Stephanie Semler provides advice and representation to individuals and businesses seeking trademark or copyright protection. Stephanie counsels clients from the initial evaluation of the viability of trademark requests through each stage of preparing and filing applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or U.S. Copyright Office (USCO). Her breadth of experience includes managing and litigating intellectual property disputes, evaluating evidence in infringement and dilution cases, and preparing and filing briefs, motions, and other judicial pleadings. In addition to USPTO and USCO, Stephanie has practiced before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of the United Nations.
Stephanie advises clients on matters related to business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, and legal rights and obligations. Her practice is further informed by legal clerkships at the U.S. Department of Labor and the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Stephanie was a professor of philosophy prior to practicing law.