Brian represents clients in a wide variety of data privacy and intellectual property matters. Brian is a certified IAPP CIPP/US Privacy Professional, and his practice includes drafting, reviewing, and negotiating privacy-related agreements, and advising on compliance with various data privacy and data protection laws at the state, national, and supranational level such as the CCPA, GDPR, HIPPA, GINA, and FERPA. Brian is a certified IAPP CIPP/US Privacy Professional, serves on the Data Privacy Steering Committee at Knobbe Martens, and has extensive experience presenting seminars and webinars on various laws including the CCPA and other state privacy laws.
Brian's practice also includes strategic counseling on brand development and protection, opposition and cancellation matters in front of the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, intellectual property licensing and agreements, and intellectual property disputes in federal and state court. Brian has also served as a Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer at University of California, Irvine School of Law (Trademark Law).
Brian's clients are in a broad spectrum of industries, including technology, software/SaaS, e-commerce, medical devices, communications, food and beverage, restaurant, fashion and beauty, nutritional supplements, entertainment and sports, professional services, and education.
Brian worked as a summer associate with the firm in the summer of 2017 and joined the firm’s Orange County office in 2018.
Judicial Extern for Justice Elwood Lui, California Court of Appeal, 2017
Brian Reece, Distinctiveness of Marks Suffering Genericide: A Survey of Genericide Cases, AIPLA Quarterly Journal (2019) [47 AIPLA Q.J. 485]
Brian M.Z. Reece, Lynda Zadra-Symes, Supreme Court Case Highlights the Importance of Applying for Copyright Registration as Soon as Possible, ECONTENT (2019)
Brian M.Z. Reece, Lynda Zadra-Symes, The Supreme Court holds that a copyright claimant may not sue for infringement until the Copyright Office has granted or refused registration of the work at issue, Knobbe Martens Firm Alert (2019)
Brian M.Z. Reece, The Problem of Unpatentable Innovation in Pharmaceuticals, UCLA Journal of Law & Technology (2018) [22 UCLA J.L & Tech. 1, Digest 1]
Kelley Clements Keller & Brian M.Z. Reece, Economic Espionage and Theft of Trade Secrets: The Case for a Federal Cause of Action, Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property (2013) [16 Tul. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 1]