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Rami Yanni

Rami Yanni

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: August 19, 2018




Rami Yanni is partner at Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman, with 25 years of experience advising multinational companies, emerging growth companies and individuals. He teaches Intellectual Property on campus and Intellectual Property: Trademark for the online LLM, MSL and certificate programs. Yanni’s 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. Yanni earned a BA degree from UCLA and his JD degree from Loyola Law School.

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The Tribune
December 6, 2018
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was quoted in an article exploring the economic and social costs that occur due to the mistreatment of persons suffering from mental illness. "Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of Schizophrenia," she said. "My prognosis was ‘grave’: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, or get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness.” The author of the article went on to discuss the ways that people dealing with mental health issues should be cared for, arguing that they "have the right to live with dignity just as anyone with diabetes or hypertension or heart disease. Mental illness, after all, is an illness like any other."

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