Monday, November 19, 2012

Andy Coombs Quoted in BNA Article Regarding Proposed Dot-com Registry Agreement

March 28, 2012-  Andy Coombs, as an active participant in IP-related efforts at ICANN, quoted on the issue of ICANN's continued inefficiencies regarding the WHOIS registry and the implications for rights owners without added rights protection mechanisms.
Bivins, Amy.  "Proposed Dot-com Registry Agreement Raises Concerns for Industry Stakeholders."  Electonirc Commerice & Law Report.  2012 The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
Firm Successfully Defends Motion to Dismiss Batmobile Infringement Case

January 26, 2012-  United States District Judge Ronald S.W. Lew denies Motion to Dismiss filed by unlicensed, "replica" Batmobile vehicles, "kits" and accessories promoter.  Judge Lew rejected Defendant's argument that "the Batmobile and all its variations are not
copyrightable objects as a matter of law."  DC Comics v. Towle, Case No. CV 11-3934 RSWL (OPx), ORDER re: Defendant Mark Towle's Motion to Dismiss Claim of Copyright Infringement Pursuant to FRCP 12(b)(6), Docket No. 22 (C.D. Cal. January 26, 2012).
See also Gardner, Eriq.  "Judge Declares Batmobile is Subject to Copyright."  The Hollywood Reporter.  31 January 2012
Firm Named on "Taking it Outside: Who Represents America's Biggest Companies" List's research into the law firms used by the Fortune 100 in 2008 included numerous mentions of the Firm for intellectual property matters.
Andy Coombs Selected as a 2012 Southern California Super Lawyer

January 23, 2012-  Super Lawyers selects Andy Coombs as a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2012.
Andy Coombs Named on World Trademark Review 1000 List of "The World's Leading Trademark Professionals"  and as Recommended Expert

The World Trademark Review 1000 recognizes Andy Coombs as a top trademark professional and for intellectual property litigation in California.
"'Superb lawyer' Andy Coombs at J Andrews Coombs is renowned as “an anti-counterfeiting expert”. The focal point of his practice is plaintiff-side litigation for several major brand holders; he further assists clients in developing effective enforcement and anti-counterfeiting programmes."
Andy Coombs Recognized Among the Daily Journal's "75 Leading IP Litigators"

April 6, 2011-  Andy Coombs is named by the Daily Journal as one of the "75 Leading IP Litigators" for the firm's handling of several high profile and cutting edge anti-piracy matters on behalf of studios and brand owners.

Andy Coombs Profiled in the Daily Journal's Article "One Lawyer Does Hollywood's Dirty Work"

January 19, 2011-  The Daily Journal publishes "One Lawyer Does Hollywood's Dirty Work," a profile of Coombs and his practice.

Andy Coombs Named Among the Daily Journal's Top IP Attorneys

April 7, 2010-  Andy Coombs is recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the "75 Leading IP Litigators."

Judgment and Permanent Injunction Entered in Rare Case of Contributory Infringement

March 19, 2010-  After issuing its order "Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' Post-Trial Motions; Granting Plainitff's Motion for a Permanent Injunction" Judge Ware in the Northern District of California entered Judgment in favor of the firm's client for $21,600,000 in damages and an injunction on Plaintiff's claims of contributory copyright and trademark infringement.

Firm Files In Rem Action To Recover 66 Infringing Domain Names

January 28, 2010-  Firm files case under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act to recover 66 domain names of websites engaged in trademark infringement.

Siemers, Erik.  "Nike aims to squash cybersquatters."  Portland Business Journal.  12 March 2010.

Firm Featured in Top Plaintiff Verdicts of 2009 by the Daily Journal

January 27, 2010-  Firm featured in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal piece on the Top Plaintiff Verdicts of 2009. 
The Reporter Lists Firm's Jury Verdict as Fifth Largest in California for 2009

December 22, 2009-  Firm's $32,400,000 Verdict listed as fifth largest in California for 2009 by The Reporter as reported by VerdictSearch.
Firm Featured in Article in The National Law Journal

Baldas, Tresa.  "Add knockoff handbags to Web hosts' woes."  The National Law Journal.  28 September 2009.

Firm Secures $32,400,000 Jury Verdict On Claims of Contributory Infringement

August 28, 2009-  Jury verdict entered in the amount of $32,400,000 in damages in landmark contributory copyright and trademark infringement action against web hosts and their owner in San Jose, California.