Bayes welcomes Ms. Gulnaz Donahue, an experienced Trademark and Copyright attorney, to join its D.C. metro office as an of counsel. Ms. Donahue’s arrival marks another significant step in strengthening Bayes’ full-spectrum intellectual property practice and its commitment to serve clients for their international intellectual property needs.
Ms. Donahue has extensive experience in all aspects of trademark, unfair competition, and copyright law. She counsels clients on the availability and registration of trademarks and secures trademark registrations in the United States and throughout the world. Ms. Donahue prepares and prosecutes U.S. trademark applications, including extensions of protection of International Registrations to the United States. Ms. Donahue also counsels clients on proper trademark marking and usage, and prepares corporate trademark usage and marking guidelines for clients.
Ms. Donahue has coordinated and managed the worldwide recordation of trademark assignments and transfers of trademark ownership. She also represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) and Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) domain name arbitration proceedings.
Ms. Donahue advises and assists clients on policing and enforcing their intellectual property, which includes preparing and sending cease and desist letters, negotiating settlement agreements, policing online counterfeiting activities, coordinating with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on seizing counterfeit goods, and stopping cybersquatting activities by securing domain names in the name of a rightful owner.
Ms. Donahue routinely counsels clients on a full range of copyright issues, including copyright protection, registration, and enforcement. She prepares and files Copyright Applications with the U.S. Copyright Office, and utilizes the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (“DMCA”) Take Down provisions to remove infringing materials from the Internet.