Rebecca E. McDougall focuses her practice on intellectual property (IP) matters. Rebecca has experience managing global trademark portfolios, assisting with global brand selection, registration, and enforcement in federal courts and the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, she assists clients in a broad array of related matters, including negotiating licensing and distribution agreements, advising on proper labeling, assisting with advertising substantiation, and contract review related to consumer promotions. Familiar with the ever-evolving landscape of the digital marketplace, Rebecca also handles matters involving cybersquatting, domain name disputes, and protection of copyright and trademark rights on the internet and in social media.
Rebecca is very active within the global trademark community, serving as the Vice-Chair of the Trademarks Subcommittee for the International Bar Association (IBA) and as a contributing officer in the annual meetings, acting as speaker and moderator on a number of IP topics. She has also served as a committee member with the International Trademark Association (INTA) for the last nine years. Rebecca is currently a member of the Non-Traditional Marks Committee. Her involvement in the international trademark community has led to her recognition for the past three years as one of the leading trademark attorneys for prosecution and strategy according to WTR 1000.
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2002, J.D.
Smith College, 1993, B.A., Government
District of Columbia
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Virginia Supreme Court
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Vice-Chair, Trademark Subcommittee, International Bar Association
Member, Non-Traditional Marks Committee, International Trademark Association
Leading Trademark Practitioner, Prosecution and Strategy, DC Metro Area,WTR 1000, World Trademark Review(2016–2019)