Imran Vakil | Nexio Law Firm

Location: Costa Mesa, California
Phone: 949-478-6831

Imran F. Vakil is an intellectual property lawyer and business litigator. Having been attorney of record in over four hundred state and federal cases, TTAB actions, arbitrations, and mediations, Imran has expertise in the litigation of trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, patents, unfair competition and commercial disputes. With an excellent record, Imran has successfully generated tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Since 2009, and every year thereafter, Imran has been selected for inclusion in the California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list, an honor given to only the top 2.5% of intellectual property lawyers in Southern California.

Imran regularly advises clients on their trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, and business rights. Understanding the intricacies of litigation, he uses this experience when preparing trademarks, copyrights, patents, license agreements, assignment agreements and developing creative solutions, ensuring their rights stand up in court.

Prior to practicing law, Imran spent nearly a decade working as a business consultant in a number of industries including electronics manufacturing, beverage manufacturing, apparel distribution, real estate, and others. This diverse business experience provides a unique “feet-on-the-ground” perspective when advising clients with unique and complex legal needs. When clients find themselves asking questions such as “How are my rights going to be affected?”, they can take comfort knowing Imran has handled many of these matters first-hand, both inside and outside the legal profession.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California

  • All Federal Courts for California (Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts)

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit



Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Law

  • Trademarks & Trademark Disputes

  • Patents & Patent Disputes

  • Copyrights & Copyright Disputes

  • Commercial Litigation & Business Disputes

  • Unfair competition and false advertising


  • Loyola Law School, J.D.

  • Pepperdine University, M.B.A., Finance Emphasis

  • University of Southern California, B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • State Bar of California – Intellectual Property Section

  • Orange County Bar Association