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Parna A. Mehrbani

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2127 | mehrbanip@lanepowell.com

Areas of Practice

Parna Mehrbani practices all aspects of intellectual property law, including trademark, copyright, right of publicity, trade secret, licensing, all manner of intellectual property contracting and litigation. She also practices general commercial litigation. Parna manages Lane Powell’s trademark registration and enforcement practice, including trademark portfolios for both small and large companies. She is the trademark attorney responsible for prosecution, clearance and licensing of client’s trademark portfolios. World Trademark Review 1000 named Parna as a Leading Trademark Professional, describing her as an “admired rising star” who is “a pleasure to work with: very knowledgeable, business-minded, thorough and responsive” and who “continues to cement her name as a go-to expert across the gamut of branding-related assignments.” The Internet is another area of her expertise, where she works on domain name disputes, security and privacy concerns, contracts for e-commerce, and related online legal matters.

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Academics

  • Lewis and Clark Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2005)
    • Pro Bono Honors Award
    • Certificate in Environmental Law
    • Public Interest Law Project, President
    • Environmental Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest (Intern, 2003)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A., magna cum laude, 2000)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Apparel and Footwear
  • Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies
  • Canada Practice
  • Diversity Committee
  • Electronic Discovery, Technology and Strategy
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality
  • Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Products Liability and Mass Torts Litigation
  • Retail
  • Startups and Emerging Companies
  • Electronic Discovery Committee

Representative Matters and Clients

  • Newport Pacific Corporation v. Moe’s Southwest Grill, LLC, 2006 WL 2811905 (D. Or. 2006) Represented restaurant chain in successfully defending against trademark infringement claims
  • Meridian Transportation Resources, LLC v. Magic Carrier Resources LLC, 518 F. Supp. 2d 1255 (D. Or. 2007) Represented private transportation and tourism company in preliminary injunction suit involving trademark and trade dress infringement
  • Represented local apparel and consumer products company in trademark infringement and dilution action against local organization seeking to expand into consumer products market
  • Represented manufacturer, distributor and service provider of electronic test tools and software in suit involving alleged trademark infringement, false advertising and defamation; obtained favorable jury verdict on trademark infringement and false advertising claims
  • Represented global nutritional products company in suit involving alleged trademark infringement and breach of contract
  • Successfully defended designer, manufacturer, and retailer of maternity- and infant-related products in suit involving alleged trademark infringement
  • Regularly represents retailers in Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy arbitration proceedings against cybersquatters, resulting in ownership and transfer of domain names
  • Represented footwear vendor and major retailer in suit involving alleged trademark infringement
  • Represented defendant retailer in preliminary injunction suit involving labeling and alleged trademark infringement and assisted in settlement of matter before high season for product sales
  • Successfully obtained a jury verdict and court decision in favor of plaintiff on all claims for relief in a trust dispute and elder abuse trial
  • Represented local food and beverage company in suit involving alleged trademark infringement and breach of licensing contract
  • Second chair in trial of workplace death case
  • Second chair in trial of negligence case involving premises liability
  • Represented international coffee chain in litigation regarding lease dispute
  • Successfully represented local apparel and home products company in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board opposition enforcing its right to continue using product designs used for over 100 years
  • Represents small and large companies in all aspects of application, prosecution and maintenance of trademark applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Represents small and large companies in defending and prosecuting trademark oppositions and cancellations in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Publications

