More about Philip Green
Real and Intellectual Property:
Real Property – Acquisition, financing, zoning and planning, Entities (LLC, Corporations etc.) and environmental issues.
Environmental compliance (CEQA), Commercial Property, and zoning.
Member: California State Bar Real Estate, Business and Intellectual Property Sections.
Planning Commissioner, Town of Fairfax, CA
Former Member, Moderate Income Housing Committee.
Published Real Property Appellate Case: Lucas Valley Homeowners vs. County of Marin (1991) 1st Dist. 233 Cal. App. 3rd 130, 284 Cal. Rptr. 427 Cited in Witkin, Continuing Education of the Bar's Zoning and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) .
Intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, patents for license agreements and litigation), contracts, software and in all industries with heavy IP components. Transactions, litigation and mediation.
International e-commerce law and business (corporations, LLC, partnerships and other entities)
Former Chair of the Cal. State Bar Bus. Law Section Cyberspace Committee (2000-2002).
INTA Mediator, experience in EU, Australia, China, Middle East and across the USA. (Cases in LA, NY, Chicago, Florida). We have clients from Hawaii to New York, and Alaska to San Diego.
Phil Green believes that proper contracting can help to prevent the huge expense of litigation. We are based in Marin County, and serve the Pacific Rim, EU and nationwide clients. Mr. Green has lectured on trademark law, copyright law, patent and trade secrets law, international agreements, mediation, insurance, Zoning-Planning law and e-commerce law. Lectures include worldwide including to factory managers in China, educating them on US standards, infringement issues and ISO, labor standards and manufacturing.
CHINA FACTORY LECTURES: I have had the privilege of delivering lectures to Chinese factory managers on the topics of how to avoid IP Law issues in the USA and How California Employment Law and our HR systems empower companies here by treating workers with respect. This covers Copyright, Trademark and Patents, litigation and licensing, not making "knock off" products and watching imports to the USA for any goods covered by US IP law. It also covers HR aspects of wage-hour laws, time off and breaks, and benefits.
Chairman of Cyberspace Law committee 2001-2002: Co-Chair, 2002-2003 Vice Chair: California State Bar Business Law Section -Standing Committee on Cyberspace Law, helped Legislature of State of California understand UCITA, Helped make recommendations for Internet and E-Commerce laws. These include privacy laws, authentication, and data breach notification legislation that became law in California. The Committee also lobbied for changes in law to reflect technical realities of the Internet and Contracts, licenses, Intellectual property, Databases, Banking law and other ongoing work.
He has prevented many disputes through thoughtful, planned contracts, This saves millions in precious business dollars. Planning for resolution leads to resolving more often and spares the expensive conflicts that flare into litigation. Mr Green has litigated when the need arises in courts accross the US. With the aid of allied foreign counsel, in Asia, Europe and Australia we have enforced our clients rights globally and have licensed trademarks in our trademark law practice globally. The goal is to resolve as many disputes as possible. Through careful, results-oriented, precedent-setting litigation and planning and by paying close attention to the client and its climate and industry, business should be enhanced by legal help not hindered.
Mr. Green, through GREEN MEDIATION ™ also is a NEUTRAL with a practice of Mediation and arbitration, with over 33 years of litigation and dispute resolution experience to tap from. "My career is oriented to foster business by making transactions go smoothly and contracting to avoid litigation in the future. My over 33 years of extensive and complex litigation experience teach that business can save money while having full legal representation." Now Mr. Green is an INTA (International Trademark Association) Mediator for international trademark disputes. While cases must be fought vigorously, business resources are many times wasted and resolution and prevention is frequently preferable. Sometimes litigation can cause bankruptcy. These huge losses, that likely will spiral out of control, can be prevented by adequate contracting, intellectual property protection, risk loss analysis and insurance coverage.
Specialties: Business, adr, arbitration, Corporate Counsel, conflict management, contract management, Copyright, Internet Law, customer relations, e- commerce, e-business, Intellectual Property, Trademarks, patent licensing and litigation, business litigation, MEDIATION, HR management, publicity, real estate, strategic business planning, UCC, International (EU-Asia). Lots of China experience.
Remember: "See an attorney BEFORE a business deal is signed to help prevent issues and SAVE MONEY."
Green & Green ®
Founding Partner, 1980, Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual property practice includes: Copyright, Trademark, e-Commerce, many industry based clients with licensing, Internet Law (transactions, litigation), complex interstate and international copyright and trademark litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
Business practice includes: Corporations, Partnerships, L.L.C. and joint ventures formation, maintenance, compliance and dissolution and strategic alliance agreements, advertising and others.
Major Positions Held:
Member State Bar Cyberspace Committee, 2014
Co-Chair, Marin County Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, 2013- 2014
Chairman of Cyberspace Law committee 2001-2002: Co-Chair, 2002-2003 Vice Chair: California State Bar Business Law Section -Standing Committee on Cyberspace Law, helped Legislature of State of California understand UCITA, Helped make recommendations for Internet and E-Commerce laws. These include privacy laws, authentication, and data breach notification legislation that became law in California, lobbied for changes in law to reflect technical realities of the Internet and Contracts, licenses, Intellectual property, Databases, Banking law and other ongoing work.
