Trademark Public Advisory Committee Members Biographical Information

Adraea Brown (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). Her term as a member began on December 1, 2021.

Valerie L. Calloway

Ms. Calloway is Associate General Counsel, Managing Intellectual Property Attorney, and Chief Trademark Counsel for IBM, where she leads the global team responsible for legally protecting IBM’s tens of thousands of brands and serves as an operations and administrative lead for IBM’s Intellectual Property Law professionals worldwide.  Her practice includes trademark filing, clearance, prosecution, company acquisitions and divestitures, and development and execution of global brand protection strategies. Her term as a member began on December 1, 2023.

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. His term as a member began on December 1, 2021.

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. Her term as a member began on December 1, 2022.

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. Her term as a member began on December 1, 2022.

Amy Hsiao (Vice Chair)

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. Her term as a member began on December 1, 2022.

Nehal Madhani

Mr. Madhani is an attorney and the Founder and CEO of Alt Legal, a company whose cloud-based IP docketing software supports thousands of organizations in preparing, managing, and monitoring millions of IP filings and deadlines daily. He is also the Founding and Managing Director of International Intellectual Property Standards Group, a non-profit organization that defines and advocates for the standardization, accessibility and availability of IP laws and data across IP offices. Mr. Madhani is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) as the vice-chair of the Trademark Administrators Committee. He is passionate about improving accessibility to high-quality, free legal resources and the intersection of trademark practice and technology and its impact for streamlining the trademark prosecution process. Mr. Madhani began his legal career at Kirkland & Ellis. Mr. His term as a member began on December 1, 2023

Douglas N. Masters

Mr. Masters is Managing Partner at the law firm of Loeb & Loeb, LLC’s Chicago office, where he litigates and counsels clients primarily in the areas of IP, advertising and unfair competition.  He helps brand owners, sports leagues, athletes and advertisers protect and leverage their branding, marketing and other IP assets.  He helps brand owners protect and leverage their IP assets across a wide range of industries, including sports, retail, food and beverage.  He also has notable experience advising companies in domain name protection and enforcement proceedings, and matters of litigation relating to the unique issues of online marketing and advertising.  Mr. Masters represents clients in court, and he practices regularly before the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. His term as a member began on December 1, 2023.

Dana Brown Northcott

Ms. Northcott serves as Vice President and Associate General Counsel, IP, at Amazon.com. 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. Her term as a member began on December 1, 2021.

 

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