Eric Ball

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

Eric Ball

Eric Ball

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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Eric Ball focuses his practice on trademark litigation and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board disputes. He also has substantial experience in trade secret, copyright and complex commercial litigation matters.

In trademark matters, Eric has successfully defended and prosecuted multiple trademark litigations and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings with a particular emphasis on priority disputes and matters asserting reverse confusion. Eric also has significant international trademark experience including in the EU and key Asian and Latin American markets. With this experience he has successfully defended multiple gaming and social media companies—both startups and established companies—in international trademark disputes allowing for their international expansion.

In the copyright arena, Eric has represented multiple clients in response to copyright infringement claims including in the context of DMCA takedowns and other take down policies. He regularly represents entrepreneurs and startup clients facing the threat of copyright infringement claims.

Eric has been quoted and published in leading national and legal publications including Law360, Bloomberg BNA, The Daily Journal and Corporate Counsel. Eric has also presented on trademark and legal ethics to organizations like Today’s General Counsel, Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco. Eric was recently recognized in Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list of valley professionals.

Representative Experience:

* Won multiple precedential decisions in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board:

* A summary judgment decision dismissing fraud and false connection claims.
* ?A summary judgment decision rejecting claim preclusion.
* Represented Google before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, where he won on summary judgment with the Board refusing registration of the "FUNTOOGLE" mark.
* Won a permanent injunction and the transfer of twenty-five domain names against a telecommunications company because of their trademark and ACPA infringement spanning three continents.
* Won a summary judgment and an injunction finding a likelihood of confusion against the other side even though the client was originally accused of being the infringer.
* Won a summary judgment on trade secret claims against a social media company where the plaintiff alleged ownership of the client’s social networking concept.
* Won a motion to dismiss rejecting multiple common law tort claims and a B&P 17200 claim in an ownership dispute over IP rights.
* Successfully defended, pro bono, a girl-empowerment company against right of publicity and trademark infringement claims, allowing the company to continue to pursue its mission under the same trademark.
* Successfully defended, pro bono, the nation’s first gender-neutral Frarority against trademark infringement and unfair competition claims.
* Successfully defended an e-commerce company’s use of its trademark and trade name against a well-funded plaintiff’s claims of trademark infringement and dilution.
* Extensive experience running trademark enforcement and policing programs, including for Intel Corporation, Twitter, Inc. and The American Legion.
* Represented a gaming company in a widely followed copyright infringement suit against competitor toy company involving cloning of a popular mobile puzzle game. The matter ended with the toy company taking down the game.

* Represented two founders against another founder and former executive in a dispute involving defamation claims. The court dismissed the former executive’s claims and issued an order against the former executive prohibiting him from making any defamatory statements.

* Represented an entertainment startup against a well-funded Los Angeles-based entertainment company in a copyright infringement dispute. He successfully argued that our client’s copyright had been infringed.?

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Fenwick & West LLP is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The company's practice areas include antitrust and unfair competition, appellate, complex business litigation, copyright, corporate and securities, employment & labor, executive compensation & benefits, intellectual property and IP litigation. It offers legal advisory services in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, privacy and information security. Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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