Dana P. Jozefczyk

1801 California St., Suite 3300
Denver, CO 80202
D: 303.357.1645
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Elizabeth A. Pallardy


University of Colorado School of Law
J.D., 2009

Boston College
B.A., Biology, Mathematics, 2006

Bar and Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2017
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2012
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2011
Colorado State Bar, 2009
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association

Publications & Speaking

“IP Issues for Small Businesses,” co-presented with Chris Schulte, 2018 Colorado Business Law Institute in Denver, Colorado, September 13, 2018.

What You Should Know About Electronic Copyright Transfers, Law360, October 29, 2013

Trademarking Outside The Box, Law Week Colorado, June 3, 2013

An Inquiry Into The 'Jesus' Trademark, Law360, May 3, 2013

Co-author, Guidelines for Obtaining a Patent, Minnesota Inventors Congress, 2011, Vol. 10

Co-author, Patent Filing: How to Save $, Time & Grief, Inventors Digest, September 2011

The Poison Fruit: Has Apple Finally Sown the Seed of its own Destruction? 7 J. on Telecomm. & High Tech. L. 369, Spring 2009

Dana is an attorney in Merchant and Gould’s Denver office. Dana provides practical solutions to a wide array of intellectual property matters. Her practice ranges from advising entrepreneurs in small transactions to counseling Fortune 100 companies in high-stakes litigation. 

Dana specializes in developing sound intellectual property portfolio management strategies, with particular focus on leveraging the value and protection of trademarks and copyrights.   Her experience also extends to brand management—by working with various small to medium businesses from the ground up, Dana ensures that these emerging growth companies avoid the pitfalls of intellectual property law and realize their full potential. Dana brings tremendous value to these organizations by securing and enforcing trademarks and copyrights in the fields of apparel, biomedical devices, retail accessories, and pet products.

Dana’s advice is informed by her extensive background in patent prosecution—both domestic and foreign—in the electrical, mechanical, and biomedical fields. She has a wealth of experience drafting patent applications and responding to office actions as well as drafting and filing appeals. Dana is also especially skilled in defensive and offensive analysis of a clients’ and a clients’ competitor’s products alike. She has authored many memoranda and opinions succinctly summarizing this analysis. Dana has successfully litigated numerous cases at the District Court, Appellate Court, and Federal Circuit levels. As a result of the breadth and depth of her intellectual property experience, Dana brings a 360 degree perspective to each client she advises.

In her spare time, Dana enjoys running with her Labrador/Golden Retriever, Kona, and cheering Syracuse basketball on to an inevitable second national championship.  



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Press Releases
Merchant & Gould Joins Girls Scouts of Colorado at IP Patch Event
Merchant & Gould joined forces with Girls Scouts of Colorado, Microsoft and Boulder toy robot maker Sphero, to help girls earn their Intellectual Property (IP) Patch.  Held at Denver’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last month, Girl Scouts ...
Press Releases
Merchant & Gould Promotes Two Attorneys to Partners in Denver
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce the promotion of Denver attorneys Dana Jozefczyk and Marianne Timm-Schreiber to partner, expanding the firm’s commitment to women leadership and diversity. The promotion was effective Jan. 1, ...
Jozefczyk and Lewis Offer IP Considerations for Colorado Startups
Merchant & Gould attorneys Dana Jozefczyk and George Lewis discuss the Colorado startup scene in this Law Week Colorado article.An Intellectual Consideration Merchant & Gould attorneys dish out intellectual property advice in advance of Denver Startup ...
Lutz and Jozefczyk Presenting at ACC Colorado In-House Counsel Forum
Merchant & Gould attorneys Nancy Lutz and Dana Jozefczyk will be speaking at an April 5, 2017 forum hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel - Colorado Chapter. The forum, "What to Expect in Uncertain Times Under the Trump Administration," ...
Trademarking Outside The Box
Click here to read Dana's article appearing in the Law Week Colorado, June 3, 2013
Fed. Circ. Tosses $31.6M Patent Judgment For Metso Minerals
Click here to read article and quote from Rachel Hughey.
An Inquiry Into The 'Jesus' Trademark
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Patent Filing: How to Save $, Time & Grief
Follow the link below to read this article.Patent Filing: How to Save $, Time & Grief