THOMAS K. RICHARDS

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THOMAS K. RICHARDS

Partner
  • (310) 856-9705
  • trichards@singhtraubenlaw.com

Practice Areas

Entertainment
Intellectual Property
Litigation
Corporate

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Thomas Richards is a partner at Singh, Singh & Trauben LLP. Thomas is an experienced litigator who has handled complex commercial disputes and copyright, trademark and trade secret claims for some of the World’s largest financial institutions and technology companies, as well as for clients in the motion picture, television, literary, fashion, and toy industries, and has handled international disputes implicating the laws of the European Union, the U.K., China, Japan, Singapore and Australia. Thomas has obtained and opposed a number of TROs and injunctions on behalf of leading software corporations and financial institutions and has handled disputes involving artist and talent agreements, collection of publishing and royalties, and the infringement of motion picture, television and literary copyrights.

Thomas is also an experienced transactional attorney who advises producers of motion pictures and television series, as well as clients in fashion, fine art, and media.  Thomas serves as production counsel for motion pictures, and in the development and packaging of television series.  Thomas also represents technology companies in connection with their intellectual property and licensing needs and handles the branding and trademark issues unique to medical marijuana companies.  Thomas has handled numerous Trademark filings and office actions in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Thomas obtained his J.D. from Fordham University Law School in 2001, and lived and worked in New York City until 2017.  He is admitted to practice in New York and California.

BAR ADMISSIONS

State

California & New York

Federal

Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Central District of California, Eastern District of California and Northern District of California.

EDUCATION

2001

Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY., J.D.

Editor for the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal.

1998

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, B.A.

PUBLICATIONS

Thinking Thresholds, Intellectual Property Magazine (November 2016)

Thinking Thresholds

When First Place Is Still Not Good Enough -- Understanding The Exceptions to the First-Filed Rule, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (December 2013)

Building a Better Dispute Resolution Provision, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, co-authored with Joshua Leader (May 2008)

The Future of Dilution After Victoria’s Secret, Promotion Marketing Association’s 2003 Law and Forms Guide (3rd Ed.), (with Barry Werbin).

Proving Secondary Meaning in a Post Wal-Mart Product Configuration World, IP Litigator, June/July 2001, co-authored with Barry Werbin, vol.7, no.6, p.1-7.

The Internet and Decisional Institutions: The Structural Advantages of Online Common Law Regulation, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal, Spring 2000, Vol. X, no. 3.