Gerben Perrott, PLLC
1050 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
+1 202.335.3900(Office)
dionne@gerbenlawfirm.com (E-mail)

DIONNE HEARD, ESQ.

SENIOR COUNSEL

Dionne Heard is a trademark and copyright attorney with Gerben Perrott, PLLC. Dionne focuses her practice on foreign and domestic trademark counseling, prosecution, clearance, and enforcement as well as copyright registration, enforcement and litigation. Dionne also has experience in cyber security, data security, unfair competition and licensing.

Prior to joining Gerben Perrott, Dionne worked as intellectual property in-house counsel to one of the largest restaurant equipment distribution companies in the country where she managed their extensive trademark and copyright portfolio, advised on trademarks and branding, litigated trademark and copyright infringement matters, and monitored and protected the company’s brand through online enforcement. Prior to working in this position, Ms. Heard was an associate attorney at Philadelphia’s largest intellectual property boutique law firm.

Ms. Heard served as a board member for the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Association (PIPLA). She is also a member of the American Bar Association and currently serves on the TIPS Animal Law Committee. She is a native of Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs.

Notable Cases:

  • Likelihood of confusion reversed (two registrations and three prior-pending marks) for REALWELL
  • Functionality – goods – refusal of registration on principal register reversed (U.S. Registration No.
    4018013)
  • Descriptiveness and likelihood of confusion refusal reversed for Diamond EAGLE
  • Successful takedown of 1000+ infringing Amazon accounts
  • UDRP Successful, transfer of deltasigmatheta.com to client (Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated v. Hulmiho Ukolen / Poste restante)
  • UDRP Successful, transfer of chummytees.net to client (Narwhaler LLC v. Truonng Duc)
  • Counsel of record for multiple trademark and copyright infringement cases in federal court
  • Managed trademark and copyright portfolio of a leading North American foodservice equipment and supplies corporation.

Speaking Engagements:

New Jersey Bar Member

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Western Michigan University Law

Juris Doctor

Masters of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property

Penn State University

Bachelor of Science, Animal Bioscience

Inter Partes Review: Three Years Later and the Difference Is?, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section (Fall 2015)