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Julia M. Lang, Attorney, Intellectual Property Group Chair

Julia M. Lang combines careful legal analysis with a pragmatic approach, focused on securing intellectual property and achieving client business objectives.

Julia M. Lang is the chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, focusing on trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, copyright, advertising, marketing, data privacy, and business law. She helps companies secure some of their most valuable assets—their brands—by obtaining, enforcing, and monetizing their intellectual property rights.

Collaboration is the key to developing any successful intellectual property strategy. Julia works with clients to understand their business objectives, identify their core products and services, and protect their current and future commercial offerings. She provides counsel on trademark clearance, selection, and use; prepares and prosecutes trademark and copyright applications; protects and defends clients’ trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and consumer goodwill; and advises clients on intellectual property considerations in mergers, acquisitions, funding transactions, joint ventures, licensing agreements, and employment contracts.

Julia holds leadership positions in numerous organizations, including the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, where she serves as Vice-Chair for the USPTO Trademark Practice and Policy Committee, and the Missouri Bar, where she serves as Vice-Chair for the Intellectual Property Law Committee.

Education

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

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award 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

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Washington

Awards, Merits & Honors

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Women in IP Committee - "Woman to Watch" (2021)
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly - "Best IP Attorneys" list (2021)
  • Academic Excellence Award – Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution (2017)

Professional & Community Involvement

Professional Involvement
  • American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law – Vice-Chair of the USPTO Trademark Practice and Policy Committee (2021-Present), Member (2012-Present)
  • The Missouri Bar – Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Committee (2021-Present), Member (2014-Present)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association – Member of the Trademark Law, Relations with the USPTO, and Women in IP Law Committees (2020-Present)
  • Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts – Volunteer Lawyer (2020-Present)
Community Involvement
  • Washington University School of Law Eliot Committee – Deputy Chair (2018-Present), Member (2015-Present)
  • Washington University Alumni Board of Governors – Associate Member (2018-2021), Young Alumni Advisory Board Member (2016-2018)
  • Choate Rosemary Hall Volunteer Admission Network – Alumni Interviewer (2015-Present)
  • Saint Louis Zoo Marlin Perkins Society – Member (2014-Present)