Mr. Phillips is a partner in our Orange County office. His practice includes counseling clients with their domestic and international trademark matters, including clearance, registration and enforcement; federal trademark litigation; petitioning and defending opposition and cancellation matters in front of the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; copyright registration and enforcement; and petitioning and defending domain name disputes.
Mr. Phillips’s practice also includes trademark and copyright licensing and due diligence projects. Mr. Phillips represents clients in several industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, fashion and apparel, mobile device accessories, entertainment, automotive, nutritional supplements, sporting goods, consumer goods, industrial products, hospitality, executive placement services and restaurant services.
Mr. Phillips attends annually the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, and the International Trademark Association (INTA) annual meeting. Mr. Phillips is the past co-chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Entertainment, Sports & Marketing Section, and has presented to non-profit organizations regarding intellectual property matters. Mr. Phillips is a member of both ProVisors and Bruin Professionals.
- Recognized in the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 as a "Leading Trademark Lawyer" from 2015 to 2018. In 2017, he was described as having "wide-ranging trademark experience, with a knack for prosecution and counselling." In the 2018 WTR 1000 guide, editors commented that "his sweeping practice and pithy advice are a boon to any trademark owner hoping to gain a foothold in an increasingly competitive marketplace".
- Named a 2016 and 2017 "Southern California Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine for his work in intellectual property law.
Susan Natland and Gregory B. Phillips, Advertising at the Olympics - Let the Games Begin!, published in Convergence (an International Bar Association publication), Orange County Business Journal and Law360 (July 2012)
John M. Carson and Gregory B. Phillips, Note, Nasalok Coating Corp. v. Nylok Corp., 522 F.3d 1320, 86 U.S.P.Q.2d 1369 (Fed. Cir. 2008), 30 European Intellectual Property Review 10 (Thomson/Sweet & Maxwell 2008)
Steven J. Nataupsky and Gregory B. Phillips, Protecting Your Athlete's Intellectual Property Rights, in Law of Professional and Amateur Sports, Ch. 28, (Gary Uberstine ed., 2006)
Indecent Content on Satellite Radio: Should the FCC Step In, Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review, Vol. 26 No. 2 (2005-2006)
Speeches & Seminars
Susan Natland and Gregory B. Phillips, Slurs, Student-Athletes and Tattoos: Key Intellectual Property Battles in Sports and Their Implications, Chapman University School of Law 2015 Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium (February 2015)
Jeff Van Hoosear and Gregory B. Phillips, Protection for Your Copyrights, Trademarks and Domain Names, Public Law Center and OneOC, Seminar for non-profit organizations (August 2014)
Lynda Zadra-Symes and Gregory B. Phillips, Understanding Trade Secrets and Trade Secret Misappropriation, IP Impact San Diego - Trademark Seminar (July 2013)
Catherine Holland and Gregory B. Phillips, Understanding Trade Secrets and Trade Secret Misappropriation, IP Impact Silicon Valley - Trademark Seminar (July 2013)