Nov 02 | 2016

Lisa Dunner

Lisa is Managing Partner at Dunner Law and a past Chair of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL). She is recognized as one of the world’s top 250 women in IP and by World Trademark Review 1000 as one of the top 1000 trademark attorneys in the world. She was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in 2016 to serve a 3-year term as a member of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Public Advisory Committee and to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for IP and Director of the USPTO. Lisa’s practice focus is on strategic counseling related to a wide variety of trademark, unfair competition, false advertising, copyright, e-commerce and transactional matters. Formerly a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, Lisa has extensive experience in protection and enforcement of intellectual property and unfair competition rights for domestic and international issues.

She regularly counsels clients on best practices related to IP asset protection and management, finding efficient and strategic ways to maximize and manage IP assets. She also has significant experience in handling opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, litigation disputes in state and federal court, and contract negotiation and disputes. Lisa has testified before the U.S. Congress House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, regarding the U.S. Copyright Office, Its Function and Resources, and she has spoken and written on numerous other occasions on trademark and copyright issues. Lisa is a Delegate for ABA-IPL, a former Commissioner on the ABA Commission for Women in the Profession and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the ABA IPL’s flagship IP magazine, Landslide. Prior to practicing law, Lisa was a touring professional tennis player and achieved world rankings in both singles and doubles. She enjoys playing tennis, golf, hiking, gardening and rescuing animals.