Erica Van Loon Named 2019 Intellectual Property Attorney of the Year by Los Angeles Business Journal


Los Angeles (Oct. 23, 2019)The Los Angeles Business Journal named Erica Van Loon as its 2019 Intellectual Property Attorney of the Year at its Leaders in Law Awards Dinner held at the LA Grand Hotel on October 22, 2019.

Van Loon leads Lathrop Gage’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice group and focuses her practice on complex copyright, trademark, patent, rights of publicity, trade secrets, invasion of privacy, defamation, business interference and other media and entertainment claims. She represents clients across a broad range of industries including entertainment and media, software and hardware, apparel and footwear, toys and video games, consumer electronics, beauty and personal care, and food and beverage.

She joined Lathrop Gage in September 2018 as the firm expanded its Los Angeles office and its Intellectual Property team. In January 2019, Van Loon won a bench trial on behalf of defendant Reuben Klamer. The court found that Mr. Klamer was the author and copyright owner of the iconic board game, The Game of Life.

The Los Angeles Business Journal Leaders in Law awards honor the accomplishments of leading attorneys within the Los Angeles business community. Winners are selected from five categories: Intellectual Property; Real Estate; Labor & Employment; Corporate and Litigation. Honorees are recognized for exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership and contributions to the Los Angeles community-at-large.

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