Diane has spent over 20 years focusing on domestic and international trademark matters, including clearance, prosecution, portfolio management, oppositions, and licensing. As a former Trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Diane brings a keen perspective to and an encyclopedic knowledge of the complex issues surrounding the prosecution of U.S. trademarks. Diane has managed trademark matters for many well-known brands around the world including Eastman Kodak, Care Innovations LLC, General Electric, and Honeywell International, but has has exceptional success advising smaller companies as well.
She has significant experience that spans across many industries, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, industrial and electronics, computer hardware and software, retail, luxury products, and financial services. She counsels clients on trademark and brand clearance, including reviewing searches for clients, and evaluating potential obstacles to registration and use of marks, advising on registrability and use of marks, prepare and file applications and allegations of use, respond to Office Actions, and prepare briefs in ex parte appeals to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She also handles trademark disputes economically and efficiently.
Diane is the co-author of Chapter 6 (“Extraordinary Circumstances and Relief”) of Trademark Infringement Remedies, 3rd Edition, published by Bloomberg BNA, in association with the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law.
Diane is an avid reader and music lover. She appreciates the arts, in all its forms. She has been fortunate to be able to travel, to find art all around the world, in the museums she’s visited, the architectural details in the cities she’s explored, the food she’s tried and the wine she’s enjoyed. For her, artistic expression is all around us, you just have to take a moment to look for it.
“When people tell you who they are, believe them.”
The Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer
“Shelter from the Storm” by Bob Dylan
The Big Chill
New York City pizza…thin crust
If I weren’t a lawyer, I would be a psychologist.
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