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.
Best Lawyer Magazine selected Jeff to the Best Lawyers in America lists each consecutive year since 2018, in both the Trademark Law, and Litigation – Intellectual Property, categories. In 2020 and 2024, the magazine designated him a Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law. Super Lawyers Magazine also named Jeff a Southern California Super Lawyer annually since 2014, and he was designated one of Southern California’s Top 100 each year since 2017. Other recognitions include Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks (2020-21), and an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell 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.