Joshua J. Richman
Joshua J. Richman
Josh heads up the firm’s San Francisco office. His practice focuses on all aspects of counseling, clearance, prosecution and enforcement of trademarks both in the United States and abroad. Josh represents clients, both large and small, in a broad array of industries including: internet, social media, computer gaming, action sports, telecommunications, advertising, cosmetics, footwear and apparel, financial services, education, hospitality and food service, to name a few.
Josh manages several large international trademark portfolios and regularly implements custom tailored strategies to fit his client’s individual needs. He has significant experience litigating before the United States Trademark Trial & Appeal Board and the Federal Courts. He also is involved in worldwide clearance of his clients’ brands, negotiating and drafting license agreements, preparing trademark due diligence in connection with the purchase, sale or refinance of businesses, and the registration and recapture of domain names worldwide.
During law school, Josh externed for the Honorable William McCurine Jr., in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
- The State Bar of California
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- United States District Court for the Central District of California
- United States District Court for the Southern District of California
- B.A. University of California at Santa Barbara
- J.D. University of San Diego School of Law
- International Trademark Association
- The Bar Association of San Francisco
- San Diego County Bar Association
- DKN Hotels v. Raffles Ltd
Represented plaintiff in a trademark infringement case where the defendant claimed senior rights to the “Raffles” mark in the United States due to the alleged fame of the mark in Singapore without any proof of prior use in the United States. The action settled favorable to our client during the discovery phase.
- In re Wickline Bedding Enterprises
Represented a bed manufacturer before the United States International Trade Commission in a successful challenge to the scope of an Anti-Dumping Duty Order issued by the United States Department of Commerce.
- Eddie Van Halen v. California Board Sports, Inc.
Represented defendant in a copyright infringement case regarding claims that defendant’s shoes used designs allegedly similar to plaintiff’s “Frankenstein” guitar design. The action was settled favorable to our client shortly after the filing of the complaint.