Donna Thomas is a partner at Goodell Devries and represents a broad range of clients in commercial and intellectual property transactions. From publicly traded corporations making mega-buck acquisitions - Donna closed $150 million in deals in less than three months a while back working through the Thanksgiving holiday to get them done - to individuals, she does it all. She handles the clearance, registration, licensing, protection, and defense of copyrights and trademarks, and helps with the responding and resolving of cease-and-desist letters for both.
Besides being a consummate business lawyer, Donna is also an experienced intellectual property lawyer. She has taught Copyright and Media Law as an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore. She is also a frequent lecturer on intellectual property subjects, including teaching trademark law as an instructor for the Maryland Bar Association, and she is a frequent lecturer at various Association of Corporate Counsel chapters around the country. Additionally, Donna served as the Chair of the Intellectual Property Law section of the Maryland State Bar Association and co-authors the six-volume legal treatise, 'The Law of Advertising and Mass Communications' with Jim Astrachan. She is also co-author of Goodell DeVries's intellectual property law blog.
Donna has litigated a variety of cases involving intellectual property, advertising, and business issues, from state Circuit Courts to U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and ranging from crayons to counterfeit cigarettes to surgical products.
Donna enjoys an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, has been selected for Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers, and has been named Baltimore's Best Copyright and Trademark Lawyer by the Best Lawyers publication.