property Attorneys in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Business Journal, October 2012.
Highest "AV Preeminent (5 out of 5)" Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Entertainment Law & Finance Newsletter, "Expected Impact Of Supreme Court First-Sale Ruling" (regarding impact of U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, 133 S. Ct. 1351 (2013)), May 1, 2013.
Corporate Counsel, "Next Moves for IP Law After SCOTUS First-Sale Ruling" (same), March 25, 2013.
IP LAW 360, "Piracy Legislation To Resurface In Obama's 2nd Term, Attys Say," November 6, 2012.
Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Daily, "Software Programmer Is Employee Even With Gaps in Receipts of Regular Salary," July 10, 2012.
Admitted to practice in California, including the United States District Court, Central, Northern, Southern Districts of California and the District of North Dakota; and the United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit.
Member, International Trademark Association (INTA).
Member, Entertainment and Intellectual Property Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Member, State Bar of California, Antitrust & Unfair Competition, Intellectual Property and Litigation Sections.
Certified mediator specializing in intellectual property and entertainment matters.
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