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

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

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


Partner; Chair, US Trademark, Copyright and Media Practice


Gina Durham litigates trademark, copyright, trade-dress, false advertising and right of publicity cases in multiple districts throughout the country. She has litigated cases in federal courts for clients such as Nike, The Estate of Marilyn Monroe, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and Harley Davidson.

Gina has led brand protection efforts for some of the most well-known companies in the world, including trying one of the first cases to go to trial under the amended Federal Trademark Dilution Act. During her time at DLA Piper, Gina spent an extended amount of time working “on loan” within a major software corporation advising on copyright infringement matters as well as large-scale pre-litigation efforts.

Gina has vast experience in the protection 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. Gina also counsels clients on IP prosecution matters, brand clearance and intellectual property portfolio management, primarily in the technology, media and retail sectors.


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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation

The team at DLA Piper LLP (US) ‘excels in client service’ and is noted for its ability to ‘coordinate trademark litigation matters across a diverse set of jurisdictions’. In San Francisco, co-head Gina Durham is representing the Estate of Marilyn Monroe in a trademark infringement and false endorsement litigation pending in the Southern District of New York. She is also currently acting for France-based video game maker Gameloft in a claim of copyright infringement filed by Glass Egg Digital Media concerning digital car models. Frank Ryan  provides ‘outstanding guidance on trademark-related matters’. He is based in New York and heads the practice with Durham and Ann Ford, who operates from Washington DC.