Dan Englander
Dan Englander

Daniel B. Englander


Tel 678.420.9538
Fax 678.420.9301

Daniel B. Englander is an intellectual property and brand management attorney. Mr. Englander helps clients obtain trademark and copyright registrations and assists clients in maintaining and protecting international trademark and copyright portfolios and licensing networks. He regularly counsels clients on other trademark, trade dress, copyright, right of publicity, false advertising, licensing, and product packaging issues, including drafting and amending contracts concerning these issues. He has litigated in federal courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and worked with foreign counsel on IP litigation, investigation, and enforcement actions around the world, including China, the EU, Turkey, and Canada.

As a former head of communications for a profitable online venture, Mr. Englander understands how companies can protect their brands and creative works and still productively engage with customers and fans online. He regularly counsels clients on website terms of use, takedown procedures under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and social media guidelines. He has extensive experience counseling clients on domain name issues, including cybersquatting, Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings, and developing strategies for monitoring and registering domain names as new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) go live on the Internet.

Pro Bono Experience

Mr. Englander has secured favorable results for pro bono clients as lead trial counsel for cases in Fulton and Clayton counties in landlord-tenant disputes and domestic violence cases. He also has experience testifying before the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee on civil rights legislation and takes pro bono referrals from Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.

Professional Activities

Member, Ballard Spahr Diversity and Inclusion Council

Co-leader, Equality Ballard

International Trademark Association (INTA), Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee, Free Trade Areas Subcommittee

Georgia Bar Intellectual Property Section, Trademark Committee


Co-author, "The Defend Trade Secrets Act Signed into Law," Ballard Spahr alert, May 11, 2016

Co-author, "President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act into Law, " Ballard Spahr alert, May 11, 2016

Co-author, “Please Don’t Throw Me a Surprise Party: How to Anticipate and Resolve Intellectual Property Law Issues in Developing and Operating Real Estate,” presented at Annual Conference of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, March 16, 2016

"In re Tam en banc Decision—Lanham Act 2(a) is Unconstitutional," Ballard Spahr alert, December 22, 2015

"Supreme Court Holding in B&B Hardware May Affect TTAB Litigation," Ballard Spahr alert, March 27, 2015

"Fashion Designers Face Uncertainty after Louboutin v. YSL," Law360, February 27, 2013

"Protecting the Human Rights of LGBT Ugandans in the Wake of Uganda's 'Anti Homosexuality Bill, 2009,'" 25 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 1263, 2011

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “Expanding Intellectual Property Across the Globe—The Impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on IP,” American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division Annual Meeting, May 6, 2016

Co-presenter, “IP, Twitter-Style, Everything In-House Counsel Needs to Know About Protecting Your Brand and Creative Works from Infringement, in 140 Characters or Less,” Ballard Spahr CLE, September 30, 2014

Community Activities

Emory Law Young Alumni Steering Committee, 2012-present

Emory University School of Law (J.D. 2012)
Editor-in-Chief, Emory International Law Review; Recipient, Dean's Award for Intellectual Property Litigation

Duke University (B.A. 2008)


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