Laurie H. van Löben Sels

San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone415 957 3072

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Trademarks and Copyrights
Contact InfoTelephone: 415 957 3072
Fax: 415 358 5593
University University of California, Berkeley, B.A., with honors, 1989 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1996 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Space Law Moot Court
Admitted1996, California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Memberships International Trademark Association; International Association of Young Lawyers - Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats.

BornLos Angeles, California, June 12, 1968

Laurie H. van Löben Sels practices in the area of intellectual property law, with a focus on the protection and enforcement of trademarks and trade dress, including the investigation, litigation and settlement of disputes in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Ms. van Löben Sels assists brand owners in developing global brand-protection strategies, including anti-counterfeiting efforts such as the seizure of counterfeit goods by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. She also advises clients concerning social media, copyrights, Internet domain names, design patents, trade secrets, unfair competition and the licensing of intellectual property. Ms. van Löben Sels' clients represent a wide range of industries, including high-end consumer electronics, luxury goods, personal-care products, healthcare, engineering and construction services, education, food, wine, fashion, furniture, entertainment and social networking, and her clients include both for-profit corporations as well as non-profit organizations with domestic and international operations.

Ms. van Löben Sels is a 1996 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a member of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, and a graduate, with honors, of the University of California, Berkeley, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Areas of Practice

· Intellectual Property Law

· Trademarks and Copyrights


· Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2013-present
- Special Counsel, 2011-2012

· Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
- Special Counsel, 2007-2010
- Associate, 1996-2001

· Golden Gate University School of Law
- Adjunct Professor, Trademark Law, 2009-2012

Professional Activities

· International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
- Internet Committee and Social Networking Task Force

· International Trademark Association (INTA)

· International Association of Young Lawyers - Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)

Selected Publications

· Co-author, "Sunrise Periods for First Wave of gTLDs Are Now Open," Duane Morris Alert, December 9, 2013

· Author, "Beware of Non-USPTO Solicitations," Duane Morris Alert, July 8, 2013

· Co-author, "New gTLD Trademark Clearinghouse Launches in Anticipation of New Era of Top-Level Web Domains," Duane Morris Alert, April 3, 2013

Selected Speaking Engagements

· Panelist, "Imported, Counterfeit Merchandise and U.S. Customs Enforcement - Is It Genuine?" ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 7, 2011

 (Also at Palo Alto Office)

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Laurie H. van Löben Sels

One Market Plaza, Suite 2200
San FranciscoCA 94105-1127


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