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Philip Nulud

Philip Nulud

Senior Counsel

Expertise

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Corporate Law

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Buchalter
California, U.S.A.

Profile

As a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Mr. Nulud focuses his practice on counseling clients in all aspects of intellectual property, including:

  • Trademarks – both domestically and internationally
  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Strategy
  • Enforcement
  • Protection
  • Licensing
  • Marketing
  • Policy
  • Social media issues
    • Influencers
    • Endorsements
  • Domain names

A seasoned intellectual property attorney, Mr. Nulud has assisted clients in developing, protecting, and licensing their valuable ideas by providing critical freedom to use clearance and infringement opinions for patents and trademarks, while also preparing, prosecuting, and enforcing their patents, trademarks and copyrights.  He is also very experienced with the enforcement and prosecution of trademarks overseas and in particular in China.

Mr. Nulud also engages in negotiating and drafting license agreements as well as influencer agreements and endorsement deals for many brands, fashion houses, celebrities, retailers, artists, and consumer product companies.

Mr. Nulud has also successfully represented clients in high-stakes intellectual property litigation in both Federal and California state courts, Mr. Nulud has also assisted clients with complex infringement and counterfeiting matters domestically and worldwide.  He regularly represents clients in connection with ICANN domain name arbitration proceedings, and has acquired hundreds of domain names for his clients that are critical to their business success.

Apparel & Textiles

Mr. Nulud has extensive experience serving clients in the apparel and textile industry.  He has represented global fashion companies in brand protection, trademark clearance, international expansion, enforcement, and licensing transactions, including risk assessment of advertising campaigns and social media posts.  Representative clients include:

  • Contemporary clothing brands
  • Sports brands, from traditional, to contemporary and action sports
  • Footwear brands
  • Clothing retailers with hundreds of stores nationwide
  • Celebrities and Influencers
  • Premium denim brands
  • Couture fashion and bridal wear brands
  • Up-and-coming casual wear brands
  • Up-and-coming contemporary brands


Community Involvement

Mr. Nulud is currently a Director of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA), where he served as President from 2019 – 2020. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Philippine American Bar Association (PABA), where he has served since 2011 and served as President from 2017 – 2018. He is a founding member and former Treasurer for the California Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAL-APABA) and he has also served on the Board of Governors for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles (APABA-LA). In addition, he is currently the President of the Loyola Law School Alumni Association where he has served on the Board of Governors since 2015.

The Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized Mr. Nulud as one of the 2019 “Most Influential Minority Attorneys” and a nominee for “Service Provider of the Year” at the 2018 Fashion & Beauty Awards. He was also awarded Best Under 40 by NAPABA. He was also selected as a 2020 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • University of Southern California
Areas of Practice

Corporate Law | Intellectual Property Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Represented one of the largest footwear brands in the United States in developing, obtaining, protecting and enforcing the trademarks and patents of a $2B consumer product, domestically and worldwide.
  • Assisted a 500+ store clothing retail chain with brand protection, trademark clearance and international expansion.
  • Advised the largest manufacturer of swimwear in the United States in brand protection, trademark clearance and enforcement, and licensing transactions, including risk assessment of advertising campaigns and social media posts.
  • Represented a global fashion company which is the premier manufacturer of denim in Los Angeles in brand protection, trademark clearance, international expansion, enforcement, defense of infringement and right of publicity claims and risk assessment of advertising campaigns and social media posts.
  • Counseled one of the largest fruit farmers in the State of California in brand protection, trademark clearance, enforcement and licensing transactions.
  • Provided strategies for a global beauty products company in brand protection, trademark clearance, international expansion and enforcement.
  • Represented a global beauty products and device company in brand protection, patent protection, trademark clearance, international expansion, enforcement and risk assessment of advertising campaigns and social media posts.

Articles

A “Stimulus” to “Modernize” Intellectual Property
Buchalter, December 2020

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021” into law. Most referred to this as the Coronavirus Relief Bill and thought that it only contained a stimulus package. However, within it, were also changes to intellectual property law...

Additional Articles

  • A “Stimulus” to “Modernize” Intellectual Property
  • How businesses can fight back against online scammers
  • Buchalter Client Alert COVID-19: Potential Trademark Cautions When Creating New Goods/Services in These Times
  • New FTC Guidelines for Promoting Products on Social Media
  • Like It or Love It: How Not to Get Pinned (Legally) When Using Social Media to Promote Your Brand
  • The Trump Administration is Investigating the “Theft of IP” by China: What You Need to Know About Trademarks in China
  • Like It or Love It: How Not to Get Pinned (Legally) When Using Social Media to Promote Your Brand
  • Updates Regarding the FTC Guidelines for Promoting Products on Social Media
  • Congress Passes Landmark IP Legislation: Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • New FTC Guidelines for Promoting Products on Social Media
  • Protecting Your Products in Light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Holding That A Copyright Owner Only Controls the “First Sale” of a Copy No Matter Where That Sale Occurred
  • Protect Your Trademark
  • Brand Owners – Get Ready for gTLDs


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