Overview

Julia M. Lang is the chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, focusing on trademark, unfair competition, copyright, social media, and advertising law.

She counsels clients on trademark and copyright clearance, prosecution, infringement, and enforcement; legal issues in brand protection, including digital marketing, celebrity endorsements, influencer marketing, and domain name disputes; intellectual property and technology development, licensing, and distribution agreements; business and legal issues in company use of social media; and intellectual property due diligence in corporate transactions and collaborations.

Julia is recognized by Super Lawyers® as a Missouri and Kansas Rising Star (2021, 2022), by Best Lawyers® as One to Watch (2023), on St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s “Best IP Attorneys” list (annually since 2020). She received her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and her LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Technology Law from Washington University Law. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s USPTO Trademark Practice and Policy Committee.

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Education

Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, LL.M., Intellectual Property and Technology Law;

  • CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Global Studies Law Review, LL.M. Advisory Board
  • Dean’s Advisory Committee

Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA, J.D.;

  • Trustee Law Scholar
  • American Indian Law Journal, Editor in Chief
  • Seattle University Moot Court Board
  • Certificate in Tribal Governmental Business Law

Washington University, St. Louis, MO, B.A.;

  • January Scholar
  • Lambda Sigma National Honor Society
  • Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honorary
Community Involvement
  • American Bar Association USPTO Trademark Practice and Policy Committee | Vice Chair (2021-Present), Member (2012-Present)
  • The Missouri Bar Intellectual Property Law Committee | Vice Chair (2021-2022), Member (2014-Present)
  • Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts | Pro Bono Attorney (2020-Present)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (2020-Present)
  • Washington University School of Law Eliot Committee | Vice Chair (2018-Present), Member (2015-Present)
  • Choate Rosemary Hall Volunteer Admission Network | Alumni Interviewer (2015-Present)
  • Saint Louis Zoo Marlin Perkins Society (2014-Present)
  • Washington University Alumni Board of Governors | Membership Co-Chair (2018-2021)
  • Washington University Young Alumni Advisory Board (2016-2018)
Awards
  • Best Lawyers® One to Watch in Intellectual Property Law (2023)
  • Super Lawyers® Missouri and Kansas Rising Star in Intellectual Property Law (2021)
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (2022)
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly “Best IP Attorneys” list (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association “Woman to Watch” (2021)
  • CALI Academic Excellence Award in Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution (2017)
Publications & Presentations
  • Till Success Do Us Part: Evaluating Celebrity Clout and the Right of Publicity in Divorce | Speaker, The Missouri Bar Annual Family Law Conference (August 2022)
  • What the General Practitioner Should Know About Copyright Law to Avoid Malpractice | Speaker, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (June 2022)
  • Trademark Considerations for Marketers and Brand Strategists | Speaker, TOKY (April 2022)
  • Common Legal Pitfalls in Digital Marketing | Speaker, American Marketing Association (March 2022)
  • Branding and Intellectual Property Basics | Speaker, Networking Referral Partners (December 2021)