Kollin Zimmermann focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, particularly cases involving trademark, copyright, unfair competition, false advertising, and trade secret claims, as well as related business disputes. Mr. Zimmermann has litigated cases in a broad range of industries, including apparel, consumer electronics, entertainment, and gaming. He also has substantial experience litigating matters involving e-commerce and other internet-based intellectual property issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Zimmermann worked as an associate in the Los Angeles office of a California-based law firm where his practice concentrated on litigating copyright, trademark, trades dress, design and utility patent, unfair competition, false advertising, and trade secret claims. Previously, Mr. Zimmermann was an associate on the intellectual property and commercial litigation team in the Los Angeles office of a national law firm.
While attending law school, Mr. Zimmermann was a member of the National Moot Court Team and won several awards for his brief writing and advocacy skills. Upon graduation, Mr. Zimmermann received the Virginia C. Nelson Award for being the top student in advanced advocacy courses.
Prior to launching his legal career and as a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Mr. Zimmermann worked as a financial analyst/loan consultant for the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) where he administered a state and federal cooperative relief program designed to aid the economic recovery of New Orleans from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Mr. Zimmermann was recognized as a 2015, 2017 and 2018 Southern California “Rising Star” for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. He has also published several articles addressing Internet-based intellectual property issues and was honored with a Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing in 2013.
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University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (2010)
Auburn University, B.S., Economics (2006)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Litigation Section, Member
California State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Member
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member
Santa Monica Bar Association, Member
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