David W. Quinto
Los Angeles Office
Intellectual Property Litigation
Entertainment and Media Litigation
Member, The State Bar of California Member, The State Bar of Arizona
David W. Quinto has been part of the firm since its creation on January 1, 1986. His practice focuses on intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on copyright, trademark, trade secret and Internet-related claims. He is principally responsible for protecting the rights of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the OSCAR and ACADEMY AWARDS marks. He has also protected intellectual properties owned by Lockheed Martin, Mattel, Avery Dennison, the World Wrestling Federation, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild of America, and the America’s Cup Organizing Committee.
Mr. Quinto’s most recent book, Trade Secrets: Law and Practice (co-authored with Stuart Singer) was published by Oxford University Press in 2009, second edition 2012, third edition expected in 2014 (to be published by Lexis/Nexis). His book has earned plaudits from the author of a leading trade secrets law treatise, the president of the American Law Institute, a former American Bar Association president, and others. Mr. Quinto is also the author of a treatise on Internet law, Law of Internet Disputes, published by Aspen Law and Business, and is a contributing author of Trade Marks at the Limit, ‘Descriptiveness’ in American Trade Mark Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006). He serves as a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) domain name dispute resolution panelist. He was featured on the front page of California Law Business on July 2, 2001. He is annually voted a Southern California Super Lawyer, serves on the Super Lawyer Intellectual Property Litigation selection committee, was voted a Hollywood Reporter “Power 100” lawyer, and was selected as a member of the Law Dragon 500. In 2013 he was selected as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™, which also designated him as an AV Preeminent® Rated Lawyer.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Represented the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in defending its right to determine whether films nominated for an Academy Award satisfy the Academy's eligibility requirements.
Represented the plaintiff in an action for trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement of plastic blow molding technology after the defendant spent over $23 million in attorneys' fees. Obtained a favorable settlement.