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.

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    Education

    • Boston College, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1976
    • Wellesley College, B.A., 1973

    Admissions

    • District of Columbia, 1985
    • Massachusetts, 1977
    • New York, 1978

    Courts

    • Numerous Courts of Appeals
    • Numerous Federal District Courts
    • U.S. Supreme Court

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member, American Bar Association (ABA), Intellectual Property and Litigation Sections
    • Member, Internet Subcommittee of the ABA Litigation Section
    • Member, International Trademark Association
    • Member, ABA IP Section, Privacy and Data Security Subcommittee
    • Member, Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
    • Bronze Ranking, World Trademark Review 1000, Prosecution and Strategy, DC Metro, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
    • Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law 2017 Awards, nomination as finalist for Best in Technology.

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    • Webinar, “Protecting Trademarks in Europe: Deciphering and Maximizing Key Benefits of the European Trademark System and the Fallout From Brexit,” Clear Law Institute, June 21, 2017.
    • Panelist, “Consumer Disclosures in Online Transactions,” Department of Commerce Internet Task Force, April 18, 2017.
    • Author, “Guide to US Sponsorship Law,” Practical Law (UK), September 2016.
    • Regular contributor, Squire Patton Boggs Weekly Data Privacy Alert.
    • Webinar, “Revised EU Trademark Law: Strategies For Increasing Trademark Protection in the EU,” Clear Law Institute, July 14, 2016.
    • Webinar, “Protecting IP Rights in Europe: Deciphering and Maximizing Key Benefits of the European Trademark Reforms,” Strafford Live Webinars, March 1, 2016.
    • Guest, “Update on Top Level Domains on the Internet,” Capital Thinking Radio Show, February 26, 2015.
    • Author, “FTC Cracking Down on Trade Associations,” Client Alert, January. 8, 2015.
    • Speaker, “Leveraging the Trademark Clearinghouse: Protecting Marks Under ICANN's gTLD System,” Strafford Legal Seminar, November 18, 2014.
    • Panelist, “False Advertising After Pom Wonderful,” Association of Corporate Counsel Seminar, July 23, 2014.
    • Guest, “Global Women’s Initiatives,” Capital Thinking Radio Show, June 19, 2014.
    • Guest host, Capital Thinking Radio Show, May 15, 2014.
    • Guest host, Capital Thinking Radio Show, April 24, 2014.
    • Guest, “Federal Trade Commission Developments Relating to Privacy Protection,” Capital Thinking Radio Show, April 17, 2014.
    • Guest host, Capital Thinking Radio Show, April 3, 2014.
    • Speaker, “Key IP Issues and the Needs of Companies, Researchers and Inventors in Qatar,” Intellectual Property Seminar, March 19, 2014.
    • Co-author, “Internet Expands as New top Level Domains Go Live; Trademark Clearinghouse Protections Triggered,” Trademark/Techcomm Client Alert, January 31, 2014.
    • Presenter, "Privacy Rights and Responsibilities in the Social Media World," ABA IP Section Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (April 9, 2011)

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