Aaron Moss specializes in representing owners and users of creative content, and has been recognized by virtually every major legal and entertainment business publication as one of the preeminent intellectual property litigators in his field. He has been named to The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 100 Power Lawyers” list, Variety’s “Legal Impact Report,” the Daily Journal’s “Top IP Litigators in California,” and was named among the city’s top IP attorneys in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “40 Angelenos to Know in Intellectual Property Law.”
Mr. Moss litigates high-profile copyright and trademark actions for both plaintiffs and defendants, including studios, independent distributors, production companies, video game publishers, apparel manufacturers, technology firms and individuals. He has particularly extensive experience handling matters involving the ownership, licensing and termination of rights in fictional characters, including such globally-recognized properties as Godzilla, Spider-Man, Lassie, Frosty the Snowman, and Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Mr. Moss also provides advice and counsel in connection with intellectual property acquisitions and transfers, conducts complex chain of title analyses, and engages in pre-publication clearance reviews for authors, publishers, filmmakers, and video game companies – often enabling them to avoid costly lawsuits.
In addition to his copyright and trademark practices, Mr. Moss has litigated high-stakes profit participation cases, prosecuted and defended idea submission claims, and has represented award-winning actors and performers in right of publicity actions involving the unauthorized use of their names, voices and likenesses. He also handles defamation, invasion of privacy and other media-related disputes, as well as cybersquatting, false advertising, unfair competition and breach of contract actions across a wide range of industries.