Jordan Raphael


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Jordan Raphael is an experienced commercial litigator whose practice focuses on intellectual property matters such as trademark litigation and prosecution, patent litigation, copyright law, and counseling related to IP licensing. Jordan assists clients in critical and complex matters, and is known for his skills and experience in intellectual property surveys and damages analysis.

Jordan believes that not all disputes should be resolved in court and that oftentimes a quick, creative resolution best serves his clients’ needs. He represents domestic and international companies across diverse industries including technology, consumer electronics, apparel, and grocery, among others.



  • French

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the 2016 Southern California Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers


Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • University of Southern California, J.D.: Order of the Coif; Senior Editor, Southern California Law Review
  • University of Southern California, M.A., Journalism
  • McGill University, B.A., Mathematics and English:  joint honors; Dean's Honor Roll

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Candace D. Cooper, California Courts of Appeal, Second District


  • International Trademark Association, Young Practitioners Committee (2012-2013)
  • Syllabus Committee, USC-BHBA Institute on Entertainment Law & Business (2010-2015)
  • Board of Governors, The Jester & Pharley Phund 

Writing Fellowship

  • University of Southern California, Legal Writing and Advocacy Program (2005-2007)


  • “The Calabasas Smoking Ban: A Local Ordinance Points the Way for the Future of Environmental Tobacco Smoke Regulation,” Note, 80 So.Cal.L.Rev.393
  • “Trademark & Unfair Competition Law,” Entertainment Litigation, Oxford University Press, chapter, co-author (July 2011)
  • “Likelihood of Confusion?—Three Areas of Uncertainty in Trademark Law,” IP Litigator, co-author (September/October 2010)
  • “Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book,” Chicago Review Press, co-author
  • Prevailed in a jury trial representing a major retail clothing brand in asserting trademark infringement claims against a competitor. Jury found that the defendant intentionally infringed and caused dilution of the mark (C.D. Cal.)
  • Currently representing a major brand of retail clothing in a Ninth Circuit appeal seeking to reverse a jury verdict of trademark infringement relating to one of the client's labels
  • Represents a major retail grocery chain in all aspects of its trademark activities, including litigations against unauthorized resellers, registration oppositions, ICANN domain name proceedings, domestic and international registrations, and brand enforcement
  • Part of team that secured a headline-grabbing victory for Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, defeating patent infringement claims involving the ATSC standards for digital television broadcast technology. The team prevailed on every issue at trial, defeated all post-trial motions, and a win was affirmed on appeal (E.D. Tex.)
  • Defended a major apparel and accessories retailer and six of its licensees against claims of trademark and trade dress infringement, and state-law unfair competition related to accessory products (S.D.N.Y.)