Michael Machat

Michael Machat

One of the few private attorneys that has taken a case to the US Supreme Court
  • Trademarks, Entertainment & Sports Law, Business Law ...
  • California, New York
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Michael Machat is one of the few private attorneys that has taken a case to the U.S. Supreme Court and won. His practice covers all aspects of trademark law from the selection and filing of trademarks to fighting all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to protect his clients' rights.

Mr. Machat represents various types of clients, including start ups, artists, entrepreneurs, wealthy businessmen and even other lawyers. In addition to working on transactional matters, he has tried numerous jury trial cases to verdict, most recently winning over $700,000 representing a client suing for trademark infringement.

Mr. Machat enjoys challenges and has had great success taking on large billion dollar companies, foreign governments, and even state governments who have been represented by larger law-firms. He took one client's case to the US Supreme Court, won a 9-0 decision and changed the law, establishing fair use as a viable defense in trademark infringement cases.

Mr. Machat has obtained various Six and Seven Figure Confidential Settlements representing clients up against Fortune 500 companies.
He has taken on cases that other lawyers passed on, finding value and obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars, and even millions, for hiis clients in the process.

In one of his most intriguing cases, he successfully represented a former holocaust survivor who was sued by the Federal Government of Germany for fraud, won that case and then successfully won a follow up case chasing the money the client was cheated out of by unrelated individuals.

Mr. Machat has experience as a criminal defense lawyer and as a music lawyer representing artists, writers, music publishers, record companies, promotors, etc. He brings a creative flair to the practice of law, and when appropriate, uses novel ideas to help his clients.

Practice Areas
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Entertainment & Sports Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Intellectual Property
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2006492
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9th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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UCLA School of Law
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Duke University
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Professional Associations
US Supreme Court Bar
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 2006492
- Current
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California State Bar
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Trademarks Music and Wine Law Litigation & Advice
Contact & Map
9171 Wilshire Blvd Ste 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Telephone: (310) 860-1833
Machat & Associates, PC
8730 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 250
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Telephone: (310) 860-1833