Josh H. Escovedo




Josh is an experienced trial attorney and a member of the Firm’s Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Real Estate practice groups.

While Josh is based in the Sacramento office, he serves various clients throughout the State of California and across the United States.

Josh maintains a general Litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on disputes involving real property and intellectual property (specifically, trademark and copyright). In addition to those two practice areas, Josh handles a broad range of commercial litigation matters for clients in various industries, including, but not limited to, hospitality, real estate, sports and entertainment, agriculture, and construction.

In addition to Josh’s litigation practice, Josh assists clients with trademark and copyright clearance, registration, licensing, and enforcement. As a result, Josh has extensive experience dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office. Josh has also successfully handled various matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Josh is a frequent contributor to The IP Law Blog, and JD Supra named him a Top Trademark Author in 2019, 2020, and 2022. With fellow IP attorney Scott Hervey, Josh hosts The Briefing from the IP Law Blog, a YouTube series and podcast on current trademark, copyright, and patent law, as well as IP litigation and intellectual property in the news.

Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Sacramento Class of 2021

Meritas Young Lawyer Advisory Board
Board Member

Sacramento County Bar Association, Litigation Section

Sacramento County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section Board of Directors
Vice President

American Bar Association, Real Property, Litigation Section, Young Lawyers Division

The Bar Association of San Francisco

Meritas, Sacramento

Friends of Front Street Shelter, Inc.
Board Member


Sacramento Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree – 2021

Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2017 – 2022

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List – Litigation: Intellectual Property, 2018 & 2019

JD Supra Readers’ Choice Top Author Award – Trademarks, 2019-2020, 2022

Best Lawyers in America®, “Ones to Watch”, 2022, 2023, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Real Estate

Karen Dorey Award, 2012

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2012

B.A., California State University, Fresno, 2009

President’s List, 2007-2009; The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi; Golden Key International Honor Society

Webinar: Business and IP Legal Considerations for NIL Contracts

On December 7th, 2022, the Intellectual Property and Business Law sections of the Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA) will host a webinar discussing Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Contracts. Weintraub shareholder Josh Escovedo will serve as the event’s presenter and will cover IP concerns that companies may encounter when entering…

  • When: Dec 7, 2022 12:00 pm PST
  • Where: Webinar

Webinar: IP Law Update: Understanding the Important Changes to Copyright and Trademark Law Contained in the December 2020 Stimulus Package

Join Josh Escovedo and Jessica Corpuz in this one-hour webinar about Intellectual Property Law and will specifically address The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. A recording of this webinar can be viewed on the Weintraub Tobin YouTube page. Please note that this webinar is for educational purposes only and should not…

  • When: Feb 25, 2021
  • Where: Webinar

Webinar: IP Year in Review

Weintraub attorneys Josh Escovedo and Scott Hervey were speakers for the IP Year in Review Webinar co-hosted by The SCBA Intellectual Property Law Section and the Intellectual Property Student Association of McGeorge School of Law.

  • When: Jan 28, 2021
  • Where: Webinar

Webinar: Up in Smoke – Navigating the Conflict Between State Law and Federal Law Concerning Cannabis Products While Advising Clients on IP Matters

Weintraub attorney Josh Escovedo is presenting this webinar by Meritas. Summary:With the legalization of cannabis in various states, but the continued classification of cannabis as a controlled substance under federal law, there are many pitfalls to beware of and benefits provided by federal law that business owners are unable to…

  • When: Sep 23, 2020
  • Where: Webinar

Advanced Business Contracts: Secrets Only the Top Attorneys Know

On Friday, August 23, Weintraub attorneys Josh Escovedo and Justin Borrowdale will speak at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar titled Identify Concealed Risk and Strategically Negotiate Liability. NBI Program DescriptionGo beyond the “nuts and bolts” and explore business contracts at an advanced level. Our skilled attorney faculty will demonstrate…

  • When: Aug 23, 2019

Sands Through the Hour Glass: Wage and Hour Update

Summary of Program Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers. Often employers are sued because of technical violations that occur simply because the employer is unaware of its legal obligations. In addition, the ever increasing number of claims filed with the Department of…

  • When: Apr 14, 2016
  • Where: Weintraub Tobin

Even Keanu Can’t Figure It Out: The Leave Law Matrix

Summary of Program Administering leaves of absence and disability accommodations in California can be very challenging.  California has a paid sick leave law and numerous other leave laws and wage replacement benefits that interact with one another. To properly administer leaves and accommodate employees, employers need to understand the various…

  • When: Mar 17, 2016
  • Where: Webinar

Guardians at the Gate: Properly Trained Managers are Your First Line of Defense

Summary of Program Most employers know that it is crucial to have well trained supervisors to help ensure that rank and file employees perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. However, many employers don’t realize how important it is that supervisors be trained to understand the many employment laws that govern…

  • When: Feb 18, 2016
  • Where: Weintraub Tobin

Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Workplace Investigations Unit (Vida Thomas and Lizbeth West) for this one-day, in-depth training on conducting effective workplace investigations: The legal duty to investigateSelecting the right investigatorRecognizing your own biasesConducting effective witness interviewsWriting the investigation report Seminar Program8:30 am – 9:00 am – Registration &…

  • When: Mar 3, 2016
  • Where: Weintraub Tobin

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Summary of Program The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employers provide training to their supervisors every two years. The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin is offering a two hour in-person training session that will comply with all…

  • When: Dec 10, 2015
  • Where: Weintraub Tobin

Josh Escovedo Named 40 Under 40 by the Sacramento Business Journal

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that Josh Escovedo has been named a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree by the Sacramento Business Journal. Each year the publication recognizes young Sacramento professionals with a high level of career achievement and contributions to the community. Josh is a shareholder and a member…

The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: 2nd Circuit to Determine if Rogers Test Fits Shoe Trade Dress Dispute Between MSCHF and Vans

In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a dispute between Vans and MSCHF, over MSCHF’s new sneaker line that contains “striking visual similarities” to Vans shoes and packaging. Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel here. Read more about this case on the IP Law…

The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: Update – Andy Warhol Foundation Urges Supreme Court to Reverse Fair Use Decision

In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo provide an update on the copyright dispute between a photographer and the Andy Warhol Foundation over several Warhol paintings that utilize the photographer’s images as source material. Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel here. Listen to this podcast episode here:

The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: Woodward Asks Court to Dump Trump’s Complaint

Journalist Bob Woodward asked the court to dismiss former President Trump’s copyright infringement claim regarding Woodward’s audiobook “The Trump Tapes,” comprising 20 raw audio interviews with Trump. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss this case on this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog. Cases Discussed: Trump v. Woodward Taggart v. WMAQ Channel…