Justin P. Thiele


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Justin is an Associate in Hanson Bridgett's Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on copyright, trademark, and trade secrets litigation.

In the past, Justin was a judicial extern for the Hon. Christina A. Snyder, where he assisted with legal research, drafting legal memoranda, and bench opinions. He also worked for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office as a legal intern in Bangkok, Thailand under the Overseas IP Attaché for Southeast Asia. While in Bangkok, Justin prepared memos and reports on comparative international IP law, participated in advocacy to influence international IP laws for the benefit of U.S. stakeholders, and prepared memos on the future application of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Asia. In private practice, Justin has focused his practice on IP litigation, specifically in trademark and copyright law, and has represented clients in diverse industries such as entertainment, technology, finance, fashion, and cannabis. Justin has experience with arbitration, copyright licensing and royalties, and trademarks and domain name disputes.


"An Introduction to the Trademark Modernization Act," The Trademark Lawyer Magazine (May 2021)

"Clarifying the Safe Harbor for Online Platform Providers (and Practice Tips for Claimants)," Daily Journal Supplement (April 2019)

"Getting the Right Fit: Tailoring Off-the-Rack Insurance to Cover IP Disputes," Landslide Vol. 11, No. 2 (Nov./Dec. 2018)

"Supreme Court Cuts Through the Noise to Clarify Copyrightability of Designs in Useful Articles," IP File (March 2017)

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Professional Affiliations

Los Angeles County Bar Association

State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Section

National LGBT Bar Association

LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles

Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Judge Christina A. Snyder, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


J.D., First Honors, Loyola Law School Los Angeles (2016)

B.A., Columbia College Chicago (2009)

Admissions And Courts


Los Angeles

(213) 395-7632 Direct Phone
(213) 395-7666 Fax

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