Shreya Desai specializes in the fields of copyright, trademark, and advertising law, with a strong emphasis on delivering comprehensive legal services to her clients.
Shreya regularly provides counsel to Fortune 500 companies on trademark, copyright, and advertising issues. She is proficient in litigating intellectual property cases in federal courts and has a track record of effectively handling contested matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Her expertise extends to advising clients on a wide range of concerns, including those before the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau (NAD), domain name arbitrations, and compliance with FDA, FTC, and other relevant standards and guidelines.
Shreya is known for her proactive approach in partnering with clients to develop innovative and pragmatic solutions to legal challenges. Her advisory services encompass various aspects, such as trademark clearance and portfolio management, aimed at mitigating the risk of disputes while enhancing the visibility and reputation of her clients' brands. Moreover, Shreya oversees trademark due diligence processes for clients involved in acquisitions and funding events. She also possesses substantial experience in drafting terms and conditions for marketing and promotional initiatives.
Before joining the firm, Shreya served as a law clerk for the Honorable Timothy C. Batten, Sr., District Judge, and the Honorable John K. Larkins, III, Magistrate Judge, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
During her time in law school, Shreya was the Executive Articles Editor of the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law. She also served as a teaching assistant to Professor David Shipley and conducted research for Professor Mehrsa Baradaran. Her dedication and commitment to the legal profession were recognized with the William King Meadow Award, awarded annually to the law graduate who best exemplifies the integrity, sense of responsibility, and high standards of the legal profession, all while maintaining a keen sense of humor necessary to address legal issues from a humane perspective. Shreya gained early exposure to the firm as a summer associate in 2016 and 2017.
Prior to launching her legal career, Shreya was a middle school special education teacher in the Atlanta Public Schools system where she taught math and science at a Title I school as a corps member through Teach for America.
Shreya speaks conversational Gujarati.
University of Georgia School of Law J.D. (2018) magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
University of Georgia B.A. (2012) International Affairs and Political Science
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia - Honorable John K. Larkins, III (Oct 2020-Jan 2021)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia - Honorable Timothy C. Batten, Sr. (Aug 2018-Oct 2020)
Boys and Girls Club of America, Fulton County Advisory Board Member
Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, GAPABA Gala Co-Chair
Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Younger Lawyers Division, Board Member
South Asian Bar Association, Member
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