  • “Our Gift,” Multnomah Lawyer, Quoted (January 2012)
  • “.Brand: New TLDs Are Coming — Are You Ready?” Oregon Business magazine (September 2011)
  • “Businesses: Prepare for .XXX,” Oregon Business magazine Guest Blog (June 24, 2011)
  • “From .com to .anything,” Portland Business Journal, Quoted (June 24, 2011)
  • “Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium,” Oregon Chapter, Co-author (2010-2013 Editions)
  • “A Commitment to Diversity,” Multnomah Lawyer (September 2007)
  • “Advertising Brand Names Used in Your Building Project: How to Avoid Trademark Infringement,” BUILDERnews (April 2006)
  • “Substantive Due Process Claims in the Land-Use Context: The Need for a Simple and Intelligent Standard of Review,” Environmental Law, Volume 35, Issue 1 (2005)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Rising Litigator Panel and Award,” Oregon State Bar’s 21st Annual Litigation Institute & Retreat, Panelist (March 7, 2014)
  • “Branding Basics: Trademarks and Domain Names,” Oregon State Bar Computer and Internet Law Section CLE Program (September 27, 2013)
  • “DMCA Basics & Beyond,” Oregon State Bar IP Section CLE Program (March 6, 2013)
  • “Board Member Roles and Duties: Legal Issues and Fiduciary Responsibilities,” Business for Culture and the Arts, Art of Leadership Program (February 21, 2013)
  • “How to Negotiate Complex License and Business Agreements,” Washington Association of Corporate Counsel CLE Program (January 31, 2012)
  • “NDA’s/IP Protection/Hiring the First Employee,” Alaska Bar Association’s Legal Issues in Starting a New Venture CLE (October 7, 2011)
  • “Best Practices and Recent Trends in Electronic Discovery,” Oregon State Bar CLE (May 2010)
  • “Security and Privacy Law: Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations,” Oregon Society of CPAs Nonprofit Committee meeting (2006)
  • Regularly speaks to law students on interviewing skills, study skills, and career development issues

Awards and Honors

  • Named a “Rising Litigator” by the Oregon State Bar, Litigation Section (2014)
  • Named a “Leading Trademark Professional” by World Trademark Review 1000 (2013-2014)
  • Named an “Up & Coming Lawyer,” Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce (2011-2012)
  • Named as an “Oregon Rising Star,” Super Lawyers magazine, Intellectual Property (2009-2014)
  • Convocation on Equality Honoree (2011)
  • Oregon State Bar Pro Bono Challenge, Individual Award Winner (2010), Recognized on Pro Bono Honor Roll (2006 and 2008-2011)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, U.S. District Court of Oregon Local Rules Committee
  • Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls
    • Board of Directors (2008-2013)
    • Chair (2009-2013)
  • International Trademark Association, Enforcement Committee, Trade Names Subcommittee
    • Chair (2014-Present)
    • Member (2009-Present)
  • Participant, Portland Business Alliance’s Leadership Portland (2014-present)
  • Member, Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Education & Training Committee
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter
  • Mentor, Lewis & Clark Law School Mentor Program (2006-2013)
  • Graduate, Business for Culture & the Arts, Art of Leadership Program
  • Oregon State Bar
    • Member at Large, Executive Committee, Intellectual Property Section (2013-Present)
    • Member at Large, Executive Committee, Computer and Internet Law Section (2008-2010)
    • Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (Member, 2006-2008) (Secretary, 2009)
    • Opportunities for Law in Oregon Planning Subcommittee (2007-2013)
  • Graduate, Oregon State Bar Leadership College (2009)
  • Member, Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Member, Oregon Minority Lawyers Association
    • Inspiring Minority Attorneys Towards Growth and Excellence “IMAGE” Planning Committee (2012-Present)
  • Member, Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, AeA Technology and Intellectual Property Committee (2006-2008)
  • Member, Campaign for Equal Justice Associate Committee (2007-2008)
  • Board of Directors, Queen’s Bench (Oregon Women Lawyers’ Multnomah County chapter)

Parna A. Mehrbani

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2127 | mehrbanip@lanepowell.com

Date
07.09.2014
06.10.2014
03.11.2014
03.11.2014
10.16.2013
08.27.2013
07.10.2013
02.06.2013
11.27.2012
09.25.2012
07.25.2012
07.10.2012
05.30.2012
01.31.2012
01.10.2012
12.02.2011
12.02.2011
11.18.2011
10.11.2011
09.22.2011

Parna A. Mehrbani

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2127 | mehrbanip@lanepowell.com

Date
10.07.2011