Mr. Stillman handles complex criminal and civil litigations, with a specialty in entertainment, intellectual property and bankruptcy related matters. Among his entertainment clients are Deepak Chopra, The Beach Boys, Madonna, Steven Seagal, Barbra Streisand, and SuperTramp.
Brother Records v. Jardine, 318 F.3d 900 (9th Cir. 2003), cert. denied, 540 U.S. 824, affirming judgment precluding a founding member of The Beach Boys from touring using variations of Beach Boys trademark, established standards for nominative and classic fair use defenses to trademark infringement.
Aalmuhammed v. Lee, 202 F.3d 1227 (9th Cir. 2000), defined standard for joint co-authorship of copyrighted works (screenplay of Malcom X in this case).
Micro Star v. Formgen Inc., 154 F.3d 1107 (9th Cir. 1998), set new copyright law on the ability of video game developers to control the distribution of additional levels of video games.