Christopher C. Larkin

Mr. Larkin is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice focuses on United States and international trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and right of publicity litigation and counseling, and United States and foreign trademark prosecution. He has extensive experience in litigation before federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. He has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, including alcoholic beverages, restaurants, professional sports, automotive products, aerospace and defense, electronic musical equipment, cosmetics and health and beauty aids, apparel, and motion picture and television production and distribution.

Mr. Larkin is active in a number of professional organizations and has lectured on intellectual property law to associations such as the International Trademark Association, the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California. He is a past president of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, helped develop and has co-chaired the Practicing Law Institute’s program on practice before the Patent and Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law. He has served on the Amicus Brief Committee of the International Trademark Association on two occasions and was the principal author of INTA’s amicus curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court in Qualitex Co. v. Jacobson Products Co., 514 U.S. 159 (1995), in which the Supreme Court agreed with INTA’s position that single colors are eligible for trademark registration under appropriate circumstances.

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Areas of Practice 1) Commercial Litigation, 2) Copyright, 3) Intellectual Property and 4) Trademark
Law School Columbia Law School (J.D., 1980)
Education Stanford University (B.A., 1997)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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