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Gabriel G. Green

Gabriel G. Green

Shareholder

Expertise

  • Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Real Estate

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Buchalter
California, U.S.A.

Profile

Gabriel G. Green is a Shareholder and a Co-Chair of the Los Angeles office’s Litigation Department. Mr. Green focuses his practice on intellectual property, franchise, real estate, and commercial litigation. He represents corporations and public personalities encountering infringement claims involving musical compositions, video game graphics, sculptural works, jewelry design and literary works. Mr. Green also assists clients with registering and protecting their valuable copyrighted material as well as their trade and service marks.

Mr. Green’s franchise litigation practice derives from his representation of nationally and internationally renowned franchisors with brands in a range of industries. Understanding the valuable aspects of a franchised system, Mr. Green has obtained affirmative relief for franchisors against third-parties misappropriating a brand mark and/or a franchised trade secret. In addition, Mr. Green also frequently litigates infringement claims involving trademarks, service marks, and trade dress, as well as claims for trademark dilution and unfair competition.

Mr. Green has extensive experience handling real estate disputes related to multi-unit residential properties and commercial developments. He has successfully prosecuted lawsuits involving the purchase and sale of multi-million dollar real estate transactions and has secured specific performance of sale agreements. Gabriel also litigates financing disputes related to the funding of commercial developments. In addition, Mr. Green assists landlords with resolving issues related to problem tenants.

Mr. Green has successfully represented corporate clients charged with misappropriating trade secrets and/or accused of intentionally interfering with another’s contractual relationship. Mr. Green has also successfully prosecuted breach of contract claims involving a business debtor’s failure to satisfy its obligations, a business partner or associate’s failure to recognize its contractual duties, and a former employee’s refusal to acknowledge his/her post employment covenants. Similarly, Mr. Green has obtained positive results in cases involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duties and/or professional negligence.

Mr. Green was recognized as a 2020 “Leader of Influence: Litigator & Trial Lawyer,” by The Los Angeles Business Journal.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property Law | Litigation | Real Estate | Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Jury trial verdict for damages, plus court ordered fees, costs and sanctions, on behalf of a Colorado-based oil and gas company in breach of contract law suit for failed acquisition due to breach of confidentiality agreement.*
  • Obtained a judgment for damages and a permanent injunction against a minority partner attempting to convert a multi-phase wind farm development.*
  • Secured a judgment and a permanent injunction in favor of an international franchisor whose service marks were being used without authorization by a franchisee’s third-party printing vendor.*
  • Obtained a judgment in favor of a national franchisor requiring a former franchisee to pay for past due royalties owed and lost future profits stemming from the franchisee’s breaches of the operative franchise agreement.*
  • Secured numerous permanent injunctions across the United States against infringers misappropriating the name or likeness of a highly regarded restaurant enterprise.*
  • Secured a permanent injunction against a former franchisee and its principal precluding further infringement of an international franchisor’s service marks.*
  • Secured an eviction order and damage award against commercial/residential tenants who had failed to remain current on their leasing obligations.*
  • Successfully represented a manufacturer in precluding a competitor from advertising and/or selling grey market goods within its national market.*
  • Successfully represented an international franchisor securing a court-ordered audit of a former franchisee’s business operations and obtaining payment of past due royalties.*
  • Successfully defended a number of franchisors from vicarious liability claims brought by customers of their franchisees.*
  • Successfully defended manufacturers of nutritional supplements against infringement claims related to a number of claimed copyrights.*
  • Successfully defended an importer of home décor products against copyright infringement claims related to ornamental lawn products.*
  • Obtained a complete dismissal of fraud claims against an insurer related to payments of certain settlement funds.*
  • Continuous representation of a national franchisor in the protection of its trade and service marks.*
  • Successfully prosecuted ICANN proceedings to secure the transfer of internet domain names improperly incorporated our client’s valuable trademarks.*

* Represents experience from a previous law firm.


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