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Alesha Dominique is the head of Stroock’s Trademark practice, where she represents clients in intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on patent, trademark, false advertising and unfair competition matters. Alesha’s experience includes representing clients before federal district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Alesha’s experience cuts across multiple industries, including real estate, pharmaceuticals, furniture, software, e-commerce, food and beverage, music, entertainment, fashion, and beauty.

Though now a resident of Los Angeles, Alesha began her professional career with two Teach for America placements — first in the Bronx and then in Chicago.

  • Represented a multinational retail corporation in trademark infringement case; won motion to dismiss.
  • Represented collectively more than 100 producers and distributors of copyrighted television content in disputes regarding their share of hundreds of millions of dollars in copyright royalties.
  • Represented hip-hop artist Drake in copyright case involving an allegedly infringing “sample” from a jazz album.
  • Represented a fashion e-retailer in copyright case involving allegedly infringing textile patterns.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of health insurance industry client in copyright action in Eastern District of Virginia involving allegations of infringement of software code.
  • Represented a major international luxury goods manufacturer in a contributory counterfeiting and contributory trademark infringement suit against a leading online marketplace; won motions for summary judgment.
  • Represented global technology companies before the U.S. International Trade Commission in a patent infringement investigation related to Power-over-Ethernet products; ended in a full withdrawal of the complaint and a dismissal of the ITC’s investigation.
  • Represented golf ball manufacturer against claim of $246 million in damages for infringement of four patents related to golf ball construction; obtained jury verdict invalidating all four asserted patents as anticipated and obvious.
  • Counseled clients on compliance with Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, including in the areas of testimonials, endorsements, online advertising, and “Made in the USA” claims.
  • "The World's Leading Trademark Professionals" - United States: California, World Trademark Review 1000 (2021 and 2022)
  • "40 Under 40," National Bar Association (2021)
  • "Rising Stars," Minority Corporate Counsel Association (2020)
  • "Top 100 Lawyer," The National Black Lawyers (2020)
  • "Women Worth Watching," Profiles in Diversity Journal (2019)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA): Member, Non-Traditional Marks Committee (2022); Representative, Non-Traditional Marks Global Advocacy Cross U.S. Subcommittee (2022)
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Global TEC Forum Advisory Council
  • Speaker, "A Lawyer Walks Into A Bar... A Guided Conversation on Creating and Protecting a Compelling Brand," American Craft Spirits Association Annual Convention, December 4, 2021
  • Speaker, "Intellectual Property and its Role in Sports Law," New York Law School, April 8, 2021
  • Speaker, "Students of Color: Start Your Path to a Successful Career in IP," Intellectual Property Owners Association, November 24, 2020
  • Speaker, "Marks & Designs in the Commercial Industries," Antonin Scalia Law School & the World Intellectual Property Organization, June 5, 2019
  • Speaker, "A Designer and a Lawyer Walk Into a Brewery: A Guided Conversation on Creating and Protecting a Compelling Brand," California Craft Brewers Association Spring Conference, May 7, 2019
  • Speaker, "Navigating the Gender Gap in IP Law," Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, March 26, 2019
  • Speaker, "Intellectual Property/Internet of Things," Howard University School of Law, March 2, 2019
  • Speaker, "Marks & Design in the Commercial Industries," Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, June 13, 2018
  • Interview Subject, "Intellectual Property Advice for Breweries: Reclaiming Parked URLs, Trade Dress & Worldwide Trademarks?" CODO Design, July 2020
  • Interview Subject, "Craft Beer Rebranded: Evolution, Revolution & Creating A Brand That Sells More Beer," CODO Design, January 2020
  • Interview Subject, "A Designer & a Lawyer Walk into a Brewery: Creating and Protecting a Compelling Brand," CODO Design, December 2019
  • California
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S.D.C. District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade

J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2008

B.S., magna cum laude, Howard University, 2003

Alesha Dominique is the head of Stroock’s Trademark practice, where she represents clients in intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on patent, trademark, false advertising and unfair competition matters. Alesha’s experience includes representing clients before federal district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Alesha’s experience cuts across multiple industries, including real estate, pharmaceuticals, furniture, software, e-commerce, food and beverage, music, entertainment, fashion, and beauty.

