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Susan Neuberger Weller

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Washington, DC
202.585.3510



Education

  • George Washington University (JD)
  • University of Miami (BA, English, Economics, Psychology, cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Susan has managed the firm’s Trademark Practice for over 10 years. For over 25 years, her practice has involved all aspects of intellectual property and related corporate business transactions, with a particular emphasis on domestic and international trademark and copyright searching, prosecution, enforcement, counseling, and litigation. She specializes in trademark, copyright, domain name, trade dress, and related areas of Internet, e-commerce, unfair competition, customs, and advertising law, as well as intellectual property administrative litigation proceedings before the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings before ICANN, and federal civil litigation.

Her practice also encompasses intellectual property licensing, trade secrets, establishing corporate intellectual property programs, and conducting corporate audits and domestic and international due diligence investigations. She works with IP firms worldwide in protecting and enforcing her clients’ IP rights.

Susan has served as an Associate mentor and advisor for many years. She also serves as the public relations liaison for the DC Office and works closely with the firm’s Marketing and PR departments in this capacity. Susan represents the firm as well as its affiliated entities in trademark and copyright matters.

Throughout her career, Susan has been an active writer and speaker. Susan has authored and contributed to numerous intellectual property books and publications and has served as an intellectual property commentator on Court TV, in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and in other national and regional publications. She frequently presents and lectures on all aspects of intellectual property.

Susan participates in many professional and community service organizations. Her commitment to pro bono work for clients has been publicly recognized and is highlighted annually in the firm’s annual Pro Bono Report. She has also been recognized by many different organizations for her professional excellence and ethics.

Susan has been active for many years in the International Trademark Association (INTA), has served on numerous INTA committees and task forces, and was an editor for The Trademark Reporter. In addition, she participates in the intellectual property activities of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Bar Association, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and the DC and Virginia bar associations. She has also served on several committees of the Technology Council of Maryland.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Washington DC Super Lawyers: Intellectual Property (2007 – 2010, 2013 – 2014)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers: Intellectual Property (2006)
  • Legal Media Group: World’s Leading Trade Mark Practitioners (2012)
  • Legal Media Group: World’s Leading Women in Business Law (2012)
  • American Registry: America's Most Honored Professionals (2012)
  • American Registry: Top Attorneys in the Washington, DC Metro Area (2011)
  • Arrive magazine: “Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast” (2011)
  • Who’s Who Legal USA: Trademarks
  • The United Who’s Who Registry
  • Biltmore Who's Who Among Executives and Professional Women, Honors Edition
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners (2012 – 2013)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Excellence in legal writing award, International Trademark Association

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, INTA
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, DC Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, Technology Council of Maryland Marketing Committee
  • Women Global Leaders Group
  • Women’s Lawyers Alliance
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Trademark Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Board of Directors, George Washington Law School Alumni Association
  • Intellectual property mentor, GWU law students
  • Co-chair, GWU Law School 30th Class Reunion (2011)
  • Board of Directors, The Angels Network
  • Host committee, 2nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters (March 2012)
  • Board member, The Booster Club for Quince Orchard High School
  • Chair (7 years), Booster Club Prom After-Party, Quince Orchard High School
  • Co-chair, Walk-a-Thon Committee, Bethesda Cares, Inc.
  • Volunteer, Montgomery County Humane Society in Maryland
  • Volunteer, Girl Scouts
  • Instructor, St. Rose of Lima Parish