Jihee Ahn

Jihee is an experienced complex commercial litigator in Harris Bricken’s Portland and Los Angeles offices. She represents clients in business, intellectual property, and real estate matters. Having worked extensively in both federal and state courts, Jihee advises her clients from case intake through arbitration and trial.

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Cannabis Copyright Infringement: It’s NOT Nice

Our posts here regularly cover celebrity-backed cannabis companies who are doing things right (and sometimes, doing things wrong), but a recent copyright infringement case proves that not all celebrities are interested in getting involved in the industry – and certainly shouldn’t be presumed to be okay with using their fame to promote it. Solar Therapeutics

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Cannabis Trademark Litigation: A Trademark is the Sum of Its Parts

In a case we’ve been watching closely, a California District Court Judge recently denied a motion by cannabis company Capna Intellectual. The motion sought to dismiss tobacco giant ITG Brands’ dilution claim for its “KOOL” brand. ITG’s branding uses “KOOL OOs” while Capna’s branding uses “BLOOM OOs.” As a refresher, in December 2020, ITG had

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Cannabis Litigation: Know Your Statutes of Limitation!

A recent decision in the case of Elevations Plus, LLC v. City Council of Riverbank, in the Eastern District of California, reminded me of something: when undergoing administrative proceedings, always know the relevant statute of limitations. Statute of limitations are laws that determine the expiration date of a claim. In theory, they make sense and

Live Versus Remote Depositions

Live Versus Remote Depositions

It’s been nearly a year since I wrote about litigation in the middle of COVID-19 , and I think it’s fair to say 2021 has been quite the busy year so far. Most litigation forecasts predicted this year would see a huge uptick in litigation – stemming from new circumstances created by COVID, as well

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Cannabis Litigation: Writs of Attachment

Last month, I wrote this post about the availability of fraudulent transfer claims under the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act when it’s possible that a cannabis judgment debtor (or soon to be judgment debtor) begins to move its assets around to avoid future payment. But what if you have those concerns at or near the beginning

A Primer On Your Duty to Preserve Evidence – And What Can Happen If You Don’t

A Primer On the Duty to Preserve Evidence – And What Can Happen If You Don’t

Most people know that any party to litigation unquestionably owes an “uncompromising duty to preserve” what they know or reasonably should know may be relevant evidence in their lawsuit. What they don’t know is this is true before any discovery requests are served, and sometimes, even before the complaint is filed. Here’s a primer on

Cannabis Litigation - Fraudulent Transfer Claims and the UVTA

Cannabis Litigation: Fraudulent Transfer Claims and the UVTA

It might feel counterintuitive at first, but I always talk with clients about the end of the lawsuit before giving the option to file one. Why? Because I believe that true client advocacy includes walking through what you’re fighting for – and because in most cases, our clients are fighting for monetary relief, I want

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The First Cannabis Patent Infringement Lawsuit Has Officially Concluded

We’ve reported pretty extensively on the progress of United Cannabis Corporation’s (UCANN) patent infringement lawsuit against Pure Hemp Collective, Inc. since it was filed back in July 2018. (See posts here, here, here, here, here, here… and here!) In the initial months, this was a fascinating case to watch because it was the first of its

Facebook v. Duguid - TCPA Litigation

Breaking News – Facebook v. Duguid: Is this the End of TCPA Litigation?

The Facebook v. Duguid Supreme Court decision is here: “To qualify as an ‘automatic telephone dialing system’ under the TCPA, a device must have the capacity either to store a telephone number using a random or sequential number generator, or to produce a telephone number using a random or sequential number generator.” Let’s back up.