Our Team

Benjamin S. White

Ben focuses his practice on building, managing, and protecting domestic and foreign trademark portfolios.  Whether the client is a start-up company or an industry leader, he treats his clients’ businesses as if they were his own—taking pride in providing them with practical and cost-effective strategies. He has in-depth experience in global trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement in a variety of industries, including technology, retail, medicine, and social media.  He regularly advises clients on selection and protection of worldwide brands, trademarks, domain names, and other promotional activities.

In addition, Ben handles all varieties of domestic and international trademark and copyright litigation, including opposition and cancellation proceedings.  This includes the negotiation of strategic trademark licenses and coexistence agreements to avoid costly litigation.  Ben also has expertise in Internet issues, including UDRP actions, DMCA enforcement, domain acquisition and enforcement, and social media.

In 2012, Ben left IPLA to take a prestigious federal clerkship with Judge Thomas J. Whelan at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.  He secured a subsequent federal clerkship with Judge M. James Lorenz in the Southern District of California before returning to the firm in 2015.  Ben’s clerkship experience provides him with a unique perspective on litigation which he translates into efficient and effective representation of his clients.

While in law school on an academic scholarship, Ben was president of the Jewish Law Students Association, sat on the board of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and garnered several CALI awards for the highest grade in his class.  He also externed for the Honorable Thomas J. Whelan at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

When Ben is not working, he enjoys reading, learning languages, working out, playing basketball, and exploring with his fiancee and their dog.

Admissions

  • The State Bar of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

Education

  • B.A. Mathematical Economics, Spanish Minor, Pomona College, 2007
  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2011