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Robert A. Rivas - Representative Experience

  • Issues
  • Venue
  • Client Type
  • Practice Areas
  • Full Description
  • Result
  • international, commercial litigation
  • Superior Court of California
  • Construction and Environmental Services
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Client US construction and environmental disaster remedial services provider brought action against Cancun Hilton for breach of contract involving disaster remedial services after Hurricane Wilma.

  • Settled favorably.

  • International commercial litigation financial
  • Superior Court of California
  • Foreign Bank
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Client foreign bank sued US account debtor of foreign borrower for foreclosure of international accounts receivable and fraudulent transfer during concurrently pending foreign bankruptcy proceeding involving borrower and debtor of client.

  • Confidential Settlement.

  • International commercial litigation arbitration
  • American Arbitration Association International Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • Foreign Bank
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Defense of arbitration matter brought by US developers of Cabo San Lucas Country Club against client foreign bank alleging client failed to transfer beneficiary interest of land trust over resort to purchasers and developers of Mexican resort.   

  • Settled favorably.

  • Trademark media technology international
  • United States District Court
  • Optical Media Manufacturer
  • Copyright, Domain Name and Trademark LitigationIntellectual Property
  • Client US optical media manufacturer and brand owner brought action in US District Court alleging trademark and trade dress infringement against Taiwanese manufacturer and competitor.

  • Settled favorably and obtained permanent injunction.

  • wine beer and spirits transactional manufacturing
  • Spirits Brand Owner and Manufacturer
  • International
  • Developed the structure of a spirits brand and negotiated and drafted international production, manufacturing, importation and distribution as well as master distiller agreements.   Registered trademark and trade dress in United States and abroad and negotiated and drafted IP licensing agreements. 

  • Wine Beer and Spirits, litigation
  • Superior Court of California
  • Spirits Manufacturer
  • Business and Commercial LitigationWine, Beer & Spirits
  • Client, famous spirits brand manufacturer, sued US importer for rescission of US importation and distribution network allowing Tequila Cazadores to be sold to Bacardi and restructuring of US importation and distribution.  

  • Confidential Settlement allowing Tequila Cazadores to be sold to Bacardi.

  • Trade Dress, Spirits
  • United States District Court, Central District
  • Spirits Brand Manufacturer
  • Intellectual PropertyWine, Beer & Spirits
  • Celebrity-owned vodka brand, Crystal Head Vodka, sued client Kah Tequila brand manufacturer alleging trade dress infringement over design and shape of a spirits bottle claiming the calavera shaped tequila bottle infringed trade dress of crystal skull vodka bottle. 

  • Successful on motion to dismiss second amended complaint allowing brand to launch and go on to sell hundreds of thousands of cases.

  • wine beer and spirits transactional manufacturing
  • Spirits Brand Owner and Manufacturer
  • InternationalWine, Beer & Spirits
  • Developed the structure of a spirits brand and negotiated and drafted international production, manufacturing, importation and distribution as well as master distiller agreements.   Negotiated and drafted trademark sales proceeds agreement.