Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley
Spencer Martinez is an attorney at Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Las Vegas, and a member of the Firm’s business litigation group. His practice includes counseling and litigation relating to business contracts, business partnerships and other commercial collaborations, intellectual properties including trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, online advertising and commerce, domain name disputes, and cybercrime.
Mr. Martinez’s past and current clients include major retailers, online advertising agencies, internet-based businesses, music producers and distributors, musicians, and entertainment organizations. He has had primary case-handling responsibility in entertainment-related disputes, contract disputes involving wholesaler/retailer accounts receivable and relations, collaborative marketing agreements, and the calculation and payment of royalties owed pursuant to license. Mr. Martinez has also recently handled tort matters in California and in Nevada involving the misappropriation and misuse of trade secrets, computer espionage, trademark infringement, and cybersquatting.
Mr. Martinez comes from a family of attorneys and professional entertainers. He regards “Videogame Law”–the intersection of the law, entertainment, publicity rights, and the Internet–as dynamic, intriguing, and constantly evolving with the advent of new and innovative videogame technology.
Mr. Martinez obtained his law degree in 1999 from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, and is admitted to practice in California, Nevada, the United States District Courts in and for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California and the District of Nevada, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal. In 2011, Mr. Martinez was admitted to the United States Supreme Court, upon Motion by his father and alongside his two brothers, who are also Bay Area attorneys.
Mr. Martinez maintains a blog on legal news and trends in the videogame industry, at www.videogamerlaw.com.