Julia M. Lang serves as firmwide chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, providing strategic legal counsel on how best to manage, develop, and safeguard intangible business assets. She works to design and implement long-term strategies that allow her clients to secure maximum protection of, and extract maximum value from, their intellectual property.
Julia regularly advises clients on diverse aspects of intellectual property and technology law, with extensive experience structuring and negotiating complex commercial contracts; performing intellectual property due diligence review in connection with mergers, financing transactions, audits, and strategic collaborations; managing intellectual property clearance, risk mitigation, prosecution, enforcement, and settlement matters; developing and implementing global brand protection strategies; and resolving online infringement issues, including cybersquatting, domain name disputes, and DMCA takedowns. She excels at building strong, transparent relationships with in-house legal teams and developing streamlined processes for intellectual property management and enforcement that provide clear portfolio oversight and greater predictability for legal expenses.
Julia has been recognized as a leader in the field of intellectual property by numerous outlets, including, among others, Super Lawyers® Rising Stars since 2020, World Trademark Review since 2022, and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America since 2023. She was inducted as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a global honorary with membership limited to the top one percent of lawyers in each jurisdiction, in 2022.
Julia earned her LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Technology Law from Washington University School of Law and her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s USPTO Trademark Practice and Policy Committee and Co-Chair of the Washington University Law Eliot Committee.
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