Steven M. Weinberg

Top rated Intellectual Property attorney in Malibu, California

Holmes Weinberg, PC
Steven M. Weinberg
Holmes Weinberg, PC

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in California since: 2005

Education: St. John's University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2024

Holmes Weinberg, PC

30765 Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 411
Malibu, CA 90265 Visit website


Attorney Steven M. Weinberg is one of the founders of the Malibu law office of Holmes Weinberg, PC. He and co-founder Henry Holmes established their firm in 2008 in order to provide legal services to businesses and individuals located in California, nationally and internationally. Mr. Weinberg focuses his practice on transactions, deals, counseling and litigation, and also serves as general legal counsel to emerging and established businesses and individuals primarily in entertainment, fashion, digital apps development, character and brand licensing, health and wellness and language services industries.  He regularly represents clients in a broad range of matters both as a counselor and litigator, including

  • Digital and social media
  • Entertainment, including film, television, publishing and music
  • Trademarks and copyrights, including protection, enforcement and infringement matters
  • Publicity rights
  • Advertising and promotions
  • Licensing, sponsorships and endorsements
  • Trade secrets
  • Intellectual property
  • Business formation
  • Business and other commercial disputes
  • Buying and selling small and mid-size non-public businesses

Mr. Weinberg began his legal career in 1981 after earning his Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law and his approval to practice law in New York State. In 1994, the State Bar of Arizona approved him to practice law there, and The State Bar of California followed suit in 2004.

In the years since Mr. Weinberg's career began, he has established himself as a leading attorney in his areas of practice.  He has represented clients in a number of high-profile litigation matters and cases and has negotiated countless business deals for hundreds of satisfied clients. In addition to Mr. Weinberg's work in the courtroom, he is also a mediator and arbitrator. His experience in alternative dispute resolution regularly saves his clients both money and time. In fact, 90+ percent of his cases reach a settlement without going to court.

He has received numerous honors and awards in recognition of his legal abilities and dedication to his clients. A number of peer rated organizations have named him among the top trademark attorneys in the world, and The Best Lawyers in America* has included him on its list of the nation's top litigation and intellectual property lawyers since 2008. He is also an accomplished author on legal topics, a regular guest speaker and a former adjunct professor at leading law schools.


Practice areas

Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Business/Corporate, Entertainment & Sports, Business Litigation

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Copyrights, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law, Intellectual Property Law, Limited Liability Companies, Non-Compete Agreements, Partnership, Trade Secret, Trademarks

  • 20% Intellectual Property
  • 30% Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 20% Business/Corporate
  • 20% Entertainment & Sports
  • 10% Business Litigation

First Admitted: 1981

Professional Webpage:

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Multiple settlements in litigation and mediation, including in major intellectual property litigations
  • Numerous transactions including buying/selling business; film, television and media deals; entertainment related licensing; MSAs and SOWs in mutiple industries; website terms of use and privacy policies; executive compensation agreements; shareholder and LLC member agreements; joint ventures; collaboration agreements; dispute settlements
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California Bar Association
  • Membership in Bar associations in California, New York and Arizona and the Federal Bar Council
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Trademark and Unfair Competition law, Brooklyn Law School
  • California, 2004
  • American Bar Association
  • J.A.Y.C. Foundation, Board Member
  • International Trademark Association, Former Board Member
  • New York, 1981
  • Copyright Society of the USA
  • Malibu Film Society, Co-founder and Executive Member
  • Former Adjunct Professor, New York University Law School, Copyright and Trademark Laws
  • Arizona, 1994
Educational Background:
  • State University of NY at Buffalo, New York, B.A., Biology and Psychology
Representative Clients:
  • Chuck Norris
  • George Foreman
  • E & J Gallo Winery
  • OLO Industries LLC
  • FremantleMedia NA
  • LanguageLine Solutions
  • Best Lawyers in America, US News and World Report/Best Lawyers and Law Firms, 2008 - 2015, 2008
  • International Who's Who of International Business Lawyers (E-Commerce/Digital and Trademark), 2008
  • Law Review Articles Editor, St. John's University School of Law, New York
  • Named one of the top trademark practitioners in the world by Managing Intellectual Property magazine
  • Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners and as a Business Journal "Best of the Bar"
  • Annual Award to a single recipient for Community Service, Malibu Dolphin Award -- Business, Malibu Times, 2014
  • Peer rated as one of the top 1000 trademark lawyers inthe world, and one of the top trademark litigators in California, TWR 1000, Trademark World Report, 2014
  • Quoted in national and regional news and business publications, including CNN, CNET, BNET and the Financial Times
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member and Pro Bono Legal Counsel to Malibu Community Labor Exchange, 2010
  • Board Member and General Counsel, Malibu Dolphins Charitable Foundation, 2018
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Chair, INTA Branding and Social Media Conference, INTA, 2013
  • Annual lectures to entertainment professionals on intellectual property and how it affects entertainment industry deals and negotiations, UCLA Extension, Guest Lecturer: The Intersection of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Laws, Entertainment
  • Co-author of the 1990 Architectural Works Amendment of the Copyright Act, representing the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
  • Former Editor-in-Chief of the International Trademark Association's The Trademark Reporter® and Former Editor of the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA
  • Co-authored the Handbook of Trademark Law
Industry Groups:
  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Digital Media
  • Ecommerce
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion
  • Film And Television
  • Food And Beverage
  • Language Services
  • Music
  • Online Stores
  • Photography
  • Resorts And Leisure
  • Retail
  • Social Media
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Start-ups
  • Video

Office location for Steven M. Weinberg

30765 Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 411
Malibu, CA 90265

Phone: 310-457-6100


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2024

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