Bita Kianian is an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She is a member of the firm’s trademark practice group and her practice focuses on trademark prosecution and enforcement, copyright, unfair competition and licensing.
Bita counsels clients in domestic and international trademark and copyright portfolio management, including searches, prosecution, and enforcement. Her practice includes global portfolio management, inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), trademark audits, notice and takedown procedures, intellectual property licensing, copyright, counterfeit enforcement, and domain name disputes.
She advises clients in a diverse set of industries, including food and beverage, fashion and apparel, automotive, beauty, medical devices, real estate and finance, information technology, and telecommunications. Bita is also a contributor to the firm’s Fashion and Beauty Blog.
Bita received her law degree from UCLA School of Law, where she served as Managing Editor of UCLA Entertainment Law Review and Production Editor of UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy. During her time at UCLA she participated as a student practitioner in the USPTO Trademark Clinic.
Bita worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2017 and joined the firm in 2018.
- Received the 2020 "Tomorrow's Leader Award" by the International Trademark Association (INTA), which "recognizes two outstanding young practitioners for their early leadership in the intellectual property industry"
Co-author, Green Handcuffs: Current Challenges for CBD Brand Owners in Registering Their Trademarks at the USPTO, The Trademark Lawyer (March 2021)
Co-author, UNITED STATES: TTAB Knocks Out Mayweather’s Mark, International Trademark Association, Law & Practice Updates (February 2021)
Author, UNITED STATES: No Likelihood of Confusion with Converse Shoes, International Trademark Association, Law & Practice Updates (November 2020)
Co-Author, UNITED STATES: PRO ERA vs. NEW ERA Marks, International Trademark Association, Law & Practice Updates (July 2020)
No Apologies: Nirvana v. Marc Jacobs, The Licensing Journal (April 2019)
Aloha, Copyright Infringement, The Licensing Journal (March 2019)