Leech Tishman Partner Alan M. Kindred Recognized as a 2014 Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine

Well-Known Intellectual Property Lawyer Recognized as Among Top Attorneys in the Region

Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property attorney Alan M. Kindred was recently recognized as a “Top Attorney” for 2014 by Pasadena Magazine. Alan practices in the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups in Leech Tishman’s Los Angeles office.

Alan focuses his practice on intellectual property, including trademark and copyrights, litigation and international business and trade.

Alan is a highly-respected intellectual property lawyer and is well-known in international intellectual property circles and the international legal community. He regularly counsels domestic and multinational corporations regarding intellectual property law and practice issues. Alan has worked for the oldest intellectual property law firm in the United States, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in Southern California and in-house with one of the world’s most famous fashion designers. He is also a trained mediator from the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, the preeminent dispute resolution program in the United States. Alan has mediated several intellectual property cases to settlement.

During the course of his career, Alan has worked with protecting clients’ rights in the technology, entertainment, publishing, food and beverage, toy, manufacturing, cosmetics and fashion industries. A substantial part of his experience is international and includes brand protection and enhancement, anti-piracy, anti-counterfeiting and anti-cybersquatting. Alan’s expertise includes litigation, prosecution, licensing, intellectual property audits, propriety of advertising and the devising, structuring and implementation of international intellectual property protection programs from both the offshore and onshore perspectives. He has handled numerous transactions and appeared in trial and appellate courts in more than one country. Most recently, Alan appeared before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in an international trademark case. Alan is regularly called on to speak on U.S. and international intellectual property issues, both domestically and overseas.

Alan has amassed a wealth of experience taking U.S. companies into Europe, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Malaysia, Singapore and Russia. He has also brought foreign companies into the U.S. Alan’s domestic U.S. work includes obtaining trademark and copyright registrations and working with U.S. Customs. Among the projects he has handled, Alan has devised and implemented an international anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy program for a manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of quality goods.

Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Alan was a partner at Kindred|Posey, a California-based international and domestic consultancy and legal services firm dealing with intellectual property, litigation and international trade issues. Alan co-founded the firm with fellow Leech Tishman partner Ivan Posey.

Pasadena Magazine annually reaches out to thousands of attorneys to name the top attorneys in the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. Votes are cast through an online balloting website to select the attorneys felt to be best in their chosen field. The 2014 Top Attorneys were  honored at a reception at Noor in Pasadena on November 20, 2014.

“We are delighted to see Alan recognized among the top IP attorneys in the region,” stated Pete Fuscaldo, managing partner of Leech Tishman. “He is an outstanding asset to our intellectual property team and to our clients both in the U.S. and overseas.”

Leech Tishman is a firm dedicated to providing full-service commercial legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. We combine a deep understanding of our clients and their businesses with skilled legal counsel to find solutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, corporate & organizational investigations, employment, energy, environmental, safety & toxic torts, estates & trusts, government relations, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, intellectual property, international legal matters, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit www.leechtishman.com.