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Dana Justus

Mind + Muscle

Dana Justus



Dana Justus is an associate in the Trademark, Advertising, and Anti-Counterfeiting Practice, with a practice focused on U.S. and international trademark clearance, prosecution, enforcement, and portfolio management for clients in a wide variety of industries. She has significant experience in civil litigation related to trademark and copyright matters in federal district court and administrative proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and International Trade Commission (ITC). In addition, she conducts due diligence analysis of intellectual property assets, provides counseling on a variety of transactional matters, and works with clients on domain name monitoring and anti-counterfeiting enforcement. With more than 11 years of experience in trademark law, she is well versed in all aspects of the trademark life cycle.

Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Dana was a Trademark and Copyright associate at the Washington, D.C. office of a multi-national general practice law firm, where she focused on trademark portfolio management, transactions, and litigation. During law school, Dana was a Trademark and Copyright law clerk, student associate, and litigation paralegal at the Washington, D.C. office of an intellectual property law firm. Also while in law school, Dana interned for the Honorable J. Michael Ryan of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and served as a founding member and Editor-in-Chief of the American University Intellectual Property Brief.

Dana stays up-to-date on developments and trends in trademark law as an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), where she is a member of the Young Practitioners Committee. She previously served as a project team leader for the Academic Committee and, while in law school, was selected for the inaugural class of INTA Student Ambassadors. Dana is also a member of the Intellectual Property Section of the D.C. Bar and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.


  • "What's in A Name?: An Overview of the TTAB's Recent Surname Decisions," Dana Justus, MarkIt to Market, January 2017
  • "What's Happening with the Redskins Case?," Dana Justus, MarkIt to Market, October 2016
  • "USA! USA! USA!," Dana Justus, MarkIt to Market, August 2016
  • Admissions
      • District of Columbia

      • North Carolina

  • Education
    • J.D., American University

    • B.A., Political Science and Criminology, University of Florida cum laude


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