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Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secrets, Entertainment, Publicity & Defamation, Contracts, & Business

We have the resources, knowledge and experience to respond quickly and forcefully to our clients' needs for litigation services and to meet any challenge. Taft attorneys have represented clients in a broad range of industries involving all aspects of IP rights, and have demonstrated success in bench and jury trials and appeals in federal and state courts, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Taft is recognized for IP litigation in the IAM Patent 1000 rankings.  Our IP & entertainment litigation experience includes:

  • Trademark infringement

  • Copyright infringement

  • Trade dress infringement

  • Entertainment disputes

  • Trademark Opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

  • Domain name dispute proceedings

  • Trade secret violations

  • Representation of concert & festival promoters and venues

  • Right of Publicity 

  • Defamation and Privacy 

  • Contract and Business disputes

  • Band member disputes

  • Record Label lawsuits 

  • Prosecution and Defense of DMCA claims

  • False advertising

  • Unfair competition

  • Patent litigation

  • Patent reexaminations before the U.S. Patent Office

  • Hatch-Waxman litigation and Inter Partes Review

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25 Years
    In Practice        1998--2023

Kathy Cox

Legal Assistant to Leon Bass 


P:  614.220.0228

Leon D. Bass 


P:  614-431-2277 (call/text)

(New clients by appointment only)

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Office Locations:

Taft's Columbus Office is located in the Huntington Center on Capitol Square in downtown Columbus:

41 S. State St.  Ste. 1800

Columbus, OH 43215





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*Leon Bass is licensed as an attorney to practice law in Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands

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