Jeffrey A. Kobulnick is a Shareholder in our Intellectual Property and Business Litigation Practice Groups.
With extensive experience in copyright and trademark infringement, trade dress, unfair competition, false advertising, and related claims, Jeff litigates in multiple jurisdictions, including federal and state courts. He also has significant experience handling Internet-related intellectual property issues, such as domain name registration and dispute resolution, and the protection and enforcement of copyrights and trademarks online.
In addition, Jeff extensively counsels and represents clients on brand strategies, including the selection, clearance and registration of trademarks and service marks worldwide.
Jeff typically represents a wide variety of clients, including:
As a frequent lecturer, speaker and writer in his field, Jeff has guest lectured at USC Gould School of Law, Loyola Law School, Southwestern University School of Law, and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). His articles have been published in Forbes, IP Watchdog, and the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, as well as several trade magazines.
Jeff has also been a moderator and speaker at several conferences for the International Trademark Association (INTA), for which he has served as the National Chair for the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, and is the founding and current Chair of the Competition’s Los Angeles region.
Jeff earned his Juris Doctor from Franklin Pierce Law Center, where he graduated magna cum laude. He was a senior editor of IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology, an active participant in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California at San Diego, where he won the Ernest C. Mort Award for outstanding leadership excellence.
Named a Southern California Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters each year since 2014, and named to Super Lawyer Magazine‘s exclusive Top 100 list every year since 2017, Jeff has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for intellectual property litigation every year since 2018. He was also listed in the 2020 and 2021 editions of Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks, and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest rating for legal ability and ethics.
In addition to his professional accolades, Jeff is widely recognized for his ongoing commitment to pro bono legal service and extensive community service, including:
Jeff is admitted to the State Bar of California, the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.