Trade mark litigation
Trade mark prosecution
Trade mark strategy & counseling
Stephanie Bald specializes in trademark litigation, disputes, and strategic counseling. She represents clients in federal courts across the country and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). She also handles domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and has significant experience managing global trademark portfolios and advising clients on the selection, use, registration, enforcement, and licensing of trademarks.
Stephanie has been named to Managing Intellectual Property's Top 250 Women in IP (2014-2018), named to the World Trademark Review 1000 (2016-2018), and recognized as an "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property (2014-2018). According to World Trademark Review 1000, clients describe Stephanie as "a fierce advocate with a wealth of experience" and "a jack of all trades who does a fabulous job in everything." Stephanie "does a stellar job representing her clients" due to her "strategic vision" and "ability to foresee short-term and long-term issues coming down the road." She also possesses "a business-minded outlook, her fundamental understanding of the law is top-notch and, importantly, she is a real joy to work with."
In December 2018, Stephanie was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve a three-year term on the USPTO's Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC). TPAC is a statutorily created committee that reviews the policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of trademark operations and advises the USPTO on these matters. Ms. Bald also has long been active with the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), where she has served as the chair and vice chair of the Trademark Law and Trademark Litigation Committees. She is currently the chair of the Subcommittee for Succession and Leadership of AIPLA's Women and IP Committee. Stephanie has spoken and written extensively on a wide variety of trademark issues, including as a contributing author to leading treatises on trademark remedies and TTAB practice and procedure. She is also an Adjunct Professor at American University's Washington College of Law, where she has taught an advanced course on trademark practice and procedure for many years.
Stephanie previously practiced trademark law as an associate and partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Washington, D.C.