Founder & Principal Attorney
Cornell University, Executive Leadership Certificate.
Southwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor (Dean’s List)
University College London Law Faculty, Participant, International Law Program, London, England
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies (Cum Laude).
U.S. District Court
Honorable Judge William Stewart, Superior Court of California Country of Los Angeles
Negin Saberi, Esq. established Saberi Law, A Professional Law Corporation in order to be able to help protect more businesses. She has over a decade of in-house legal experience, working for world renowned companies such as Oakley, Inc., Beats by Dr. Dre, LifeProof, Inc. and Fossil, Inc. She has also served as an outside corporate counsel for an international non-profit and a startup interactive broadband network company. Negin is a dynamic attorney and adviser, highly adept at creating solutions for complex legal and business issues, and safeguarding intellectual property assets due to expertise in intellectual property law and business transactions. She combines advanced business and legal acumen to design and direct high-impact strategic plans. She uncovers inconsistencies, identifies hidden opportunities, and prepares multi-tiered approaches. She has successfully advised, led and managed international and domestic brand teams while carefully monitoring spending.
At the classic watch, jewlery and apparel company, Fossil, Inc., Negin created, instituted and managed a global anti-counterfeiting and anti-diversion program (inclusive of track and trace) across departments, designed to protect a large portfolio of fashion and luxury brands. Developed and implemented strategies for the defense, protection and enforcement of proprietary and licensed brands (Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani, Diesel, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Tory Burch, Kate Spade etc.) and product designs worldwide. Presented at IP protection conferences and associations.
With Beats by Dr. Dre, the consumer electronics company purchased by Apple, Inc., Negin directed all aspects of global brand protection. Built and lead brand protection department by “in-sourcing” the formerly outsourced program. Decreased enforcement budget while increasing efficiency. Developed and executed integrated brand protection and business strategies in consultation with a variety of internal business leaders and in line with brand values.
Negin further implemented and managed LifeProof's, a consumer electronics accessory company, domestic and international enforcement efforts relating to trademark, copyright and patent design infringement matters. Coordinated raids and arrests of counterfeit sellers. Conducted investigations of infringers and arranged the proper actions against each. Oversaw investigator and attorney performances. Set up and managed the litigation program against Ebay sellers in the US and the UK, which yielded significant monetary damages to LifeProof. Created and managed an online brand protection and monitoring program on various popular e-commerce sites. Trained domestic and international attorneys, investigators, judges, custom agents and law enforcement on LifeProof products and counterfeit detection.
For Oakley, Inc., designer, developer and manufacturer of sports performance equipment and lifestyle pieces including sunglasses, Negin managed its global trademark, copyright and design patent enforcement operations, thru the use of various civil and criminal processes. She developed and implemented the tools and strategies necessary to help protect Oakley’s image, revenues and profitability by reducing the illegal use of Oakley’s intellectual property. Strategized regarding global IP litigation, protection and enforcement. Investigated and took action against accounts that were caught diverting. Identified and investigated criminal activities relating to the theft of intellectual property in addition to the coordination of raids. She also created a government affairs program to lobby, globally, for changes in IP protection/anti-counterfeiting and cyber laws. Further, she headed the anti-cybersquatting enforcement program which resulted in the seizure of numerous Chinese websites that sold counterfeit Oakley products. Additionally, she coordinated filing of “UDRP” actions in order to obtain infringing domain names. Lastly, she collaborated with Design, AFA, Sourcing, Production and Sales teams on intellectual property matters.
Simply 4 Me TV, Inc. was another company that Negin helped. Simply 4 Me TV was a startup broadband network company. Negin safeguarded its intellectual property and other assets. Produced and licensed content for broadcast via mobile phones, internet platforms, and satellite. Advised company on risks and options. Composed and prepared dozens of contracts, and online COPPA-compliant privacy policies. Drafted and reviewed agreements in areas of real property and online broadcasting such as advertising, distribution, content acquisition, licensing, and game development contracts. Authored letters of intent and stock purchase agreements. Negotiated contracts such as broadcasting deals. Conducted trademark searches and clearances, trademark prosecution, trademark cancellations and oppositions. Conducted due diligence.
Negin also serves as an outside legal advisor for an international non-profit organization. She conducts researches on patent marketing, licensing, selling, and U.S. rules regarding operations of U.S. companies abroad. She ensured attainment of optimal patent licensees, developing a strategic patent licensing plan including marketing, presentation, and networking components. She further assists the organization by performing trademark searches, clearances, and prosecutions. She reviews & authorizes marketing material and drafts & negotiates various contracts.
Lastly, Negin's career began at a litigation firm specializing in business and commercial litigation, entertainment, copyright and trademark law, and anti-piracy enforcement. At the firm Negin prepared various motions and drafted discovery documents, legal memoranda, and client letters as associate of firm. She drafted mediation briefs, settlement agreements and real property lease and sale agreements. Applied for US copyrights and trademarks. Authored licensing agreements. Composed responses to Patent and Trademark Office actions.