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Naomi Beckman-Straus

Associate - los angeles


Legal Expertise

Civil litigation with a focus on intellectual property issues, including copyright, trademark and trade dress disputes.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant in copyright infringement case brought against major motion picture studio.
  • Represented documentary film production company in trademark dispute based on use of a trademark in a film title.
  • Obtained preliminary injunction for plaintiff in unfair competition and false advertising case based on online marketing scheme.
  • Counsel clients regarding complex copyright, trademark, first amendment, defamation, and new technology issues.
  • Prosecution and defense of inter parties proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Represent major video game publisher in various copyright, trademark, and contract disputes.
  • Assists copyright industry group with domestic and international advocacy efforts for international copyright law reform and enforcement of international intellectual property and trade agreements.
  • Secured trademark rights to a client’s trade name and obtained preliminary injunction, preventing defendant’s confusing use of the same name.



  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • U.S. District Court
  •       Central District of California
  •       Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeal
  •       Ninth Circuit 


University of California Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2012; Order of the Coif

Senior Editor, UCLA Law Review

Harvard University, A.B., 2004; cum laude

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