Philip R. Green
Attorney at Law
Intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, license agreements, contracts, software in all industries with heavy IP components.
e-commerce law and business (corporations, L.L.C., partnerships and other entities)
Environmental compliance (CEQA), Commercial Property, and zoning
Estate planning & probate especially estates with IP assets.
- Member: California State Bar Real Estate, Business and Intellectual Property Sections.
- Former Chair of the Cal. State Bar Bus. Law Section Cyberspace Committee (2000-2002).
Philosophy: Mr. Green believes that preventing the huge expense of litigation, IP Litigation in partucular, is possible and necessary for business. He has prevented many disputes through thoughtful, planned contracts, This saves millions in precious business dollars. Planning for resolution leads to resolving more often and spares the expensive conflicts that flare into litigation. Mr Green has litigated when the need arises in courts accross the US. With the aid of allied foreign counsel, in Asia, Europe and Australia we have enforced our clients rights globally. The goal is to resolve as many disputes as possible. Through careful, results-oriented, precedent-setting litigation and planning and by paying close attention to the client and its climate and industry, business should be enhanced by legal help not hindered.
Mr Green, through GREEN MEDIATION ™ also is a NEUTRAL with a practice of Mediation and arbitration, with over 31 years of litigation and dispute resolution experience to tap from.
2001-2002: Co-Chair, 2002-2003 Vice Chair: California
State Bar Business Law Section - Cyberspace Law
2002-2006 Member, Cal Bar Business Law Section, Executive Committee (EXCOM).
2001-2006: Member of Marin County Bar Association Board of Directors, Chair IP Section
Spring Semester, 2003: Adjunct Professor of Cyberlaw, Dominican U.
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Founding Partner, 1980, Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual property practice includes: Copyright, Trademark, e-Commerce, many industry based clients with licensing, Internet Law (transactions, litigation), complex interstate and international copyright and trademark litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
practice includes: Corporations, Partnerships,
L.L.C. and joint ventures formation, maintenance,
compliance and dissolution and strategic alliance
agreements, advertising and others.
Dominican University of California - Adjunct Professor of Cyberlaw, 2003. MBA and BA candidates upper division course in the e-business department. Course: Business 4005 "Managing Legal Issues in Cyberspace" Covers A-Z Cyberspace, computer and Internet law.
2003-Present: Teach IP Law section of Business Law course at College of Marin, in a survey class on Copyright, Trademark, Patents, Trade Secrets, Technology and international Licensing Law.
U.C.L.A., B.A., English Literature and Political Science: Public Administration, 1975. Study in international business and the functioning of the U.N., cities, their development, revision and redevelopment. Participated in Rand Corporation study of international concerns (1973-74), election campaign publicity and analysis.
Western State University Fullerton, CA J. D. LAW, 1979 Student Body Scholarship, Honor Roll. Concentration on: Contracts, Entertainment law, copyright, intellectual property, names and likeness, entertainment business, right of publicity protection, commerce and trade law, estate taxation, business, UCC. Graduated upper third of class.
AAA "Mediation and Arbitration Day", 1993.
AAA "Making Mediation work", 1994.
"Mediation & Conflict Resolution Training" (40 Hrs
Steven Rosenberg Advanced Mediation Training (20 hours), 2010.
Mr. Green is a mediator in intellectual property and business disputes and is a Superior Court arbitrator and mediator in business disputes in Marin County.
Mr. Green is a Member of and has appeared in all U.S. DISTRICT COURTS in California, and represents many intellectual property - based e-businesses globally. He has appeared Pro Hac Vice in Ney York and Chicago districts courts.
Elected in 1987- 1994 to the City of San Rafael, Redevelopment Agency/Downtown Business Improvement District.
2011 - Currently Member of the Town of Fairfax Low Cost Housing Advisory Committee.
- California State Bar, Licensed to practice in California since May 23, 1980, State Bar Number 92389.
U. S. District Court, Central District of California
U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of California
Intellectual Property Section, Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law 2004-
Chamber of Commerce
State Bar Business law Section State Bar Business law Section
Marin County Bar Association since 1981
Marin County Bar Business Law Section Secretary-Treasurer 1995, 1996
Marin County Bar Law Technology Section
From 1987-1994 Served the City of San Rafael on the Business Improvement District Board.
1997, 1998 Elected to the SofTECH Board of Directors.
1996, SofTECH, Chair of the Intellectual Property SIG.
1997-2001 SofTECH legal counsel.
1999, Founding Co Chair of the Marin County Bar Association's IP Section.
2001-2004 Member, Board of Directors, Marin County Bar Association
1999-2000 Member, California State Bar Business Law Section Ad Hoc Committee on Cyberspace Law.
2001-2002 Northern California Co-Chair California State Bar Business Law Section Standing Committee on Cyberspace Law.
2002-2003 Vice Chair, California State Bar Business Law Section Standing Committee on Cyberspace Law.
California Legislative Assembly Certificate of Recognition by Bill Filante, 1987
California State Bar Pro bono legal services award, 1988
Man of The Year Award by Chabad of Marin, 1987
City of San Rafael Resolution of Appreciation "for service in improving Business District," 1995
B.I.D. Award In Appreciation for serving on BID board 1987-1994
"Talent Agencies and the New California Act" (1988, 1997 rev.)
Entertainment Law Reporter, and
Clark/Boardman's Entertainment, Publishing & Arts Handbook
"Trademark and the Rocker" (1990 NARAS Journal, and Clark Boardman's Entertainment, Publishing & Arts Handbook)
Mr. Green produced a PBS video special on "Copyright and Artists Rights" in 1984 for California Lawyers For the Arts.
Published Appellate Case: Lucas Valley Homeowners vs. County of Marin (1991) 1st Dist. 233 Cal. App. 3rd 130, 284 Cal. Rptr. 427 Cited in Witkin, Continuing Education of the Bar's Zoning and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) .
In the News: Chet Helms (Family Dog) vs. Chronicle Books, (1989) settled major issue of 1960's Rock poster copyrights. Lucas Valley Homeowners vs. County of Marin (Chabad r.p.i.), 284 Cal. Rptr. 427 a published first amendment case (1991). With partner Beverly, interviewed on KRON News regarding a sudden number of entertainers renegotiating contracts.
Mr. Green has appeared on "Marin Lawyers" television program in 1998 on the Marin Access Channel providing information on entertainment law.
Interviewed by Newspapers:
Boston Globe, July, 1999 "Databases" topic
San Francisco Chronicle, June, 1999 "Case Could Stop Cybersquatters"
Jerusalem Post, May, 1981
Marin Independent Journal, 1995-1997 many articles.
Experience Prior to Green & Green
Legal Experience: Associate, Law Offices of Herron
& Herron, San Francisco, and the bankruptcy firm of Stokes & Welch, San Francisco.
Past and Present Clients: Mr. Green has represented many Bay Area companies, online stores, famous artists, authors, and others. See Who We Are Page.
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