Dorna Mohaghegh counsels clients on all aspects of trademark law, including clearance, selection, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement.
She also assists clients in drafting and negotiating trademark settlement, licensing and coexistence agreements. She represents clients in a variety of industries, including health and wellness, media and entertainment, advertising and marketing, sports, publishing and fashion.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Mohaghegh was an associate at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP, where she focused on trademark, copyright, trade secret and other intellectual property issues relating to mergers, acquisitions, financings and investments. She has also advised on issues relating to domain names, including disputes before the National Arbitration Forum.
Ms. Mohaghegh is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) and serves on the NYIPLA’s Young Lawyers Committee and Trademark Law and Practice Committee. She is admitted to practice in New York.
University of Pennsylvania (BA, summa cum laude, 2009)
- Recipient of the Robert A. Fox Leadership Award
New York University School of Law (JD, 2014)
- Associate Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
INTA: Young Practitioners & Trademark Administrators Panel & Reception
Dorna Mohaghegh co-hosts the International Trademark Association’s Young Practitioners & Trademark Administrators panel and reception titled, “Getting in the Game: IP Protection in Professional Sports” at New York Law School.
March 6 2019
Dorna Mohaghegh at NYU Law
Dorna Mohaghegh presents “Best Practices in Trademark Prosecution” to Professor Beebe’s trademark class at NYU Law.
September 28 2018
NYU Law School: Tips for Being a Trademark Practitioner
Dorna Mohaghegh presents on being a trademark practitioner for students at NYU Law School.
October 3 2017
NYU Law Women
Dorna Mohaghegh speaks on a panel for NYU Law Women on "A Day in the Life of a Lawyer."
September 22 2016
news & press
Applications of Blockchain Technology to Trademark Protection, Enforcement, and Practice
Dorna Mohaghegh's article “Applications of Blockchain Technology to Trademark Protection, Enforcement, and Practice” was posted on the INTA Bulletin. Dorna co-wrote the piece with other members of the International Trademark Association’s Emerging Issues-New Emerging Issues Subcommittee. View Article
Dorna Mohaghegh on POPLAW Podcast
Dorna Mohaghegh is a guest on the POPLAW Podcast speaking about the trademark application process, trademark infringement, and two recent trademark cases involving Dr. Dre and DJ Khaled. Listen to the podcast here.
Boston Restaurant Could Not Enforce Geographically Descriptive Trademark Against Celebrity Chef
In a closely watched trademark battle with implications for food, beverage and other industries, a federal court has found for celebrity chef and television personality Christopher Kimball and his new media company, CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL'S MILK STREET. An allegedly competing business, MILK STREET CAFÉ, had sued CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL'S MILK STREET, arguing that Kimball's use of CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL'S MILK STREET was likely to cause confusion with MILK STREET CAFÉ. Read more.
Twitter Has Great Ideas For Movies—Will Hollywood Listen?
Supreme Court Strikes Down Lanham Act Prohibition on Registration of Disparaging Trademarks
On June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Matal v. Tam that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, which prohibits the federal registration of disparaging trademarks, is unconstitutional because it violates "a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend." Read more.
#Covfefe: Trending - But Can You Register It As a Trademark?
President Trump recently tweeted, without context, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe". Within minutes, the Internet was ablaze with commentary, speculation, and humor regarding the newly invented term. Read more.
Leveraging Trademark Law to Commercialize a Meme
Get Ready for New Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Rules
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the "Board") has announced a number of changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice, to take effect on January 14, 2017. Read more.