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Ethan Forrest
Ethan Forrest
San Francisco +1 415 591 7008 Download V-card

Ethan Forrest helps clients solve novel and complex intellectual property, privacy, and technology problems, whether by litigation, counseling, or negotiation. He has a particular focus on copyright, trademark, and technology issues, as well as Internet privacy and security matters. He also assists media and entertainment clients with First Amendment and media law matters, including open records and defamation laws.

Mr. Forrest has litigated intellectual property and commercial cases in federal and state court, and has experience in trials, appeals, and government investigations. He has also published articles on copyright law, online privacy, and legal issues in the arts.

  • Advises numerous technology companies, large and small, on innovative privacy and copyright issues.
  • Representation of global agricultural equipment brand in trademark infringement trial.
  • Representation of a global pharmaceutical technology company in a trade secrets trial.
  • Representation of world’s largest family-owned alcoholic beverage company in an insurance coverage trial.
  • Advised a leading social media company on domain name and trademark issues.
  • Representation of a real estate development firm in an SEC investigation.

Pro Bono

  • Represent activists in challenging a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on First Amendment grounds.
  • Represent an investigative journalism nonprofit in intellectual property and publication issues.
  • Represent various nonprofits in copyright and trademark matters.
  • Advised a global non-profit on privacy issues in developing countries.

Previous Experience

  • Stanford Center for Internet and Society, Non-Resident Fellow (2012-2014)
  • BlurryEdge Strategies, Associate (2012)
  • Stanford Center for Internet and Society, Student Fellow (2009-2012)
  • Prof. John Henry Merryman, Research and Teaching Assistant, Art Law and Cultural Heritage Law (2010-2011)
  • AmeriCorps*VISTA (2007-2009)
  • Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing (2015)
  • Gerald Gunther Prizes in Torts and Criminal Law