Ashley Joyce joined NMPA in August, 2020 as SVP, Legal & Business Affairs.
Prior to joining NMPA, Ms. Joyce focused on trademark and copyright litigation in federal courts throughout the country, as well as inter partes proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). She handled all aspects of litigation from pre-suit consultation to pleadings, discovery, motion practice, experts, trials and appeals. She regularly counselled clients with regard to international conflicts, ICANN domain name disputes and related Internet issues. In addition to enforcement efforts, Ashley advised clients on identifying, enhancing and exploiting intellectual property assets, specifically in regards to strategic registration, licensing and settlement efforts.
Prior to joining DLA Piper, Ashley clerked for US District Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr. in the Eastern District of California. Before her clerkship, she worked at King & Spalding LLP in New York City and prior to law school, Ashley taught English and debate classes at the University of Paris X – Nanterre. She is a graduate of Duke University and Washington University School of Law where she was the Primary Articles Editor of the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy