Dana Brody-Brown

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Dana Brody-Brown


55 South Market St., Suite 900
San Jose, CA 95113

408-947-2433 | 408-287-2583

Dana Brody-Brown

Main Bio

Practice Overview

Dana Brody-Brown is an experienced IP and brand management attorney with a special focus in the areas of trademark counseling and prosecution, including trademark audits, portfolio analysis and strategic counseling, selection and searching of trademarks, domestic and worldwide registration and enforcement, domain name issues, and licensing.

Dana handles trademark disputes, including domain name issues and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent & Trademark Office. She has counseled a wide array of clients ranging from start-ups to well-known and established companies in varied industries including consumer electronics, semiconductors, software, medical devices, banking, fashion, and consumer products. She also has experience and a particular interest in the areas of advertising and marketing law and counsels clients regarding trademark and consumer issues raised by advertising and marketing and how those issues can be addressed.

Prior to Hoge Fenton, Dana practiced at large national & international firms and worked in the non-profit sector for the National Association for Public Interest Law (now Equal Justice Works) in Washington, D.C.

Practice Areas


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Texas, Plan II Honors Program


  • California

Affiliation & Awards


  • International Trademark Association, Building Bridges Committee (2022-2023)
  • International Trademark Association, Bulletin Committee, Member (2010-2012)
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, High Technology Law Executive Committee Vice-Chair 2009, Palo Alto Trustee 2013

Representative Experience

Representative Experience

  • Searched and cleared new trademarks and advised clients regarding risk assessment and use in worldwide advertising, marketing and sales
  • Strategically planned and prosecuted worldwide filing programs to obtain trademark registration in every country with a trademark registration system
  • Won domain name disputes through the Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure
  • Acquired trademarks and domain names from third parties
  • Drafted and negotiated trademark licenses, assignments, co-existence agreements, and other related agreements
  • Performed trademark audits and IP due diligence in anticipation of corporate transactions
  • Provided review and counseling for major television and print advertising campaigns

Speaking & Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Around The World in 60 Minutes-an Introduction to International Trademark Prosecution, webinar, California Lawyers Association, February 28, 2023
  • Speaker, Making a Splash Without Getting Hung Out to Dry- Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Your Company’s Advertising and Marketing, Hoge Fenton, October 12, 2021
  • Panel Speaker, Pandemic Aftermath: Shield Your IP in This Digital Era, Mackrell International, May 17, 2021
  • Speaker, Protect Your IP While Doing Business in China, Hoge Fenton, October 13, 2020
  • Speaker, The Supreme Court Speaks on Trademark Profits and Defense Preclusion: Is the Takeaway “Anything Goes”?, California Lawyers Association, June 17, 2020
  • Speaker, Don’t Leave Money on the Table! IP Strategies to Grow Profits and Maximize Value, Hoge Fenton, October 23, 2019
  • Speaker, Why IP? Critical Copyright, Trademark, and Patent Law! Finally, a Seminar for Non-Intellectual Property Lawyers, Monterey County Women Lawyer’s Association, March 28, 2019
  • Speaker, Trademark Issues in Education, San Jose Evergreen Community College District, November 13, 2018
  • Panel Speaker, IP Year in Review (Trademark Speaker), Santa Clara County Bar Association, January 22, 2018
  • Speaker, Intellectual Property (IP) Essentials for Emerging Businesses, ASL Emerging Business Group, February 23, 3017
  • Moderator, Tips & Tools to Manage Trademark Projects, INTA / USPTO Roundtable, October 6, 2016
  • Moderator, INTA / USPTO Roundtable, September 22, 2016
  • Panel Speaker, Trademark and Copyright Year in Review, Santa Clara County Bar Association High Technology Law Section, January 2009
  • Presenter, U.S. Trademark Prosecution, U.S. Trademark Practice for Paralegals, South San Francisco, CA, June 2008
  • Panel moderator, Opinion of Counsel after Seagate, Santa Clara County Bar Association High Technology Law Section, May 2008
  • Interview, How to Use Your Trademark & Copyright Assets to Generate Additional Sources of Revenue, The Wealth Spa, Voice of America radio broadcast, 2008


  • Interview, Superwomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them: Featuring Dana Brody-Brown of Lewis and Roca LLP, Ms. JD online publication, August 2009


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