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.
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.
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.
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 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.