Brianna Dahlberg



Brianna Dahlberg is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group and specializes in intellectual property litigation. She represents clients in copyright, trademark, unfair competition, right of publicity, First Amendment and other entertainment-related litigation matters.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.
    • Staff, Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice
  • Reed College, B.A., Art History

Representative Matters

• Successfully defended production company in a dispute before the California Court of Appeal over credits to the 2014 Ethan Hawke film “Good Kill,” winning a full dismissal and award of attorney fees
• Part of team representing plaintiff in lawsuit concerning rights to the formula for Trader Joe’s peanut butter filled pretzel, obtaining a favorable settlement for the client on the eve of trial
• Lead associate representing a well-known painter in a lawsuit under the Visual Artists’ Rights Act; won temporary restraining order to stop an unauthorized auction of the painter’s artwork and won sanctions against opposing parties
• Defended a major footwear retailer against trademark infringement allegations, achieving a favorable settlement
• Won dismissal on summary judgment for defendants in shareholder dispute
• Assisted lead counsel in representing a satellite retailer in a trademark infringement case pertaining to the use of toll-free vanity numbers
• Assisted lead counsel in defending “Machete” filmmaker against an idea submission lawsuit
• Assisted lead counsel in defending “The Queen of Versailles” filmmaker against a defamation lawsuit
• Assisted lead counsel in drafting an amicus brief on behalf of an artists’ guild and image archive council arguing that Google’s use of Oracle’s Java packages was not protected by the fair use doctrine


  • Paul Miller Scholarship Award, Los Angeles Copyright Society