Alesha Dominique represents clients in intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on patent, trademark, false advertising, and unfair competition matters. Alesha’s experience includes representing clients before federal district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
- Represented a major international luxury goods manufacturer in a contributory counterfeiting and contributory trademark infringement suit against a leading online marketplace; won motions for summary judgment.
- Represented global technology companies before the U.S. International Trade Commission in a patent infringement investigation related to Power-over-Ethernet products; ended in a full withdrawal of the complaint and a dismissal of the ITC’s investigation.
- Represented golf ball manufacturer against claim of $246 million in damages for infringement of four patents related to golf ball construction; obtained jury verdict invalidating all four asserted patents as anticipated and obvious.
- Counseled clients on compliance with Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, including in the areas of testimonials, endorsements, online advertising, and “Made in the USA” claims.
Professional, Business and civic Affiliations
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar Association
Other Career Experience
- Judicial Intern to the Honorable Senior Judges: Beaudin, Dorsey, Hamilton, Mencher, Milliken, Morrison, Wertheim, Winfield, and Wynn, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
- Teach for America Corps Member (2003-2005)
- No trademark infringement where contractor listed manufacturer’s product in municipal bidNovember 7, 2012
- Statutory provision on royalty judges violates appointments clauseAugust 30, 2012
- Trade dress damages award upheld after failure to file post-verdict motionsJune 28, 2012
- A unique arbitrary word mark does not lose strength as trademark when identified along with manufacturerApril 30, 2012
- Alternative basis for invalidity waived when not raised before district courtFebruary 29, 2012
- Maryland, 2008
- District of Columbia, 2009
- U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of Texas, 2012
The George Washington University Law School, J.D. 2008
Howard University B.S. in Mathematics, magna cum laude, 2003