Brian Reece represents clients in a wide variety of intellectual property disputes, and provides strategic counseling on brand development and protection for clients in a broad spectrum of industries. Brian’s practice includes intellectual property litigation; opposition and cancellation matters in front of the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; unfair competition; false advertising; trademark and copyright licensing; trademark selection and clearance; domain name disputes; and data privacy and security. Brian is a certified data privacy specialist by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and serves on the Knobbe Martens Data Privacy Steering Committee. Additionally, Brian has been a Guest Lecturer at University of California, Irvine School of Law (Trademark Law).
Brian works with clients in several industries, including food and beverage, nutritional supplements, professional services, communications, consumer goods, fashion and apparel, medical devices, e-commerce, and entertainment.
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]