Alesha Dominique

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Los Angeles
United States
T:+1 213 892 9255
Los Angeles
United States
T:+1 213 892 9255
Alesha Dominique

Alesha Dominique


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Alesha Dominique is an intellectual property lawyer with a focus on trademark, false advertising and unfair competition, copyright and patent matters. She has represented clients before federal district courts, the US International Trade Commission, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

A trusted advisor to a wide range of clients, Alesha works to acquire, develop and exploit intellectual property assets and assists with comprehensive trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement matters. Clients also rely on Alesha to conduct entertainment title searches and provide clearance analysis.

Alesha's experience spans an array of industries, including software, video games, music, entertainment, fashion, beauty, financial services, retail, e-commerce, food and beverage and tobacco.

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JD, The George Washington University Law School, 2008

BS, magna cum laude, Howard University, 2003

  • California State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland State Bar
  • Represented a multinational retail corporation in trademark infringement case; won motion to dismiss.
  • Represented collectively more than 100 producers and distributors of copyrighted television content in disputes regarding their share of hundreds of millions of dollars in copyright royalties.
  • Represented hip-hop artist Drake in copyright case involving an allegedly infringing "sample" from a jazz album.
  • Represented a fashion e-retailer in copyright case involving allegedly infringing textile patterns.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of health insurance industry client in copyright action in Eastern District of Virginia involving allegations of infringement of software code.
  • Represented a major international luxury goods manufacturer in a contributory counterfeiting and contributory trademark infringement suit against a leading online marketplace; won motions for summary judgment.
  • Represented global technology companies before the US International Trade Commission in a patent infringement investigation related to Power-over-Ethernet products; ended in a full withdrawal of the complaint and a dismissal of the ITC's investigation.
  • Represented golf ball manufacturer against claim of US$246 million in damages for infringement of four patents related to golf ball construction; obtained jury verdict invalidating all four asserted patents as anticipated and obvious.
  • Counseled clients on compliance with Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, including in the areas of testimonials, endorsements, online advertising and "Made in the USA" claims.
  • The World's Leading Trademark Professionals: California, World Trademark Review 1000, 2021- 2024
  • 40 Under 40, National Bar Association, 2021
  • Rising Stars, Minority Corporate Counsel Association, 2020
  • Top 100 Lawyer, The National Black Lawyers, 2020
  • Women Worth Watching, Profiles in Diversity Journal, 2019
  • Author, "Be "Ye" transformed: is the alteration of Adidas Yeezy sneakers into "expressive works" an act of Jeen-yuhs or IP infringement?" The Trademark Lawyer, December 8, 2022
  • Author, Generative AI in fashion design complicates trademark ownership, Inside Tech Law/Global Law Firm/Norton Rose Fulbright
  • "Non-traditional marks in the 21st century," NYSBA Annual Meeting 2023: Intellectual Property Law Section, January 24, 2023
  • "Trademark year in review and look ahead," LAIPLA Washington in the West, June 23, 2022
  • "A lawyer walks into a bar... A guided conversation on creating and protecting a compelling brand," American Craft Spirits Association Annual Convention, December 4, 2021
  • "Intellectual property and its role in sports law," New York Law School, April 8, 2021
  • "Students of color: Start your path to a successful career in IP," Intellectual Property Owners Association, November 24, 2020
  • "Marks and designs in the commercial industries," Antonin Scalia Law School and the World Intellectual Property Organization, June 5, 2019
  • "A designer and a lawyer walk into a brewery: A guided conversation on creating and protecting a compelling brand," California Craft Brewers Association Spring Conference, May 7, 2019
  • "Navigating the gender gap in IP law," Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, March 26, 2019
  • "Intellectual property/Internet of Things," Howard University School of Law, March 2, 2019
  • "Marks and Design in the Commercial Industries," Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, June 13, 2018
  • International Trademark Association (INTA):  U.S. Chairwoman, U.S. Committee for Non-Traditional Marks, 2024-2025; Member, U.S. Committee for Non-Traditional Marks, 2022-2023; Member, Non-Traditional Marks Committee, 2022; Representative, Non-Traditional Marks Global Advocacy Cross US Subcommittee, 2022-2023