Jonathan Pink is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois, a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, and National co-chair of the firm’s Entertainment, Media & Sports Practice.
Mr. Pink is a nationally recognized copyright, trademark, patent and business litigator who represents high profile clients in the entertainment, advertising, fashion, automotive, licensing, media, and merchandising industries. He was the 2015 recipient of the IP Vanguard Award, the highest distinction awarded by the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar.
His clients have included companies such as BMG Rights Management, Pioneer Electronics, Viacom, CBS Outdoor, Sephora USA, Tilly’s, San Diego State University, Intercam Casa de Bola, McLeod Industries, Hurst Shifters, LA Choppers, Baron Custom Accessories, Sugar Bowl Bakery, Trophy Depot, and SA Recycling.
He also has litigated on behalf of artists, creators and athletes such as Troy Palamalu, Henry Rollins, Bun E. Carlos, Ben Vereen, Kim Deal, The Descendents, Husker Du, the dBs, ALL, The Black Eyed Peas, and most members of the band, Black Flag.
Mr. Pink has litigated scores of copyright and trademark infringement cases as well as numerous matters involving rights of privacy and publicity, trade secrets, patents, breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud and other business torts.
He is routinely called upon in high-profile cases, and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in well over 100 intellectual property actions, some of which are listed below.
As the key outside counsel to many middle-market companies, he does more than solve legal issues. Mr. Pink invests in his clients, takes ownership of their pressing issues, and finds solutions to fit their business and legal needs.
Mr. Pink provides powerful and strategic legal and business representation to a wide array of individuals, globally recognized corporations, icons of American industry, Fortune 1000 and emerging growth companies.
He successfully defended one of the most well respected bands in the history of pop music, and has represented some of the biggest names in Rock and Roll. He regularly serves as lead counsel for major, international entertainment corporations, entertainers, actors, artists, retailers and manufacturers, providing thoughtful leadership, strong legal arguments and dynamic trial strategy.
He was lead attorney in several seminal trademark and copyright lawsuits, resulting in decisive victories for his clients. He has similarly achieved impressive results in complex patent infringement, misappropriation of name and likeness (rights of publicity), misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and unfair competition matters. He excels at obtaining impressive and important results for his clients in state and federal court.
Mr. Pink’s clients include globally recognized recording artists, media corporations, Internet companies, visual and performing artists, music publishers, record labels, writers, directors, motion picture producers, clothing retailers, motorcycle and automotive aftermarket manufacturers, a publicly traded, multi-national outdoor advertising conglomerate, and a broad spectrum of content creators.
He is an associate member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS), and an occasional associate professor of law. Mr. Pink is committed to creativity, innovation and collaboration.
- Southwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1995
- University of California, Los Angeles, Master of Fine Arts, School of Motion Picture and Television, 1988
- University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts in English, 1983
Admissions : State Bar Admissions, California
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