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Oliver S. Bajracharya

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Oliver is approachable, articulate, and goal-oriented. He helps his clients understand the big picture and then guides them to achieve their objectives.

Oliver Bajracharya is a partner in Lewis Roca's Intellectual Property Practice Group. U.S.-based and international companies turn to Oliver for counsel for managing their intellectual property portfolios, including strategy, maintenance, and enforcement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

Trademark and Patent Prosecution and Counseling

Oliver assists companies and individuals with all facets of patent prosecution and trademark and brand protection, including trademark clearance, strategy, and prosecution. His practice includes counseling clients with respect to a wide variety of issues, including intellectual property portfolio strategy, brand licensing, rights of publicity, and international matters. Oliver’s practice emphasizes craft beer and craft breweries, fashion and apparel, gaming, and medical devices.

Personal Approach

Building relationships is important to Oliver. He values having his clients see him as a person and confidant first, lawyer second. Clients appreciate the realistic expectations he sets at the beginning of the project and how he clearly communicates developments along the way.

As a lawyer with an engineering background, Oliver enjoys the challenges of solving complex problems, allowing him to use his technical knowledge and to collaborate with other intelligent and strategic people.

In his spare time, Oliver is a beekeeper tending to his colony. He also enjoys working in his garden, cooking, and playing soccer.

More About Oliver S. Bajracharya

Education

  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2002
  • B.S., Mechanical / Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2003
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2004

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Community

  • International Trademark Association, Rights of Publicity Committee Member, 2019-present
  • CalPoly Pomona, Apparel Merchandising and Management Advisory Board, 2017-present
  • California Fashion Association, Member, 2014-present; Board Member, 2016-present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, 2015-present
  • Pasadena Bar Association, President, 2014; Board Member, 2006-2015
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section Committee, 2011-present
  • Equitas Academy Charter School, Board Chair, 2012-2018; Board Member, 2010-present

Honors & Recognitions

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017

Publications

Events

  • Co-host, IP of Everything Podcast, 2020-present
  • Speaker, "Tribal Acquisition and Enforcement of Patent Rights," Western Indian Gaming Conference, February 2020
  • Speaker, "Using Intellectual Property as a Sword and a Shield - IP Basics for Business," Outdoor Industry Association Webinar, June 2019
  • Speaker, "Intellectual Property Case Updates 2018," Association of Corporate Counsel - Nevada Chapter, October 2018
  • Lecturer, CalPoly Pomona, Apparel Merchandising and Management, 2017-present
  • Lecturer, Loyola Law Fashion Summer Intensive, June 2015
  • Speaker, "Intellectual Property and Fashion," Pasadena Rotary Club, May 2015
  • Speaker, "The Impact of Intellectual Property Law on the Fashion Industry," Cornell University, March 2015

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