Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

The Blakely Law Group has experience in every area of intellectual property relating to your business. Our services include:

  • Development and implementation of brand enforcement programs to combat counterfeiting, infringement, diversion, and misappropriation of trade secrets;
  • Development and management of brand portfolios, including procurement of trademark registrations, negotiation of license and distribution agreements;
  • Litigation involving all areas of intellectual property law, including trademarks, copyrights, design patents, and rights of publicity.

Unlike most firms competent in the handling intellectual property matters, The Blakely Law Group welcomes contingency and success fee arrangements. We represent many of the most recognizable brands in the world and routinely litigate against sophisticated adversaries such as Wal-Mart, Alibaba, Target, Sears/Kmart, Kohls, Nordstrom, H&M, JC Penney, and Taco Bell.

Despite our relatively small size, we have handled many multi-million dollar lawsuits and are often on the forefront of intellectual property law, having prevailed in landmark appellate decisions such as Downing v. Abercrombie & Fitch, 265 F.3d 994 (9th Cir. 2001), Hilton v. Hallmark Cards, 580 F.3d 874 (9th Cir. 2009), andNetwork Automation, Inc. v. Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc., 638 F. 3d 1137 (9th Cir. 2011).We have litigated against nearly every large firm in California, as well as many of the biggest firms across the country and throughout the world in connection with our intellectual property matters.  At The Blakely Law Group, you can be quite confident that whether your matter involves a small dispute over intellectual property licensing or a much larger "bet the company" case of infringement, we are able to handle your dispute, against any adversary you may face.The Blakely Law Group is readily prepared to handle all of your intellectual property litigation needs, and unlike many intellectual property "litigators" you may encounter, our attorneys have been to court, have tried numerous cases, and are not afraid to do so again on your behalf.


The Blakely Law Group’s entertainment practice provides solution oriented legal services to clients who face a breadth of complex and rapidly changing issues within the entertainment, media and sports industries. We also advise clients in related areas including copyright, trademark, licensing, defamation and other First Amendment issues. With a significant presence in both New York City and Los Angeles, the Firm is well positioned to provide services in both of the entertainment and technology centers of the country.

Our firm has represented many prominent producers, directors, entertainers, artists and athletes. Whether its negotiating a contract or going to trial over hotly contested movie rights, our experience allows us to provide valuable and prompt service to our clients.

Business Litigation

The Blakely Law Group has successfully and efficiently represented clients in complex litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States (including extensive trial and appellate experience), in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and in proceedings before governmental agencies. We are well versed in the fundamentals of intricate business practices, enjoy a fine reputation in the courts and jurisdictions in which we practice, and are known as aggressive but professional advocates.

Keeping pace with the latest updates in the law is imperative to effective business conflict resolution. We maintain an up-to-the-minute knowledge of changes in the law, utilizing the most exhaustive informational resources and cutting edge technology available. This allows us to find practical, novel, and cost-efficient solutions to legal disputes while at the same time remaining capable of successfully trying complex and sophisticated cases. In short, our fundamental goal is to win in the quickest and most cost-efficient manner possible.