Oscar M. Orozco-Botello
Oscar M. Orozco-Botello litigates and counsels clients primarily in intellectual property and advertising.
Prosecution and Counseling
Oscar has assisted clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies with copyright and trademark clearance, registration, enforcement, and defense. Oscar has aided brand and content owners in the apparel, cosmetics, entertainment, financial, social media, and video game industries, to name a few. For trademark matters, Oscar has successfully responded to office actions from the Trademark Office, practiced before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and negotiated the transfer of trademarks.
Trial Court Litigation
Apart from his prosecution work, Oscar has helped clients in a broad range of litigation matters in state and federal court. He has worked on copyright infringement, false advertising, right of publicity, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, trade secret, unfair competition and wage and hour cases. Oscar has handled litigation matters from inception to end—filing and arguing successful motions and oppositions, taking and defending depositions, managing discovery, preparing cases for trial and negotiating settlements for clients.
Oscar has also represented clients at the appellate level. In the California Court of Appeals, Oscar co-authored briefs that helped secure a reversal of the trial court’s adverse ruling. In the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Oscar co-authored a brief that resulted in a reversal of an order from the federal district court regarding alter ego standards.
Educational Background and Awards
At the University of California, Davis School of Law, Oscar received various honors and awards:
- Witkin Award (highest grade in Trade Secrets).
- Jan Jancin Award (only nominee by faculty for academic excellence and leadership in intellectual property).
- Saul Lefkowitz International Trademark Association Moot Court Competition (national competitor; team leader, top brief, and third best argument in regional round).
- Intraschool Negotiation Competition, First Place.
Oscar also held various leadership positions during law school:
- Moot Court Honors Board, Publicity Chair.
- Negotiations Honors Board, Vice-President.
- Entertainment and Sports Law Society, Entertainment Chair.
- Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing.
Oscar holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, San Diego.
Pro Bono and Volunteer Activities
Oscar co-authored a Ninth Circuit amicus brief in support of the ACLU’s position that an immigrant’s ability to pay a bond should be taken into consideration when he or she has been deemed safe enough to be released from detention. The Ninth Circuit cited the amicus brief multiple times in its decision in favor of the ACLU. Oscar has also assisted as pro bono counsel in federal civil rights cases from the Central District of California’s Pro Bono Civil Rights Panel.
He has also provided pro-bono trademark counseling for non-profits, served as a Big Brother Mentor and volunteered with California Lawyers for the Arts.