Jonathan W. Brown is a senior partner in the firm's Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Practice Areas. Mr. Brown focuses his practice on the following areas of law:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Trademark Registration
  • Rights of Privacy and Publicity 

Mr. Brown has handled numerous matters in both California and New York, including disputes over contracts, employment law and discrimination claims, license disputes, Lanham Act claims, copyright infringement claims, and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board and the U.S. International Trade Commission.   

Mr. Brown also helps to manage international trademark portfolios for several multimedia and entertainment companies.

Outside of the office, Mr. Brown's passions include technology, science, music, theater, and film.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD
  • San Francisco State University, Biology, BA
  • University of Georgia, Psychology, BS

Jonathan remains on the cutting edge of legal developments that impact business' Intellectual Property interests. 

To keep clients abreast of recent Intellectual Property issues, Jonathan has created "Special Alert" publications as a resource for clients.  In addition, to aid clients in understanding some of the essential components of Intellectual Property, Jonathan has created "Legal Guide" publications, which provide detailed answers to some frequently asked questions. 

You can read Jonathan's recent publications by clicking on the titles below.

Protect Your Trademark During .pt Domain Sunrise Registration Period

Beware of Deceptive Correspondence Regarding Your Trademark

Guide to Proper Trademark Usage

Protect Your Trademark in the New .xxx Top Level Domain

Mr. Brown handles the prosecution and defense of copyrights and trademarks and matters involving privacy, employment, licensing, and contractual and other commercial disputes. Following are selected examples of the types of matters and cases he has handled recently:

  • Obtaining a favorable jury verdict and a permanent injunction in favor of a motion picture company in a trademark infringement and false endorsement case
  • successfully defending a multimedia company in a $14,000,000 dispute involving a world-wide trademark license and the distribution of video content via smart phones
  • Obtaining a $475,000 arbitration award on behalf of a film company against a film producer in a breach of contract dispute
  • Successfully defending a Silicon Valley electronics company in a patent license dispute
  • Advising clients on issues of copyright fair use and parody;
  • Recovering numerous Internet domain names
  • Successfully defending wrongful termination and discrimination claims