Padmini Cheruvu Associate (510) 451-3300 pcheruvu@donahue.com Download vCard LinkedIn

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Padmini Cheruvu is a litigation associate with a focus on intellectual property and business disputes. As the Associate Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, she assists clients in securing, protecting, and enforcing their intellectual property rights. As a member of the Litigation Practice Group, she manages all aspects of state and federal court litigation, including pre-litigation investigation and resolution, discovery, motion practice, mediation, and trial preparation. She has experience in a wide variety of matters, including:

  • Registering trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Registering copyrights with the U.S. Copyright Office
  • Representing clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Prosecuting and defending trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and business disputes in state and federal court

During law school, Padmini was the operations editor for the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal and a staff editor for the Hastings Science and Technology Law Journal.  During her final year, she participated in the Hastings Workers’ Rights Clinic, where she counseled low-income workers in a wide range of employment issues, and the Hastings Mediation Clinic, where she mediated cases in the San Francisco Small Claims Court.  She was a teaching assistant in moot court and legal writing and research, and a singer and musical director of Hastings Legal Notes.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member, South Asian Bar Association of Northern California

Recognition

  • Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award®, Hastings Civil Justice Clinic
  • Recipient, Witkin Award - Negotiations and Settlement, Hastings Civil Justice Clinic

Past Articles/News

  • “Three Parent IVF and its Effect on Parental Rights,” Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal, vol. 6, Winter 2014