Paul’s trademark mediation expertise has been recognized by his inclusion as a member of the Panel of Trademark Mediators for the International Trademark Association. Since 2008, Paul has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law’s No. 1 ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution where has taught law students and lawyers how to mediate intellectual property disputes including those involving trademarks and trade dress and conducted many simulated mediations. In addition, Paul has handled many trademark and trade dress infringement matters as a counsel, most recently obtaining a settlement and dismissal in two cases pending in the U.S. District Court on behalf of one of the largest publishers in the world. In 2017, Paul served on panel at Annual Meeting of the Licensing Executives Society speaking on arbitration and mediation and trademark royalty agreements.
The following is a representative sample of trademark disputes in which Paul has served as arbitrator or mediator:
- Trademark infringement dispute between franchisor and franchisee involving retail products.
- Trademark infringement dispute between the owner of a famous religious domain name.
- Trademark infringement and Internet domain name dispute involving web-based retailer.