Barbara L. Friedman Of Counsel (510) 251-7154 bfriedman@donahue.com Download vCard LinkedIn

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Barbara L. Friedman is an attorney in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. With over 20 years of experience in dispute resolution and intellectual property counseling, Barbara’s experience covers:

  • domestic and international trademark selection, clearance, registration, and enforcement;
  • Domain Name Dispute Resolution (UDRP);
  • copyright registrations and enforcement;
  • negotiating and drafting assignments, licenses, and related agreements; and
  • the prosecution, defense, and settlement of disputes.

Barbara graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with honors, and received her JD, magna cum laude, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. She is the former chair of the State Bar of California’s Intellectual Property Section (2008 – 2009) and prior to that served as the chair of its Copyright sub-committee for five years. She currently edits the Intellectual Property Section’s bi-weekly electronic newsletter Inevitable Disclosures.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Chair, Intellectual Property Section, State Bar of California, 2008-2009
  • Board Member, IP Advisory Committee, Golden Gate University School of Law, 2009-present
  • Member, International Trademark Association, 2005-present

Past Articles/News

  • “Digital Safe Harbors Open Wider for On-line Service Providers,” Global eCommerce Law and Business Report (September 2002)
  • “The Emerging Jurisprudence of Domain Name Dispute Resolution,” New Matter (Spring/Summer 2001)

Past Speaking Engagements

  • Table Topic Host, UDRPS and Domain Name Infringement, Trademark Office Comes to California, California Lawyers Association, 2019
  • “Trademark Infringement on the Internet, Medical Marijuana Seminar, Cobalt Academy, 2011
  • “Domain Names Nuts and Bolts,” State Bar of Cal, IP Institute, 2007
  • “On-Line Content: Can Copyright Laws on Fair Use Keep Up,” American Bar Association, 2006