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Wednesday, July 30, 2014


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Trademark Attorney Miriam Claire Beezy Joins BakerHostetler


Leading trademark practitioner Miriam Beezy has joined BakerHostetler as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group and member of the Trademark and Copyright teams. Beezy’s practice focuses on trademark and copyright matters, including U.S. and global procurement, prosecution, transactions, enforcement, and disputes.

She joins BakerHostetler from Foley & Lardner LLP, where she served as chair of the firm’s Trademark, Copyright, and Advertising practice and co-chair of the Entertainment and Media Industry team.

In private practice, she has protected the trademarks of several music groups, including the Rolling Stones and the famous series of tongue logos, the Wiggles, Pearl Jam, Ozomatli, and Korn. She protected and handled IP work for clients such as Muhammad Ali, Jane Seymour, Roseanne Barr, Wayne Gretzky, and Robert DeNiro’s company Tribeca and the Tribeca Film Festival. 

While serving as chief trademark counsel of The Walt Disney Company, she managed the company’s worldwide trademark portfolio, handling intellectual property issues related to consumer products, motion pictures, television, musicals, video, theme parks, sports teams, restaurants, cruise lines, apparel, toys, collectibles, and retail stores.

She is an adjunct faculty member at Southwestern Law School, where she is a professor of trademark law.

The Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School will host its 10th Annual Tribute to the Champions of Justice dinner and award ceremony on Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton to honor attorneys William M. Shernoff, senior and founding partner of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP, and Duke DeHaas, senior trial lawyer and shareholder, La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames. The reception starts at 6 p.m.; dinner starts at 7 p.m.

The awards were designed to honor those who make significant contributions to the civil justice system. Honorees’ careers are marked by “professional excellence, technical proficiency and uncompromising integrity,” Loyola said in a release.

“Bill and Duke are amazingly talented lawyers,” John Nockleby, Loyola Law School professor and director of the school’s Civil Justice Program, said. “In addition, they are community leaders who care deeply about justice and inequality in our society.”

The Beverly Hilton hotel is located at 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Information about the dinner is available at

Women Lawyers of Los Angeles is hosting a Downtown Mentoring Circle Dinner on Aug. 13, 2014, at 6:30 -PM. The dinner will be at California Pizza Kitchen, located at 330 South Hope Street in Los Angeles.

This event is for WLALA members only, new attorneys and experienced attorneys alike.

WLALA asks members to email if you plan to attend and include “Downtown Mentoring Circle Dinner” in the subject line. The email address is 


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