Trademark Public Advisory Committee Members Biographical Information

Adraea Brown (Vice Chair)

Ms. Brown is Vice President & Assistant General Counsel at H-D U.S.A., LLC (Harley-Davidson). Since 2015, she has also served as Vice President & Legal Director, and Vice President & Senior Trademark Counsel at Harley-Davidson. Ms. Brown is responsible for leading Harley-Davidson’s in-house trademark team, which includes oversight of a portfolio of over 5,000 global trademarks, trademark enforcement, and litigation. She also serves as legal support for the company’s multimillion-dollar licensing and general merchandise business. She has been an International Trademark Association (INTA) member since 2015 and was the Co-Chair of INTA’s Global Brand Transactions & Due Diligence Subcommittee (2020-2021). Ms. Brown is serving her first term as a TPAC member.

David J. Cho (Chair)

Mr. Cho serves as Assistant Vice President Senior Legal Counsel-Trademarks and Copyrights at AT&T Inc., a holding company of various businesses connecting people to greater possibility – with expertise, simplicity and inspiration.  He oversees IP managers and outside counsel to protect international trademark and domain name portfolios. Mr. Cho is responsible for all trademark matters involving the parent company, subsidiaries, and affiliates, including the intellectual property company. His work includes advice, counseling, clearance, prosecution, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, enforcement, and litigation.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Cho was a Senior Trademark Associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; a Trademark Associate at Banner & Witcoff, and a Trademark Examining Attorney at the USPTO.  Mr. Cho is serving his first term as a TPAC member.

Tracy L. Deutmeyer

Ms. Deutmeyer is a Shareholder with the firm of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., where she advises clients on all aspects of U.S. trademark and copyright law, including the availability, prosecution, maintenance, acquisition, defense, enforcement and licensing of rights.  She manages the worldwide trademark portfolios of U.S.-headquartered clients and the U.S. trademark portfolios of companies headquartered outside the U.S.  From 2005 to 2018, Ms. Deutmeyer worked at McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO, as an Associate until 2007, when she became a Shareholder.  Ms. Deutmyer was also an Associate at Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. from 2002 to 2005. Ms. Deutmeyer is serving her first term as a TPAC member. 

Rodrick J. Enns

Mr. Enns is a Founding Partner of Enns & Archer LLP, where his practice focuses on the law of branded products, including strategic counseling in the creation and protection of brands; trademark, copyright, and advertising litigation; advertising clearance, counseling, and compliance; and antitrust and trade regulation counseling and litigation. Prior to his current position, Mr. Enns was a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, and he currently serves on the INTA PAC Board of Governors, a non-partisan political action committee that amplifies INTA members’ perspectives in U.S. IP legislation and policy. Mr. Enns is serving his first term as TPAC member.

Jomarie B. Fredericks

Ms. Fredericks is the Deputy General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property and Brand Counsel at Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.  Ms. Fredericks’ practice includes experience with trademarks, international trademarks, copyrights, licensing, privacy, sponsorship/cooperative relationships, general corporate law, contract drafting, review and negotiation, litigation management, and corporate governance for a global not-for-profit corporation consisting of 36,000 member clubs and its charitable foundation.  She is the 2023 President of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Board of Directors, as well as the Chair of INTA’s executive committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the INTA Political Action Committee (PAC).  Ms. Fredericks serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information, and Privacy Law of the University of Illinois Chicago Law School in Chicago, Illinois, where she provides counsel to the faculty and staff on the development of the intellectual property (IP) curriculum, the means to serve the IP bar, and important changes in IP law and practice.  She also serves on the Board of Managers of the Educational Foundation of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC). Ms. Fredericks is serving her first term as a TPAC member.

Deborah Gerhardt

Ms. Gerhardt currently serves as the Reef C. Ivey II Excellence Fund Term Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Law. She specializes in IP law with an emphasis on the intersection of law and creativity, and she teaches Arts Entrepreneurship, Art Law, and Copyright and Trademark Law. In 2018, she was awarded UNC’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction. She received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support research to clarify whether art and historical documents are protected by copyright or in the public domain. Ms. Gerhardt is also Of Counsel at Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP and was elected to the American Law Institute in 2021. She is a member of the UNC Arts Everywhere Committee and a member of the UNC School of Law Appointments Committee. Ms. Gerhardt also served on UNC Law’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee from 2018-2021, and she currently provides pro bono services for artists, nonprofit arts organizations, and low-wealth entrepreneurs. Ms. Gerhardt is serving her first term as a TPAC member.

Donna Griffiths

Ms. Griffiths is a Trademark Specialist at Cytiva, a global provider of technologies and services that advance and accelerate the development, manufacture, and delivery of therapeutics. She is primarily responsible for managing and maintaining large international and domestic portfolios and docket management. Prior to Cytiva, Ms. Griffiths was a Senior Paralegal at CVS Health, where she maintained a trademark and patent docketing system, managed and prosecuted both U.S. and foreign trademark filings. Ms. Griffiths is a member of the International Trademark Association’s Trademark Administrators Committee and is also a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association. Ms. Griffiths is serving her first term as a TPAC member.

Amy Hsiao

Ms. Hsiao is Chair of the Asia Trademark Practice of Eligon IP, where she is the lead counsel for numerous American brands, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, for global trademark and brand strategies.  Amy focuses her practice on advising Western companies on trademark, copyright, and international business transactions in China and other Asian countries.  Amy has pursued cases through all levels of China’s system and had achieved impressive wins both in terms of quantity and quality.  She has worked with policy makers from the U.S. and Europe on trademark arbitrations, criminal counterfeit seizures, and product recalls.  She often assumes the role of a business advisor because of her ability to articulate differences between Eastern and Western systems and to turn large volumes of raw data into meaningful, actionable branding strategies. She was invited by the USPTO to present at several of the agency’s roadshows on topics related to international brand strategies and advertising and compliance issues. Before Eligon, Ms. Hsiao was an associate at two law firms, including eight years at Kilpatrick Stockton. She is a current Co-Chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting and Privacy Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA), and was a member of the ABA’s Standing International IP Task Force from 2019-2021. Ms. Hsiao is serving her first term as a TPAC member.

Dana Brown Northcott

Ms. Northcott serves as Vice President and Associate General Counsel, IP, at She leads a global team responsible for all brand protection and enforcement; domain name and generic top-level domain (gTLD) portfolios; content protection; and anti-piracy, anti-counterfeiting, internet governance, and trademark public policy for each of Amazon’s business areas and subsidiaries. Ms. Northcott developed an IP protection program at Amazon, building and leading a team of over 42 attorneys and staff in developing and safeguarding a global portfolio of approximately 3,000 brand assets. Ms. Northcott is serving her first term as a TPAC member.


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