Jonathan Pink — Entertainment, Internet and New Media Partner at Lewis Brisbois, LLP Rotating Header Image


Representative Experience

  • Obtained extremely favorable and highly desirable settlement as client’s lead defense counsel in multi-district patent infringement action brought by world-renown mattress manufacturer
  • Successfully defended Italian based, multi-national corporation in software-centric, international copyright infringement dispute
  • Represent world-renown motion picture, television and theater entertainer in claim for misappropriation of name and likeness arising out of internet advertising campaign
  • Represented Sephora USA in suit brought by Sophia Loren and the estate of Marilyn Monroe in claim for misappropriation of name and likeness
  • Served as lead defense counsel in seminal intellectual property case invalidating as unconstitutional Section 511(a) of the United States Copyright Act.  ( Marketing Information Masters v. The Board of Trustees of the California State University System , (2008) ___F.Supp.2d ___2008 WL 2043289 (SOCAL 2008))
  • Litigated international trademark dispute for major snack food manufacturing company that resulted in client gaining all U.S. (and many foreign) rights to contested mark
  • Arbitrated international misappropriation of trade secrets dispute between oil re-refining companies located in India and the United States
  • Represented motion picture producer in defending copyright claim regarding feature film released by Lions Gate Entertainment in Fall 2007
  • Prevailed in defense of $10,000,000 claim for beach of contract and obtained award of $623,000 in attorneys fees in software distribution dispute in Northern District of California
  • Southern California counsel for publicly traded, multi-national media conglomerate in issues related to outdoor advertising
  • Defended trademark infringement action involving the Oscar in claim brought by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences against world’s largest statuette manufacturer
  • Litigated multi-million dollar catalogue copyright dispute between mail order companies in Eastern District of New York
  • Defended textile designers in copyright infringement suits in Central District of California and Southern District of New York
  • Defended national infomercial production company in claims for breach of contract, right of publicity, copyright infringement and trademark infringement
  • Defended Oregon-based manufacturer of aeronautic navigational components in trademark infringement action involving meta data, hidden text and the initial interest confusion doctrine
  • Outside general counsel to Orange County designer and manufacturer of high-end motorcycle and automotive aftermarket goods
  • Represented a motion picture producer in contract negotiations for purchase of movie and television rights to a Newberry Award winning novel
  • Successfully defended $2M breach of contract and intellectual property dispute brought by publicly traded manufacturer of cell phone technology, and prevailed on $4M counterclaim for fraud and breach of contract

Civic Involvement and Distinctions

  • Named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
  • Co-Chair Internet and New Media Team, Bryan Cave, LLP
  • Former Vice-Chair Intellectual Property Group, Lewis Brisbois, LLP


  • “Britain Asks Schwarzenegger to Close Website” IP Frontline, October 2009
  • “Blogging: Benefits, Barriers and Bombshells” New Matter, IP Quarterly, January 2009
  • “Copyright Quake Hits California: the Fall of the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act” New Matter, IP Quarterly, July 2008)
  • “Understanding ‘Best Efforts’” California Lawyer, January 2008
  • “Teeing Up A Motion For Attorneys Fees” IP Frontline, October 2007
  • “Flooding the Engine: When Search Engine Optimization Crosses Into Illegality” California Lawyer, June 2006
  • “Who Wants to Be an IP Attorney? ( A Trademark Primer)” California Lawyer, October 2005
  • “Confusion Over the Initial Interest Confusion Doctrine” IP Frontline, July 2005
  • “Questioning Depositions” California Lawyer, March 2004
  • “Copyright Myths Debunked” California Lawyer, May 2003
  • “Moral Rights: A Copyright Conflict Between the United States and Canada” 1 SW. J of L. & Trade Am 171 (1994)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Key Words & Ad Words Uses and Disputes” presentation at California State Bar’s 34th Annual Intellectual Property and The Internet Conference, December 2008
  • “Blogging: Benefits, Barriers and Bombshells” featured presentation at the California State Bar’s 33rd Annual Intellectual Property Institute, November 2008
  • “When Ethics Cross the Line Into Illegality: Spamming and Search Engine Optimization” California State Bar, Intellectual Property Section Conference: “The Trademark Office Comes to California”, April 2006
  • KPBS “These Days” — Searching the Internet Panel Discussion, March 2005
  • “Searching the Internet: Who’s Watching?” San Diego Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, November 2005
  • “I’m So Confused: The Initial Interest Confusion Doctrine,” State Bar of California’s Annual Education Institute, January 2005
  • ESPN Morning Show “Cold Pizza”, February 2004

Professional Affiliations

  • Standing Committee on Trademark, State Bar of California
  • Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas Alumni Association – President, 2004 to Present
  • Los Angeles Copyright Society
  • UC Irvine, School of the Arts, Dean’s Leadership Counsel, 2009 – Present
  • Advisory Board, Southwestern Journal of International Law, 2009 – Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association

Civic Involvement
Prior to entering law school, Mr. Pink was a syndicated cartoonist and screenwriter.  During law school, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade, 1994-1995. He currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Southwestern International Law Journal.
Jonathan Pink is a business lawyer with a specialty in copyright, patent and trademark litigation. His clients include many of the biggest names in the automotive and motorcycle aftermarket parts industries, and one of world’s largest media companies. He has extensive experience in a wide range of intellectual property and commercial disputes including breach of contract, fraud, and the misappropriation of trade secrets. He can be reached at 949.223.7173, or at, and his full profile can be viewed at



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