Duy Thai

Of Counsel

Duy Thai is a highly experienced IP law advisor and litigator who works with a range of clients, including artists, designers, media and creative companies, from startups to large publicly traded industry leaders.

Mr. Thai’s international background and interests and foreign language skills serve Gamma Law clients particularly well. He has counseled a range of clients on selection of trademarks, and filed applications in the U.S. and internationally under the Madrid Protocol. He has managed the global trademark portfolio for a large semiconductor company, coordinating with counsel in multiple foreign jurisdictions. He conducts due diligence in corporate transactions, litigated trademark matters in state and federal courts, and pursued and defended cancellations and oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as domain name disputes before the World Intellectual Property Organization.

An experienced litigator, Mr. Thai has tried IP cases involving patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, in addition to resolving some of those disputes in mediation and arbitration. His work includes representing and author and director in cases involving novel copyright issues in the motion picture industry, and winning dismissal on demurrer of California Unfair Practices Act suit against 200 small businesses facing alleged copyright violation.

He has also litigated professional liability, unfair competition, breach of contract, constitutional law and commercial disputes.

Mr. Thai previously was Counsel with Bingham McCutchen, an 800-attorney international law firm. He served as president of the National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys for six years. He speaks English, French, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Clients appreciate Mr. Thai’s understanding of IP law, particularly when it comes to international deals and cross-cultural issues.

Bar Admissions:
State Bar of California
Northern and Eastern Districts of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States

Education:
J.D., University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1991 (Prosser Prize in Criminal Law, United States Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship)
Bachelor’s Degree, English, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Trinity University

Contact: dthai@gammalaw.com