Mr. Machat handles primarily trademark and copyright matters. Propelled by his victory before the U.S. Supreme Court – KP Permanent Make-Up Inc. v. Lasting Impression I, Inc., 543 U.S. 111 (2004), he represents a diverse array of clients, including writers, recording artists, producers, computer programmers and entrepreneurs engaged in various industries including beverages, clothing, make-up, video games, music and films. In addition to litigating Intellectual Property matters before the US Courts, Mr. Machat also routinely files trademark applications for his clients, and prosecutes them before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Machat has lectured on trademark law before the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the American Bar Association (ABA) and the State Bar of California. In addition, Mr. Machat has written an article regarding the Fair Use Defense entitled, “The Practical Significance of the Supreme Court’s Decision in KP Permanent Make-Up v. Lasting Impression”. The article was published in The Trademark Reporter.