Though now a resident of Los Angeles, Alesha began her professional career with two Teach for America placements — first in the Bronx and then in Chicago.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a multinational retail corporation in trademark infringement case; won motion to dismiss.
  • Represented collectively more than 100 producers and distributors of copyrighted television content in disputes regarding their share of hundreds of millions of dollars in copyright royalties.
  • Represented hip-hop artist Drake in copyright case involving an allegedly infringing “sample” from a jazz album.
  • Represented a fashion e-retailer in copyright case involving allegedly infringing textile patterns.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of health insurance industry client in copyright action in Eastern District of Virginia involving allegations of infringement of software code.
  • Represented a major international luxury goods manufacturer in a contributory counterfeiting and contributory trademark infringement suit against a leading online marketplace; won motions for summary judgment.
  • Represented global technology companies before the U.S. International Trade Commission in a patent infringement investigation related to Power-over-Ethernet products; ended in a full withdrawal of the complaint and a dismissal of the ITC’s investigation.
  • Represented golf ball manufacturer against claim of $246 million in damages for infringement of four patents related to golf ball construction; obtained jury verdict invalidating all four asserted patents as anticipated and obvious.
  • Counseled clients on compliance with Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, including in the areas of testimonials, endorsements, online advertising, and “Made in the USA” claims.

Honors & Awards

  • "The World's Leading Trademark Professionals" - United States: California, World Trademark Review 1000 (2021 and 2022)
  • "40 Under 40," National Bar Association (2021)
  • "Rising Stars," Minority Corporate Counsel Association (2020)
  • "Top 100 Lawyer," The National Black Lawyers (2020)
  • "Women Worth Watching," Profiles in Diversity Journal (2019)

Memberships

  • International Trademark Association (INTA): Member, Non-Traditional Marks Committee (2022); Representative, Non-Traditional Marks Global Advocacy Cross U.S. Subcommittee (2022)
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Global TEC Forum Advisory Council

Speeches & Events

  • Speaker, "A Lawyer Walks Into A Bar... A Guided Conversation on Creating and Protecting a Compelling Brand," American Craft Spirits Association Annual Convention, December 4, 2021
  • Speaker, "Intellectual Property and its Role in Sports Law," New York Law School, April 8, 2021
  • Speaker, "Students of Color: Start Your Path to a Successful Career in IP," Intellectual Property Owners Association, November 24, 2020
  • Speaker, "Marks & Designs in the Commercial Industries," Antonin Scalia Law School & the World Intellectual Property Organization, June 5, 2019
  • Speaker, "A Designer and a Lawyer Walk Into a Brewery: A Guided Conversation on Creating and Protecting a Compelling Brand," California Craft Brewers Association Spring Conference, May 7, 2019
  • Speaker, "Navigating the Gender Gap in IP Law," Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, March 26, 2019
  • Speaker, "Intellectual Property/Internet of Things," Howard University School of Law, March 2, 2019
  • Speaker, "Marks & Design in the Commercial Industries," Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, June 13, 2018

Publications

  • Interview Subject, "Intellectual Property Advice for Breweries: Reclaiming Parked URLs, Trade Dress & Worldwide Trademarks?" CODO Design, July 2020
  • Interview Subject, "Craft Beer Rebranded: Evolution, Revolution & Creating A Brand That Sells More Beer," CODO Design, January 2020
  • Interview Subject, "A Designer & a Lawyer Walk into a Brewery: Creating and Protecting a Compelling Brand," CODO Design, December 2019

Admitted To Practice

  • California
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S.D.C. District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade

Education

J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2008

B.S., magna cum laude, Howard University, 2003