Legal Experience

Here are examples of some notable cases and transactions the firm has handled.

Civil Litigation

Intellectual Property Cases

  • Defended apparel design, manufacturing, and retail companies against copyright infringement claims.
  • Represented apparel manufacturing company against garment broker in prosecuting breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
  • Represented Los Angeles apparel designer and wholesaler in the prosecution of copyright and trademark infringement claims against competitors.

Corporate Governance Disputes

  • Represented shareholders, members, partners, directors, officers, and business entities in corporate governance and separation litigation.
  • Represented owner of event production company in corporate dissolution lawsuit.
  • Represented shareholder, director, and officer of real estate brokerage in corporate dispute with other shareholders.

Business and Commercial Disputes

  • Prosecuted and defended against claims on behalf of two partners in an insurance brokerage partnership dispute involving accusations of fraud and breach of contract.
  • Represented Canadian, U.K., European, Japanese, and Taiwanese companies in numerous business, commercial, and intellectual property cases in California federal and state courts.
  • Handled recognition and enforcement in California Superior Court of sister-state judgment on behalf of Taiwanese company against Nevada debtor. Collected the full amount of the judgment for the creditor.

Employment and Labor Cases

  • Defended Canadian retailer against California Labor Commissioner wage and hour claims.
  • Defended tow truck company against California Labor Commissioner wage and hour claims.
  • Represented Los Angeles video game and film production studio in defense of wage and hour claims brought against it by a former production employee.

Trademark and False Advertising

  • Represented small online retailer in defending against claims for trademark infringement by nationwide consumer goods retailer.
  • Represented nationwide retailer in defending registered trademark infringement, false designation of origin, and unfair competition claims.
  • Represented clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the TTAB.

Miscellaneous Civil Litigation

  • Represented minority shareholder in breach of contract, fraud, and conversion corporate governance case involving owners of a car wash chain.
  • Represented documentary film production company and its president in copyright infringement, breach of contract, and trespass to chattels dispute against a film editor.
  • Defended business and its shareholders in defense of a federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit.

Protect Your Business and Assets with Proven Legal Expertise.

Our services are transparent, efficient, and tailored specifically to each client’s needs. We don’t handle cookie cutter cases—most of our work involves complex and often novel claims, defenses, and legal issues. We value our integrity and the honest analysis of the facts and law. We develop practical solutions aimed at settling matters before making significant investments in the case. If that is not possible, however, then we vigorously and strategically advance our clients’ interests and artfully present their cases at trial to maximize the best possible outcomes.

Business Transactions & Corporate Law Services

Entity Formation and Structuring

  • Structures and formations of corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and general and limited partnerships.

Intellectual Property Management

  • Copyright and trademark clearances, chain of title analysis, and management of intellectual property portfolios.
  • Trademark searches and vetting.
  • Registrations of trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Registrations of copyrights with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Commercial Agreements and Transactions

  • Licensing, sales, and dispositions of copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.
  • Analyze, research, negotiate, and draft a variety of art law transactions, including copyright registrations, domestic and international copyright and trademark licenses, commissions, exhibitions, sales and donative transfers, and employment and independent contractor agreements.
  • Negotiated and drafted numerous indemnity agreements and settlement agreements.

High-Profile Transactions

  • Represented LLC in redemption of founding member’s interest, sale of LLC’s assets to a buyer with $102 million/year in revenue.
  • Represented studio producing content for video game and film industries in various transactions.
  • Structured and drafted joint ownership and licensing agreements for mobile app developers.
  • Researched, negotiated, and drafted non-disclosure and licensing agreements between fashion designers and textile manufacturers.

*Identities of parties to litigation and business matters are not disclosed here to protect the privacy of clients and the parties.

Clients Say

We are proud to share the experiences of our valued clients. Their testimonials reflect our commitment to excellence, dedication, and exceptional legal service.

Last year, Shanen and I were working on an assignment to domesticate a sister-state judgement with the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles and, thereafter, enforcement of the judgment. Shanen was frank and friendly. We exchanged and shared legal knowledge. The debt, under hot pursuit, was fully recovered. Shanen knew the CCP rules well. Currently, Shanen and I were working on another litigation case. I hope to continue working with Shanen into another area of laws in the years ahead.
Oliver Lin

I am quite impressed with Shanen Prout as a copyright attorney. His knowledge is well versed and was right what I needed. His personalized service is ideal and bar none. I so appreciate how he came to the table for me to make things come together and wanted the best outcome for me and others involved. I completely recommend Law Office of Shanen R Prout!
Veronica Brooks