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Steve Tsai

 

About Us

We are an innovative Southern California business and intellectual property law and litigation firm dedicated to meeting our clients' individual needs through focused, effective, cost-efficient legal counsel. Our strategic geographical location and Mandarin speaking staff give us an added advantage in serving the diverse legal needs of businesses at each center of the vibrant Pacific Rim Business Triangle: US, China and Taiwan.

 

Why Us?

We believe legal services should be simple for our clients: our client's success is our success. For us, this means meeting our client's legal needs where it matters to them. We pride ourselves on our creativity, results and client-centered lawyering.

 

 


 

 

Steve has provided us with excellent representation in our patent and trademark matters for seven years. He truly knows our needs. He is very thorough and well reasoned in his advice. We have found him and his work to be of the highest integrity, and what's also nice is he's easy to work with.

S. P., Manager, Appliances Distributor, Los Angeles County

I've known Steve for ten years. The in-depth knowledge, keen attention to detail, creativity and care he displays sets him apart from other attorneys. And the results speak for themselves. He makes the effort to walk the client through a solution concisely and thoroughly, to put the client in control of the situation. For a large, multi-national corporation like us, superb, reliable legal representation is a fact of life. I have the highest regard for Steve.

-M. P., Legal Director, CA Distributor Subsidiary of Taiwan Multi-National TV & Display Monitor Manufacturer


 

Practice Areas:

We handle a wide range of business and intellectual property law and litigation matters. They range from setting up a business to negotiating complex commercial real estate transactions, sales of businesses and assets, and patent, trademark and copyright licenses; to prosecuting and defending breach of warranty, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair competition, patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement, trade secret theft and other actions.


 


Business & Intellectual Property Litigation

Our work in this area includes prosecuting and defending patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, trade libel, products liability, corporate, partnership, joint venture, breach of contract, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour, fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, real estate foreclosure, breach of warranty and bankruptcy adversary proceeding actions. We try cases before judges, juries and arbitrators, engage in mediations and appear in administrative agency proceedings. We routinely obtain temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, and pre-judgment writs of attachment and possession.

 

Intellectual Property Law

It was more than sixteen years ago when Steve Tsai immersed himself in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against his client, a Silicon Valley Microsoft licensee, brought by Microsoft for trademark and copyright infringement and unfair competition, among other claims, and which the licensee countered with claims for anti-trust violations associated with Microsoft's Windows and DOS bundling practices at the time. Today, Mr. Tsai is even more entrenched in these and other areas of intellectual property law and litigation.

Our work in this area includes patent, copyright, trademark and trade dress protection, registration, licensing; rendering infringement and validity opinions; recording federally registered copyrights and trademarks with Customs; reporting infringers to Customs; defending against Customs seizures of allegedly infringing products; conducting intellectual property due diligence in corporate mergers and acquisitions; trademark monitoring; trademark searches and availability opinions; web domain name protection and dispute resolution; trade secret protection and licensing; unfair competition prevention; and resolving internet law, privacy, advertising issues.

 

 

Track Record

The composition of our clientele serves as a reflection of our track record in providing business & intellectual property law and litigation legal services.

Our clients come from throughout the US and other countries, namely Germany, Taiwan, China and Japan. They include individuals and businesses, large, medium-sized and small. Our corporate clients include multi-nationals with offices in the United States, Japan, Germany, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, China, and Hong Kong. A sampling of our corporate clients includes Sing Tao Newspapers (L.A.), Ltd., Tawa Supermarkets, Inc., Cixing Group Co.,Ltd., GGEC, Wanxind(Guangzhou) Technology Product, Ltd., Mark Bright Investments, Sunpentown International, Inc., Air Bag Packaging Co., Acer America Corporation and Amtran Technology Co., Ltd.

 

 

 

 

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