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Naomi Beckman-Straus

Associate - los angeles


Legal Expertise

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.

Representative Matters

  • 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. 



  • 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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