Gina L. Durham

Gina Durham litigates unfair competition, trademark, copyright, trade-dress, anticounterfeiting/unauthorized distribution and domain name cases in multiple districts throughout the country. She has litigated cases in federal courts for clients such as The Estate of Marilyn Monroe, Pfizer, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Nike and Harley Davidson

Gina has led brand protection efforts for some of the most well-known companies in the world, from trying one of the first cases to go to trial under the amended Federal Trademark Dilution Act, to successfully pursuing multiple lawsuits against spammers infringing on the famous brand of a Fortune 500 company. During her time at DLA Piper, Gina spent an extended amount of time working "on loan" within a major software corporation advising on matters related to large scale anti-counterfeiting efforts and license compliance.

Gina has unique experience in connection with the protection of proprietary rights on the internet, having successfully litigated the enforceability of online terms of use, civil claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, state anti-spam laws and domestic and foreign domain name disputes. She is also a founding member of DLA Piper's Social Media practice and counsels regularly on mitigating risks associated with user-generated content through a combination of well-crafted terms of use, and compliance for purposes of Communications Decency Act immunity and Digital Millennium Copyright Act safe harbor. Gina also counsels clients on IP prosecution matters, brand clearance, pre-litigation policing programs and intellectual property portfolio management.

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property and Technology, 2) Media, 3) Sport, 4) Gaming and Entertainment, 5) Trademark and Copyright, 6) Mergers and Acquisitions, 7) Litigation, 8) Arbitration and Investigations and 9) Corporate
Law School J.D., DePaul University, 1999
Admitted Year 1998
Education B.A., Northwestern University, 1996
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm DLA Piper
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