Douglas L. Hendricks

Firm Counsel | San Francisco

dhendricks@mofo.com | (415) 268-7037

dhendricks@mofo.com
(415) 268-7037

Douglas Hendricks serves as Firm Counsel to Morrison & Foerster and is a member of its Risk Management Committee.

Mr. Hendricks also practices in the area of professional responsibility. He has advised both law firms and clients in disputes arising out of legal engagements, and has served as an arbitrator in fee dispute cases. He is a frequent speaker on issues of legal ethics, conflicts of interest, and law firm risk management.

Mr. Hendricks earned his B.A. from California State University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. While earning his J.D., Mr. Hendricks was editor-in-chief of the California Law Review.

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Experience

  • (Northern District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit). Represented Rearden LLC in action alleging cybersquatting trademark and tradename infringement. After the Ninth Circuit reversed on behalf of our client, the case settled before trial on remand to the district court.

  • (Napa County Superior Court). Represented Lucasfilm, Ltd. in litigation regarding construction defects and damage to personal property.

  • (Northern District of California). Represented Verified Identity Pass, Inc. in a trademark infringement suit against Priva Technologies, Inc.

  • (Central District of California). Represented Best Western International in this trademark dispute involving the mark RAFFLES for hotel services.

  • (Northern District of California). Represented defendant Aran Candy in this trademark and trade dress litigation action. Plaintiff alleged that the packaging on Aran’s gourmet jelly beans infringed marks and trade dress allegedly owned by plaintiff. The case was settled in 2008.

  • (District of Nevada). Won summary judgment on behalf of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) in trademark litigation to protect the famous WHAT HAPPENS HERE STAYS HERE mark for the promotion of Las Vegas as a tourist destination. The court found that LVCVA's WHAT HAPPENS HERE STAYS HERE mark was a strong mark and that, as a matter of law, defendant's use of WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS STAYS IN VEGAS was likely to confuse consumers. The court also awarded LVCVA damages. Defendant's appeal to the 9th Circuit was dismissed.



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