Naomi Beckman-Straus is a civil litigator with a focus on intellectual property issues. She advises on and litigates copyright, trademark and trade dress, unfair competition, false advertising, and social media issues. Ms. Beckman-Straus represents clients in the fashion and entertainment industries, developing innovative solutions for content creators and the creative industries.
- Provides advice and counsel to fashion companies, including regarding trademark and copyright protection, false advertising, unfair competition, FTC compliance, supply chain agreements, privacy policies and terms of service.
- Represents luxury accessories brand to combat knock-offs and counterfeits.
- Represents Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Valve Corporation in copyright infringement lawsuit against mobile game developer.
- Provides research and counsel to the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), a coalition of five copyright-based industry trade associations (comprised of over 3,200 companies), on international copyright protection and enforcement matters.
- Developed brand-specific FTC disclosure guidelines and influencer agreements for online fashion retailer.
- Represented major record labels in complex copyright litigation against major multi-level-marketing corporation and distributors regarding unauthorized use of sound recordings in marketing videos.
- Obtained injunctive relief and successfully resolved federal and state law false advertising and unfair competition claims arising out of client’s competitor’s use of fraudulent affiliate marketing tactics.
- Obtained early dismissal of copyright infringement case alleging that the film Anonymous was substantially similar to plaintiff’s script about Shakespeare; affirmed on appeal to the 9th Circuit.
- Represented of film studio in connection with production insurance coverage claim against insurer regarding relocation of production costs.
- Obtained summary judgment for defendants, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and director James Cameron, in a copyright case filed by a screenwriter who claimed that the multi-billion dollar grossing film Avatar infringed his scripts. Court awarded the defendants over $1.2 million in attorneys’ fees.
- UCLA Law Review, volume 60, 2012
Events & Speaking Engagements
- April 21, 2017
- October 21, 2014
- District of Columbia
- 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