Ellie Hourizadeh - McDermott Will & Emery


Ellie Hourizadeh focuses her practice on the enforcement of clients’ intellectual property (IP) rights. Ellie has represented entertainment companies, film, television and radio broadcasting companies, music publishers, and recording artists in numerous contract disputes and copyright and trademark infringement cases. In addition, Ellie has litigated cases arising out of recording contracts, dissolution of partnerships, antipiracy disputes, idea submission claims, distribution agreements, rights of publicity of celebrities, and audit disputes in the motion picture, television, radio, recording, publishing and merchandising industries.

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  • Responsible for the global trademark and copyright portfolio management and enforcement for Fortune 100 companies specializing in toys, online games, medical apparatus, pet products, motion pictures, television and radio broadcasting and apparel manufacturers and distributors
  • Represents the largest Spanish-language television and radio broadcaster in connection with various intellectual property, breach of contract, employment and privacy issues; responsible for enforcement of this client’s trademarks in a number of trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Represented a well-known international couture brand in connection with copyright and right of publicity claims

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  • Los Angeles Magazine, Super Lawyer 2012 to 2014


Loyola Law School – Los Angeles, JD, 1999
University of California – Los Angeles, BA, with honors, 1996


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