Raffi specializes in intellectual property and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on trademark and copyright litigation.
Trademark Litigation and Prosecution
Raffi has a 360-degree trademark practice, handling all facets of counseling, clearance, prosecution, enforcement, and litigation. Raffi has pursued hundreds of trademark-enforcement disputes and has been lead counsel in many federal-court trademark-infringement actions. Raffi has also extensively litigated opposition and cancellation proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as domain name disputes through the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP). As part of his practice, Raffi also manages domestic and international trademark portfolios, and has overseen opposition and cancellation proceedings in countries and jurisdictions outside the United States with his network of trusted local attorneys. Raffi also has experience in stopping the sale of counterfeit goods. This ranges from investigating and stopping the counterfeiting at its source (often internationally) through litigating counterfeiting disputes in federal court.
Copyright Litigation and Prosecution
Raffi has significant experience with copyright litigation, including handling matters ranging from cutting-edge copyright infringement litigation involving technology to stopping the sale of knock-off art. He also has significant expertise in using copyright law to stop infringement on the Internet. Raffi has experience with fair use claims, literal and non-literal copying claims, secondary liability, and contributory infringement. Raffi also has experience with copyright prosecution and counseling.