J. Stephen Street

Attorney at Law
Intellectual Property and business litigation 

Mr. Street has more than 43 years of litigation experience in a broad variety of matters including complex business litigation, copyright and trademark infringement and trade secret litigation, officers' and directors' liability, legal malpractice defense, contracts, real property, anti-trust and trade regulation, franchisor/ ​franchisee disputes, wrongful termination actions and other employment claims, and lender liability claims.  He has been retained as insurance defense counsel in actions involving a variety of tort claims including legal malpractice defense, premises liability, products liability, toxic torts, and construction cases.  

His experience includes federal and state court jury trials, bench trials, federal and state appeals, private arbitrations, mediations and administrative hearings.  Mr. Street has presented oral argument before the Ninth Circuit and District of Columbia Circuit Courts of Appeal, and before the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals and the Hawaii Supreme Court.


For more than 35 years Mr. Street has represented clients in copyright and trademark infringement matters, beginning with his first case for a professional photographer in 1983. 

With the rapidly developing technology and ever-expanding use of the Internet, it is easier to copy and misappropriate intellectual property and trade secret information. As a result, Mr. Street's litigation practice has focused more and more on copyright infringement actions and trade secret protection in the past 15 years.  He has served on the Board of the HSBA Intellectual Property and Technology Section since 2006 and was Section Chair for 2010 and 2011.  Mr. Street has been rated in Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property Litigation and Business Litigation since 2010.

He established his solo litigation practice in 2010 so that he could focus on protecting intellectual property rights.  He has represented clients in copyright and trademark infringement matters (both plaintiffs and defendants) including work for photographers and other visual artists, musicians, writers, sculptors, non-profit organizations, law firms and  technology companies.

intellectual Property and business Litigation experience

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