Gazal Pour-Moezzi is special counsel in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Orange County office.
Areas of Practice
Gazal works with clients to develop, protect and enforce brands. She advises some of the world’s leading brands on trademark acquisition, protection and enforcement in the U.S. and abroad. She manages worldwide trademark portfolios and strategizes with clients regarding how best to establish and grow their portfolios.
Gazal also has a robust litigation practice, litigating trademark infringement, false advertising, and unfair competition claims under the Lanham Act and state laws. Gazal’s notable successes include a unanimous decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in the trademark infringement case, Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, 574 U.S. 418 (2015). Gazal also has obtained significant monetary awards on behalf of her clients, including trebled damages and recovery of attorneys’ fees under the Lanham Act’s “exceptional” standard.
In addition to federal litigation, Gazal also prosecutes and defends trademarks before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and arbitrates domestic and international Internet domain name disputes.
In addition to trademark law, Gazal counsels clients on copyright law as well as transactional matters, including the negotiation and preparation of intellectual property ownership and licensing agreements.
Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018-2021
Entertainment Law Blog Posts
Intellectual Property Law Blog Posts
- "Supreme Court Update – Hana Financial v. Hana Bank," February 4, 2015
Trade Secrets Law Blog Posts
Articles Editor, Hastings Law Journal, 2011-2012
Editor, Hastings Law Journal, 2010-2011
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2012, cum laude
B.A., University of California, San Diego, 2007
- Extern to the Honorable Donna M. Ryu, United States District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Farsi (Persian)