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Peter Afrasiabi

Firm: One LLP
Website: onellp.com
Phone: (949) 502-2871

Specialties / Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property


From battles with Madonna over the “Material Girl” brand to copyright fair use disputes with the Eagles’ Don Henley to protecting such iconic brands as Bettie Page in trademark and trade dress disputes, Peter handles primarily copyright, trademark, and entertainment disputes. Recognized for his expertise, Peter has been a legal commentator on NBC and CBS, a copyright expert witness in litigation, a regular speaker on l;egal topics, and was selected by the University of California’s prestigious CEB publications division to author an annual intellectual property chapter entitled Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks.  Peter is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Education & Admissions

  • USC Law
  • California Bar
  • Ninth Circuit, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts

Awards and Recognition

  • Variety Magazine Top 50 Entertainment Lawyer 2013
  • Super Lawyer

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association

Reported Cases

  • Mavrix v. Brand, 647 F.3d 1218 (9th Cir. 2011)
  • Direct Technologies v. Electronic Arts, __ F.3d __, 2013 WL 2099222 (9th Cir. 2013)
  • Hu v. Holder, 652 F.3d 1011 (9th Cir. 2011)
  • Crow Irvine v. Winthrop, 128 Cal. Rptr. 2d 644 (2002)

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  • "I enjoyed how the presenter used his expertise in the Harry Bridges case to make this topic a more interesting narrative. " - Jennifer (, )
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