Jonathan Menkes

Top rated Intellectual Property attorney in Irvine, California

Knobbe Martens
Jonathan Menkes
Knobbe Martens

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property

Licensed in California since: 2011

Education: Boston College Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023
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Knobbe Martens

2040 Main Street
14th Floor
Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 949-721-5349 Email: Jonathan Menkes Visit website


Jonathan Menkes provides strategic trademark counseling and brand protection for clients across numerous industries.

Jonathan's practice includes domestic and foreign trademark selection and clearance, trademark audits, unfair competition, false advertising, and notice and takedown procedures involving copyright and trademark claims on social media and domestic and foreign e-commerce websites. His litigation experience includes opposition and cancellation proceedings, ex parte and inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and domain name disputes.

He has represented clients in a broad spectrum of industries, including food and beverage, automotive, communications, computer hardware and software, fashion and apparel, animals and pets, financial, healthcare, medical and retail. Representative clients include Monster Energy, Medterra, AutoWeb, and Rokform.

First Admitted: 2011, California

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speeches & Seminars Co-Speaker, "10 IP Pitfalls Every Startup Should Avoid," Wayfare Labs, Costa Mesa (October 2016). Speaker, "12 Steps to Becoming (an IP) Dragonslayer: 'Navigating Social Media and e-Commerce Websites,'" 29th Annual Orange County Paralegal Association Educational Conference (September 2015). Articles Co-Author, Permanent injunction results in lack of standing, World Trademark Review (October 2016). Co-Author, Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property through an IP Audit: a Guide for Small to Mid-­Sized Businesses, E-­book through ExecSense (2013). Author, Willfulness and the Current State of Trademark Damages Law, American Bar Association (ABA) Intellectual Property Litigation Section (April 2012).  
Educational Background:
  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2011
  • Harvard Business School Alumnus (PLDA 35), 2023
  • UCSD, B.A. Philosophy, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2006
  • UCLA School of Law (Non-matriculating Student), 2011
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Active member and speaker of Orange County Bar Association - Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section , 2023
  • American Bar Association - Intellectual Property Section Trademarks and the Internet Committee Orange County Bar Association - Intellectual Property and Technology Law Chair Elect (2017)  , 2017
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Assist client with landlord dispute arising out of unlawful retainer of deposit monies owed to client. Assist client with recovering monies owed for damage to personal property due to defects in housing unit and for breach of implied warranty of habitability.
Industry Groups:
  • Automotive
  • Fashion And Apparel
  • Financial
  • Food And Beverage
  • Genomics
  • Healthcare
  • legal cannabis and CBD
  • medical and retail

Office location for Jonathan Menkes

2040 Main Street
14th Floor
Irvine, CA 92614


1 Year Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023

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