Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Jonathan Menkes
I bring excellence to my practice by viewing a client's IP from their perspective and unique business needs.

Jonathan Menkes


At a Glance

  • J.D. Boston College Law School
  • B.A. Philosophy, University of California - San Diego

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California

Professional Profile 

Jonathan Menkes provides strategic trademark counseling and brand protection for clients across numerous industries.

Jonathan's practice includes domestic and foreign trademark selection and clearance, trademark audits, unfair competition, false advertising, and notice and takedown procedures involving copyright and trademark claims on social media and domestic and foreign e-commerce websites. His litigation experience includes opposition and cancellation proceedings, ex parte and inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and domain name disputes.

He has represented clients in a broad spectrum of industries, including food and beverage, automotive, communications, computer hardware and software, fashion and apparel, animals and pets, financial, healthcare, medical and retail. Representative clients include Monster Energy, Olloclip, Autobytel, and Rokform. Jonathan is also a contributor to the firm’s Fashion and Beauty Blog.

Jonathan worked as a summer associate with the firm in the summer of 2010 and joined the firm in 2011.

Clerk Experience

Judicial Extern for the Honorable James V. Selna, United States District Judge for the Central District of California


  • Boston College Law School (J.D. 2011), Boston College Law School Intellectual Property and Technology Forum Journal Editor; UCLA School of Law (Visiting Student 2010-­2011)
  • University of California - San Diego (B.A. Philosophy 2006), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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