Mr. Sarabia has been deposed dozens of times and has testified in jury and bench trials, in federal and state court, in civil and criminal matters. Twenty years of experience in consumer licensing (revenue, standards, performance and breaches), trademarks, copyrights and the apparel business.
He can testify, identify important issues and suggest discovery in his areas of expertise. He can also provide expertise in secondary meaning, trade dress, similarity of marks, intellectual property due diligence, trademark and copyright infringement, theft of trademarks, and intellectual property analysis and valuation. He can evaluate licensee and licensor performance under the standards of the industry. In the apparel business he can review performance of a wide array of agreements to determine if it is consistent with the standards of the industry.
Mr. Sarabia can review performance of a wide array of apparel business agreements to determine if it is consistent with the standards of the industry. He has worked extensively on most facets of the clothing business and can provide expert testimony and analysis about matters such as contracts, manufacturing (local, abroad), import, export, sales, distribution, factory conditions, similarity of apparel lines and protection of designs.
Mr. Sarabia has more than twenty years of experience in consumer licensing. He is familiar with international and domestic licensing including revenue projections, monitoring of licensees, standards of the industry, performance and breaches. He can evaluate licensee and licensor performance under the standards of the industry. He was an expert in licensing for the Vatican, Converse and Jones Apparel.
During 25 years, his work on trademarks has encompassed: international and domestic registration, secondary meaning, infringement, dilution, searches, investigations, due diligence, trade dress and counterfeiting in a variety of businesses such as software, food, real estate, concert promotion and apparel.
He can provide opinions on the originality and substantial similarity of copyrights.
Defenses based on lack on originality, identify and analyze obviousness and prior art.
Standards of Practice of Apparel Business Lawyers, Intellectual Property Lawyers Licensing Lawyers:
Based on his 25 years of in depth experience as a lawyer in the apparel business and with intellectual property and licensing law, Mr. Sarabia can provide expert opinions as to the standard of care of lawyers in these areas. He has provided such opinions for both defendants and plaintiffs.
- Due Diligence