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Rami Yanni
USC Gould School of Law

Rami Yanni

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 28, 2019




Rami Yanni is partner at Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman, with 24 years of experience advising multinational companies, emerging growth companies and individuals. His expertise comprises intellectual property transactions, licensing, portfolio strategy and management, enforcement and anti-piracy matters. He also has experience advising clients on consumer products licensing, entertainment transactions, content acquisition, licensing and distribution, FTC/consumer protection matters, multi-platform celebrity endorsement agreements, COPPA/CARU compliance and leading due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.

Over the course of his career, Yanni has negotiated hundreds of license, distribution, purchase and sale agreements for clients from a wide range of industries, including motion picture, television, music, e-commerce, apparel, footwear, cosmetics, consumer electronics, food and beverage, software, video game, publishing, toys, theme park and sporting goods, and has represented major motion picture studios and television networks in copyright and trademark matters.

Before Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman, Yanni was most recently senior vice president of business and legal affairs at Saban Brands LLC, where he was responsible for transactional, intellectual property, enforcement, litigation, licensing, distribution, music, regulatory and compliance matters. Prior to that, he was chair of the Trademark Practice Group at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger and was previously a partner at McDermott Will & Emery.

Yanni has published numerous articles on U.S. intellectual property law in legal, trade and consumer publications. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Whittier Law School, has been a guest speaker at various other law schools, and is often tapped to speak on intellectual property issues to various universities and professional organizations. Yanni is a member of the International Trademark Association and sits on the executive committee of the Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He also sits on the board of Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage.

He earned his JD from Loyola Law School and a BA degree from UCLA. 

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