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

23 Years
In Practice  * 1998--2021

Leon D. Bass / Of Counsel*

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP


P:  614-431-2277

65 E. State St.  Ste. 1000

Columbus, OH 43215


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Kathy Cox

Legal Assistant to Leon Bass 


P:  614.220.0228

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

Brown, Blaique J.

Kathy Cox