Asha E. Velay

Asha E. Velay is an Of-Counsel attorney with the firm. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Georgetown University. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from American University Washington College of Law with a focus on Copyright and Trademark law. While attending American University, Ms. Velay served on the executive board of her law school’s intellectual property publication, The IP Brief, where she wrote articles on relevant intellectual property issues in the news. Ms. Velay was also Vice President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society as well as the Communications & Media Law Society. Additionally, Ms. Velay worked as a Dean’s Fellow for The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP), the nationally recognized intellectual property and information law research and academic program of American University Washington College of Law. She was also a participant in the Community and Economic Development Legal Clinic, where she advocated for small businesses in the Washington metropolitan area. Ms. Velay is a member of the Maryland State Bar.

After law school, Ms. Velay worked in-house for an international food export company. In addition to playing a role in business development, she researched food industry regulatory compliance laws for the company’s corresponding African, South American, Middle Eastern, and European markets and oversaw the company’s trademark portfolio. Ms. Velay has an extensive marketing and public relations background. Prior to entering the legal field, Ms. Velay worked as a music publicist for a boutique artist management agency based out of New York City.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Maryland

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

“Food Fight! Wendy’s Sues Cincinnati’s United Dairy Farmers in an Ice-cold Frosty Battle!,” The IP Brief, June 27, 2013.

“The Fashion Wars: Guess Wins a Trademark Lawsuit Against Gucci in Italy,” The IP Brief, May 31, 2013.

“Kate Middleton’s Name Is About To Be Trademark Royalty,” The IP Brief, April 1, 2013.

“Nobody Walks All Over Tory Burch: Shoe Designer Sues over Monogram Logo,” The IP Brief, March 29, 2013.