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Trial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Services

Vantress Law Group provides a full range of trial, litigation and dispute resolution services, representing both corporations and individuals through trial and appeal, sometimes networking with other lawyers and experts where necessary because of the needs of the client. The firm handles a wide range of business contract and tort disputes, antitrust, trade secret, patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, computer & internet, and other unfair competition, real estate, lease, construction, mechanic's lien, consumer credit and consumer fraud, civil rights, business and securities fraud, shareholder, partner, fiduciary, trust, professional negligence, employment discrimination, termination and wage and hour claims, insurance coverage, defense, indemnity and suretyship matters, as well as referring out, overseeing, assisting or coordinating the efforts needed in patent prosecution and trademark prosecution, probate, family law, criminal and other matters usually handled by qualified specialists in only those areas.


In the News

Vantress Law Group Relocates
On January 25, 2011, the Vantress Law Group moves to a new office complex. Read more

San Francisco Daily Journal &
Los Angeles Daily Journal
By Robert Vantress
October 13, 2009

Don't Forget About Trade-Dress Protection
Trade-dress intellectual property laws can protect your business by providing unlimited protection for attributes that are not covered by copyrights, trademarks or patents. Read more (PDF)

Silicon Valley Business Journal
By William-Arthur Haynes
October 2, 2009

Valley Litigator ops for change, employs leaner business model
Highly specialized litigation firm with representation comparable to that of a big firm but at a much lower cost. Read more (PDF)

San Francisco Daily Journal
By Jill Redhage
September 29, 2009

Robert Vantress has left the Silicon Valley Law Group to open a small legal shop aimed at making legal services more affordable for small and mid-sized companies. "I think right now both clients and law firms are looking for alternatives because of the downturn and because of the way law firms are evolving. I think a boutique is one way of going. Things are changing. It's a new world order," said Cathy Gawne, attorney with Hopkins & Carley. Read more

New San Jose Law Firm Focused on Complex Litigation Vantress Law Group Provides Trial, Litigation, Dispute Resolution Services San Jose, Calif. - Sept. 28, 2009 - Seasoned trial attorney and litigator Robert M. Vantress announced today the formation of Vantress Law Group, a new San Jose boutique firm that is focused on complex litigation matters including intellectual property, computer and Internet, employment, real estate and other complex or commercial disputes. Read more (PDF)

Legal Blog

Trade-dress Laws Protect Your Business Style, Look & Feel
By Robert Vantress

Companies can protect their overall style, products or packaging or "look and feel" from imitators under trade-dress, a less known but possibly a more powerful way to protect brand equity. If implemented and enforced correctly, trade-dress intellectual property laws can protect your business by providing unlimited protection for attributes that are not covered by copyrights, trademarks or patents including product image and overall appearance, product packaging and business style.
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Notable Cases

  • K-Swiss, Inc. v. Payless Shoe Source, Central District of California Case No. CV04-0779 (2004)(Substantial trademark and trade dress infringement settlement). Read more (PDF)
  • Baker v. Oracle Corporation, San Francisco County Court No. 311903, San Francisco Chronicle, May 13, 2000 ($20 Million Stock Options and Employment Case - Outcome confidential).
  • Redwood Mutual Water Co. v. Pacific Underground Construction, Santa Clara County Superior Court No. CV 721553 (Successful settlement of Plaintiff's case alleging Multi-million damages for pipeline construction defects - amount confidential).
  • Ong v. Encabo Enterprises, 1998 Westlaw 2029953 and 2000 Westlaw 34223990 (Multi-million verdict in Plaintiff's case for Fraud and Breach of Fiduciary Duty - sale of business).

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