Cal Bar Business Law Section, Executive Committee (EXCOM). 2001-2006
Member of Marin County Bar Association Board of Directors, 2001-2002:
Co-Chair, 2002-2003 Vice Chair: California State Bar Business Law Section -
Cyberspace Law Standing Committee, 2002-2006 Member, Cal Bar Business Law
Section, Executive Committee (EXCOM). Currently advisor to the Standing Committee on Cyberspace Law.
2003: Dominican University of California - Adjunct Professor of Cyberlaw, to MBA and BA candidates upper division course in the e-business department. Course: Business 4005 "Managing Legal Issues in Cyberspace" Covers A-Z Cyberspace, computer and Internet law.
2003-Present: Teach IP Law section of Business Law course at College of Marin, in a survey class on Copyright, Trademark, Patents, Trade Secrets, Technology and international Licensing Law.
Presenter: “Advocacy in Mediation”, 2004 with Beverly Green, Steve Rosenberg and Laura Farrow.
U.C.L.A., B.A., English Literature and Political Science: Public Administration, 1975. Study in international business and the functioning of the U.N., cities, their development, revision and redevelopment. Participated in Rand Corporation study of international concerns (1973-74), election campaign publicity and analysis.
Western State University Fullerton, CA J. D. LAW, 1979 Student Body Scholarship, Honor Roll. Concentration on: Contracts, Entertainment law, copyright, intellectual property, names and likeness, entertainment business, right of publicity protection, commerce and trade law, estate taxation, business, UCC. Graduated upper third of class.
AAA "Mediation and Arbitration Day", 1993.
AAA "Making Mediation work", 1994.
Steven Rosenberg "Mediation & Conflict Resolution Training" (40 Hrs extensive), 1995.
Steven Rosenberg Advanced Mediation Training (20 hours), 2010.
Mr. Green is a mediator in intellectual property and business disputes and is a Superior Court Discovery Facilitator in Marin County.
Mr. Green is a Member of and has appeared in all U.S. DISTRICT COURTS in California, and represents many intellectual property - based e-businesses globally.
He has appeared Pro Hac Vice in New York and Chicago district courts.
Government Offices held:
Elected in 1987- 1994 to the City of San Rafael, Redevelopment Agency/Downtown Business Improvement District.
2011 - Currently Member of the Town of Fairfax Low Cost Housing Advisory Committee.
Chapters, Contributions to Books:
Electronic Commerce Taxation and Planning, Chapter 5, "Protection of Privacy and Security," by David Hardesty, CPA Publ. by Warren, Gorham & Lamont (1999)
E-Commerce and Internet Law, by Ian Ballon, Contributor, WESTLAW (2013)
"Talent Agencies and the New California Act" (1988, 1997 rev.)
Entertainment Law Reporter, and
Clark/Boardman's Entertainment, Publishing & Arts Handbook
"Trademark and the Rocker" (1990 NARAS Journal, and Clark Boardman's Entertainment, Publishing & Arts Handbook)
Mr. Green produced a PBS video special on "Copyright and Artists Rights" in 1984 for California Lawyers For the Arts.
APPEALS CASES PUBLISHED:
Published Appellate Case: Lucas Valley Homeowners vs. County of Marin (1991) 1st Dist. 233 Cal. App. 3rd 130, 284 Cal. Rptr. 427 Cited in Witkin, Continuing Education of the Bar's Zoning and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) .
HISTORICAL IN THE NEWS:
In the News: Chet Helms (Family Dog) vs. Chronicle Books, (1989) settled major issue of 1960's Rock poster copyrights. Lucas Valley Homeowners vs. County of Marin (Chabad r.p.i.), 284 Cal. Rptr. 427 a published first amendment case (1991).
Mr. Green has appeared on "Marin Lawyers" television program in 1998 on the Marin Access Channel providing information on entertainment law.
Interviewed by News Media:
Boston Globe, July, 1999 "Databases" topic
San Francisco Chronicle, June, 1999 "Case Could Stop Cybersquatters"
Jerusalem Post, May, 1981
Marin Independent Journal, 1995-1997 many articles.
With partner Beverly, interviewed on KRON News 2001 regarding a sudden number of entertainers renegotiating contracts.
Appeared with Greg Brockbank on TV Marin Access Channel, 2001 to discuss trends in IP law.
Experience Prior to Green & Green:
Stokes & Welch, San Francisco. BANKRUPTCY /REAL ESTATE, 1984-85: specialty firm: Associated to help get through the many trials, appeals and literally tribulations of the infamous "George I. Benny" Bankruptcy case involving many millions, smuggled diamonds, stolen Mercedes and complex banking law, fraught with press coverage, Real Property Work-Outs involving multiple ranches, hotels, condominiums, across state lines with the FBI looking on. Many other Bankruptcies involving mainly real property, representing Bankruptcy Trustee.
Associate, Law Offices of Herron & Herron, San Francisco, LITIGATION 1982-84: Associated as a specialist in entertainment law for the infamous "Creedence Clearwater Offshore-Trust" case, fraught with publicity, international intrigue, entertainment law issues, the FBI and MI5. Mr. Green primarily handled detailed discovery, trial preparation for a major case involving entertainment musical group Creedence Clearwater Revival international trusts, professional liability, copyright rights, Federal "complex litigation" including "Swine Flu" cases, and business litigation.
Litigation Associate/Insur.Defense/Fraud Law Offiices of Joe D'Andre 1981-82: Litigation insurance defense firm with dozens of Workers Compensation cases, hearings, trials, discovery in medical related personal injury and insurance fraud.