Michael J. Hoisington’s practice is primarily focused on trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation, Internet related contracts and domain disputes, privacy law compliance and entertainment law.
Michael has a diverse trademark practice in industries ranging from entertainment, to technology, to fashion, to food and beer. He has a special connection with the music industry, especially guitar, amplifier and effects companies.
Michael spent 15 years in the electronics field, working as an electronics technician in the aviation industry, the music industry, television broadcast industry, and the US Air Force. He earned a General Class license from the Federal Communications Commission, a television broadcast technologist certificate, and was a certified FAA avionics repairman.
He served in the Air Force as an avionics technician, graduating in the top 10% of his Air Force electronics training class. While in the Air Force, Michael maintained avionics communications systems on board B-52 and KC-135 aircraft.
As a practicing musician, Michael is uniquely qualified to handle entertainment law issues and advises clients in the music, TV/film and content creation industries regarding their intellectual property, business strategy and contracts and provides general industry counseling.
Michael has toured the United States and Canada playing guitar and singing for a rock band. He still performs as a singer/songwriter around San Diego. He is long-time member of the San Diego Songwriter’s Guild.
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