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Robert A. Rivas

ROBERT A. RIVAS

Partner — Los Angeles

EXPERIENCE

Robert A. Rivas is a Partner at RMKB in the Intellectual Property and Litigation Groups.

Mr. Rivas represents clients including foreign government agencies in domestic and international business and commercial and intellectual property litigation matters before Federal and State Courts and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as in arbitration proceedings in the US and abroad.  Mr. Rivas manages clients' global intellectual property portfolios including by representing clients in the protection of trademarks and trade dress and implementation of anti-counterfeit strategies.  Mr. Rivas also coordinates and manages local counsel in foreign jurisdictions handling matters for his clients.

On the transactional side, Mr. Rivas has developed a well-established practice in the wine, beer and spirits industry representing start-ups to global brand owners in intellectual property, transactional as well as related litigation matters.  Mr. Rivas represents some of the most well-known spirits distillers, wineries and breweries and brand owners, and has wide experience negotiating and drafting agreements for the production, importation and distribution of wine, beer and spirits.  Mr. Rivas is a frequent lecturer and MCLE presenter on topics related to the industries.

Mr. Rivas is fluent in Spanish (oral and written with professional proficiency).