Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Supnik, Paul D. ADR Program Office, 213-894-299308/20/2013



Name:Supnik, Paul D.
Address:9401 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1250, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles
E-Mail Address:
California State Bar Number:52842
Firm Name:Law Office of Paul D. Supnik
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Copyright/Trademark
Experience:40 years practicing primarily in trademark and copyright litigation; domestic and international trademark prosecution; Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Proceedings; entertainment transactional and litigation matters
Work History for the Past Five Years: Law Office of Paul D. Supnik; of counsel to Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham LLP
Education:UC Hastings College of Law, J.D. 1971
UCLA, B.S. 1968
Dispute Resolution Training:U.S. District Court Mediation Training 2013
Dispute Resolution Experience:Intellectual property litigation as attorney; IFTA Arbitrator
Professional Licenses:California bar
Professional Memberships:Los Angeles Copyright Society (President 2001-02); Copyright Society of the USA; International Trademark Association (previously served on the Editorial Board, The Trademark Report, and on the Enforcement Committee); Los Angeles County Bar Association, Entertainment and Intellectual Property Section (Chair 1979-80), International Law Section (Chair 2002-03), Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board (Chair, 1997-98); State Bar International Law Section, Executive Committee (2005-08); Beverly Hills Bar Association, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Other:IFTA International Arbitration Tribunal; Adjunct Associate Professor, Southwestern Law School (2008-11, Advanced Copyright Seminar); Author: Chapter in Proof in Competitive Business Litigation, "Copyright Infringement," CEB 1993; "The Bell and Howell: Mamiya Case -- Where Now Parallel Imports," in The Trademark Reporter (1984); "Designations of Source--Are they necessary to support Entertainment Industry Merchandising Rights?" Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal (1986); Co-edited: Enforcement of Copyright and Related Rights Affecting the Music Industry, IAEL 1993 (worldwide survey of reports presented at the meeting of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers at MIDEM 1993).
Reported decisions:

Brewer v. Hustler Magazine Inc., 749 F.2d 527 (9th Cir. 1984)
Poe v. Missing Persons, 745 F. 2d 1238 (9th Cir. 1984).
In re Miracle Tuesday, 695 F.3d 1339, 104 USPQ 2d 1330 (Fed. Cir. 2012)
America's Best Franchising, Inc. v. Roger Abbott, 106 U.S.P.Q.2d 1540 (TTAB Mar. 20, 2013)

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