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Josh Escovedo


Weintraub Tobin

Josh Escovedo is a Shareholder with Weintraub Tobin. Josh is an experienced trial attorney and a member of the Firm’s Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Real Estate practice groups.

While Josh is based in the Sacramento office, he serves various clients throughout the State of California and across the United States.

Josh maintains a general Litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on disputes involving real property and intellectual property (specifically, trademark and copyright). In addition to those two practice areas, Josh handles a broad range of commercial litigation matters for clients in various industries, including, but not limited to, hospitality, real estate, sports and entertainment, agriculture, and construction.

In addition to Josh’s litigation practice, Josh assists clients with trademark and copyright clearance, registration, licensing, and enforcement. As a result, Josh has extensive experience dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office. Josh has also successfully handled various matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Josh is a frequent contributor to The IP Law Blog, and JD Supra named him a Top Trademark Author in 2019, 2020, and 2022. With fellow IP attorney Scott Hervey, Josh hosts The Briefing from the IP Law Blog podcast on current trademark, copyright, and patent law, as well as IP litigation and intellectual property in the news.

Recent Articles by Josh Escovedo

The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: Las Vegas Raiders Sued by Law Firm for Trademark Infringement Claim Threat

The Dimopoulos Law Firm, a personal injury firm based in Las Vegas, Nevada, has filed a lawsuit against the NFL alleging that the league threatened to sue the firm for trademark infringement. The dispute arose after the firm hired three professional athletes, including Maxx Crosby of the Las Vegas Raiders, to appear in an advertisement that used the firm’s black and silver color scheme. According to the law firm, the advertisement did not feature any logos or trademarks of the NFL, the Raiders, or any other sports teams. Despite this, the NFL sent a cease-and-desist letter to Dimopoulos accusing the firm of unauthorized use of the Raiders’ marks.

The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: Getty Images Sues Stability AI for Copyright Infringement in Stable Diffusion Training

On the latest episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the lawsuit filed earlier this year by global visual content creator Getty Images against startup technology company Stability AI for allegedly scraping over 12 million photographs from Getty’s portfolio without consent or compensation. Getty Images claims that Stability AI copied its photographs and associated text and metadata to train its Stable Diffusion model, which uses AI to generate computer-synthesized images in response to text prompts.