Dana Pellegrino counsels on intellectual property matters from inception to enforcement, all the way from trademark and copyright clearance, prosecution, and maintenance, to trademark, copyright, patent, and trade dress litigation. Dana appreciates the particularities of working with small businesses, global entities, and everyone in-between, and practices in a broad range of industries, including fashion, retail, consumer branded products, cannabis, music, digital & social media, software, and telecommunications.
Dana’s litigation experience extends to critical legal research, motions practice, numerous aspects of discovery including the taking of depositions, TTAB proceedings, ITC Section 337 Investigations, and assisting private investigations (which Dana finds especially thrilling). Dana also reviews and drafts trademark and copyright licenses and assignments.
Dana is a trusted regulatory advisor for emerging consumer and digital media issues, including advertising guidelines and disclosures, publicity rights, "green advertising", influencer and sponsorship agreements, and FTC, FCC, and NAD enforcement. She has wide-ranging experience filing DMCA claims across many platforms, including social media, e-commerce, and domain hosting.
Dana has an active pro bono practice, particularly in the area of supporting U.S. military-related initiatives. She has worked pro bono on matters of national security under the guidance of JAGs, assisted with discharge upgrades, and helped veterans prosecute, maintain, and enforce their intellectual property.
Dana is a 2016 graduate of Duke University School of Law, where she was tech editor of the Duke Law Journal of Gender Law & Policy, and a 2012 graduate of Wesleyan University, where she majored in American Studies (Early American History).
- New York
- Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2016
- Wesleyan University, B.A., 2012
- Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2016-present
- International Trademark Association
- Brands for a Better Society Committee, 2019-2020
Co-author, “Is Alibaba’s Offer to Combat Counterfeits Real or Fake — or Just a Ploy for a Larger Agenda?,” Thomson Reuters Westlaw, September 8, 2017
- Co-author, "Defending the Offensive: SCOTUS Defends Right to Register Offensive Trademarks," Duane Morris Alert, June 22, 2017
Selected Speaking Engagements
Presenter, “Cheering Fashion onto Copyright Victory? Star Athletica and the Future of Fashion Copyright,” Duane Morris CLE, January 11, 2017