Imran F. Vakil

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Costa Mesa, CA

Nexio, PC
 | 245 Fischer Avenue, Suite C3
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 855-249-8816
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (70%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%)
Attorney Profile

As managing attorney at Nexio, PC, Imran F. Vakil handles legal issues related to trademarks, business litigation and intellectual property. Over the years, he earned an excellent record in verdicts and settlements for his clients, working as counsel in over 400 federal and state cases. Those in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and San Diego counties come to him for advice regarding copyrights, trade secrets, business rights and trademarks.

Mr. Vakil earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California, then went on to Pepperdine University to earn a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance. Finally, he earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School and now practices in the areas of unfair competition and false advertising, patents and patent disputes, intellectual property law, copyrights and copyright disputes, commercial litigation and business disputes, and trademarks and trademark disputes. 

Mr. Vakil has an Avvo “Superb” rating, and for his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. Admitted to practice by The State Bar of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and all federal courts in California, Mr. Vakil is unique in that he has experience that comes from working in business for a decade before beginning his law career.

To build relationships with clients and colleagues, Mr. Vakil is a member of several professional organizations, including the Orange County Bar Association, the intellectual property section of The State Bar of California, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Section of Intellectual Property Law of the American Bar Association.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Intellectual Property Litigation (70%)

Business Litigation (20%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Intellectual Property (10%): Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law


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Rising Stars: 2009 - 2017

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About Imran Vakil

Admitted: 2007, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated
  • AVVO “Superb” rated
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2009-2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Section
  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • California State Bar, Intellectual Property Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Candidate to Practice, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • California

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Litigated a commercial dispute between a manufacturer and distributor in the sporting apparel marketed, with our client receiving an arbitration award in its favor of over $3.6 million dollars.
  • Defended an electronics manufacturer in a copyright infringement matter, mitigating $8,000,000 in potential damages and finally settling on zero damages
  • Litigated a trademark infringement case against Fossil and a number of retailers, successfully settling the case
  • Litigated a trade secret case wherein our litigation team secured a $7 million verdict for our client, which had been damaged when former employees used the company’s trade secrets to steal customers.
  • Litigated a widely publicized lawsuit involving the “Material Girl” trademark against Madonna and other related entities, successfully settling the case.
  • Litigated and received a $1.2 million dollar judgment in a contractual dispute against the client’s customer.
  • Represented a large lighting manufacturer against two patent trolls, yielding a multi-million dollar settlement in the client’s favor.
  • Represented film personality seeking to remove unauthorized use of her likeness in cyberspace.
  • Defended trademark infringement claims relating to a cigar catering services, and compelled the plaintiff (on related counterclaims) to settle, which included paying the client’s damages and attorneys’ fees.
  • Represented a nation-wide event planning service in a trademark infringement and cyber squatting claims.
  • Defended manufacturer against patent infringement claims involving personalized streaming video and audio to mobile phones.
  • Represented a tool manufacturer in a series of patent infringement lawsuits, successfully settling the case.
  • Litigated and received a $572,000.00 verdict against client’s former executive.
  • Defended and successfully settled a case including patent, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition claims involving remote-controlled video conferencing equipment.

Educational Background:

  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. M.B.A., Finance, 2002
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1997
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Office Location for Imran F. Vakil

245 Fischer Avenue
Suite C3
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 855-249-8816


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Last Updated: 5/22/2018

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