Deborah Lodge specializes in intellectual property, internet, branding and privacy law. Among her diverse clients are communications and media companies, retailers and technology pioneers. With her broad legal experience and practical business perspective, Deborah helps clients achieve their strategic goals while complying with the legal regulations that govern privacy, e-commerce and advertising.
Deborah advises clients concerning privacy and data security, social media, cybersquatting and e-commerce issues. She assists companies to combat internet fraud and cybersquatting and to implement effective privacy and data protection practices and procedures. She also counsels clients concerning the legal aspects of brand management and marketing, including sweepstakes, contests and user-generated content, as well as traditional advertising and unfair or deceptive practices (UDAAP) issues. She represents clients in proceedings and investigations brought by the FTC, FDIC and other government agencies.
In the trademark area, Deborah helps clients create and protect their brands. In its 2017 rankings of leading trademark professionals, the World Trademark Review noted that Deborah was “versatile” and “takes a level-headed, holistic approach to the protection of brand assets, assisting with prosecution, enforcement and marketing concerns.” Deborah also has significant experience with infringement litigation, domain name proceedings, Lanham Act suits and TTAB proceedings.
Deborah also assists clients with protecting their trademarks through registration in the ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse and in Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings. She assisted clients with obtaining Top Level Domains in ICANN’s new gTLD program. Those efforts included dispute resolution proceedings before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and the International Center of Expertise of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Deborah has served as chair of our trademark team and was a founder of the Women’s Forum. In 2006, she was honored as Pro Bono Partner of the Year. Prior to joining at the firm, Deborah was a trial lawyer with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice in Washington DC.
During law school, Deborah was a member of the Boston College Law Review, where she served as articles editor. She is a member of the Order of the Coif and graduated magna cum laude from Boston College Law School. From 2007 to 2008, Deborah served as an adjunct professor of copyright law at the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America.
Deborah is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, which promotes the role of public service and pro bono work in the practice of law and the development of public policy.