Dina Leytes is a Member of Griesing Law, LLC and Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice group.
What do you focus on?
My practice is focused primarily on representing clients in connection with content creation and use, technology platforms and services, brand protection and enforcement, advertising compliance, privacy, domain name strategies and disputes, and social media legal risks.
What do you see on the horizon?
Across the board, our clients are innovators. They need legal partners who are deeply knowledgeable about their businesses and industries and who are also comfortable helping them navigate new challenges and opportunities. We make it a priority to understand the legal risks as well as the business upside inherent in new forms of technology. As a result, we are particularly well positioned to provide targeted services that are responsive to our clients’ needs in the digital age.
Dina represents Fortune 500 companies, privately held businesses, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs in matters related to trademark and copyright clearance, brand management and enforcement, technology licensing and acquisitions (including cloud services and software), privacy and data security, web and mobile agreements, domain name strategies and disputes, and social media legal risks. She provides pragmatic and cost-effective advice to clients who are principally in the technology, telecommunications, higher education, hospitality, finance, entertainment and retail industries.
Dina’s clients include both technology providers and technology licensees and Dina understands the unique challenges that each party faces. On the technology provider side, she has drafted a Master Services Agreement for a new business line on behalf of a major telecommunications company and successfully negotiated the terms with numerous customers. On the licensee side, Dina has represented clients on a range of transactions, including the drafting and negotiation of an agreement with a cloud services vendor on behalf of an international financial services company.
In the education sector, Dina has extensive experience advising universities and colleges on the subject of online learning. In this role, she has negotiated agreements with vendors that offer online courses in partnership with educational institutions, developed and implemented policies to address ownership of online curriculum and related content, drafted faculty and independent contractor agreements to ensure that institutions have the rights they require, and provided counsel on permissible use of third party content. Dina’s work on behalf of higher education clients also includes serving as lead outside intellectual property and information technology counsel to a large university. She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).
Having begun her career with a focus on trademark registration, counseling and litigation, Dina continues to secure trademarks, provide strategic brand advice, represent clients before various administrative bodies in connection with their trademark rights (including the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board), and manage significant trademark portfolios.
Dina is included on the roster of neutrals maintained by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for domain name disputes. She is a highly sought-after speaker and writer on legal topics pertaining to the digital age. Dina has an AV Preeminent Overall Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, a Client Choice winner in IT & Internet, a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer, one of the Best Lawyers in Business by Philly Biz in Intellectual Property and Technology, and a member of the Legal Elite by SmartCEO Magazine. Dina graduated from Stanford University (B.A., English with Honors in the Humanities and M.A., Russian) and Emory University School of Law.
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