Gina Durham > DLA Piper LLP (US) > San Francisco, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105-2933
United States

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology; Media, Sport, Gaming and Entertainment; Trademark and Copyright; Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Corporate; Advertising, Litigation and Disputes; Healthcare


Partner; Deputy Practice Group Leader, Intellectual Property and Technology Group; Chair, US Trademark, Copyright and Media Practice


Gina Durham focuses her practice in the area of trademark, copyright, right of publicity, trade dress, and false advertising.  She is an experienced trial attorney and strategist.

Gina represents some of the most well-known companies in the world and has achieved favorable outcomes in consequential matters for clients.

In each matter she handles, she brings to bear her deep understanding of the full life cycle of rights creation, clearance, prosecution, and trends in enforcement and litigation.  Gina approaches matters from a global perspective, often coordinating multijurisdictional strategies to advance the interests of her multinational clients primarily in the technology, media and retail sectors.

Gina also has two decades of experience in disputes surrounding questions of proprietary rights on the Internet, having successfully litigated the enforceability of online terms of use, civil claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Internet crawling disputes.


International Trademark Association, service on several committees, including China Anti-Counterfeiting Committee and Internet Committee


J.D., DePaul University; B.A., Northwestern University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Representing trademarks in over 150 countries worldwide, the team at DLA Piper LLP (US) advises on the management, prosecution and enforcement of the portfolios of major household names across such sectors as food, hospitality, retail, e-commerce, consumer goods, tech and entertainment. The practice is led by global co-practice group leader Mark Fowler in Silicon Valley and IP prosecution expert Gina Durham in San Francisco. At the Washington DC office, Ann Ford counsels mature and emerging companies on developing and strengthening their brands, and Thomas Zutic specializes in the selection, adoption and use of trademarks. In addition, in Chicago, IP specialist Keith Medansky advises major clients on brand strategy.

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation

DLA Piper LLP (US) is a go-to for high-stakes litigation on behalf of blue-chip global clients. Intellectual property and tech co-global head Mark Fowler in Silicon Valley leads the practice, along with US trademark, copyright and media practice chair Gina Durham, who represents clients like Nike and Radisson Hotels in major infringement trials, in San Francisco. Tamar Duvdevani in New York acts for major rights holders across the fashion, media and consumer products sectors. Melissa Reinckens in San Diego brings expertise to false advertising, trademarks and trade dress disputes on behalf of clients in the sports, entertainment, IT, and medical device areas. Associate Marc E. Miller provides support in New York, representing top corporates and emerging businesses.