Tara M. Vold

Tara focuses her practice on US and international trademark clearance, portfolio management and protection, and also on advertising, unfair competition, and online brand counseling. She represents companies in trademark, domain name and copyright dispute proceedings, including Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and domain name arbitration proceedings, and in negotiating settlement agreements in these areas.

Tara handles a wide range of matters relating to various aspects of intellectual property law, including prosecution before the US Patent and Trademark Office, international intellectual property prosecution, the drafting and negotiation of license agreements, managing the intellectual property aspects of corporate transactions and resolving domain name and other internet-related conflicts. She also has substantial intellectual property litigation experience, having worked on numerous trademark and copyright litigation matters in several Federal District Courts.

"Engaged, sensitive to business concerns and a joy to work with" Tara is a "stellar trademark attorney." Her sweeping knowledge of trademark law makes her a "a go-to resource in the rapidly evolving field of intellectual property.'" "Her understanding of domain names issues and her strategic advice are top class."

World Trademark Review's WTR 1000 (2017)

“A trademark, copyright and advertising expert who delivers crisp results in portfolio management, enforcement and litigation. A creative thinker, she is a great fit for those with unconventional marketing strategies.”

World Trademark Review's WTR 1000 (2020)

“One of the best trademark experts of the practice, Tara Vold 'gives wise and pragmatic legal counsel. She seamlessly works in both prosecution and enforcement; clients seek her out for her well-thought out and balanced approach.' Vold is up to speed with the latest market developments and has expanded her practice in recent years to handle internet and social media issues.”

World Trademark Review's WTR 1000 (2019)

“Vold is a superb attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable in both prosecution and litigation strategy, and knows how to map out a plan to get something accomplished. Detail oriented and efficient, she is also very well connected in the global branding community, so is always able to provide excellent references for local counsel.”

World Trademark Review's WTR 1000 (2018)

“Vold's litigation background means that she can enforce marks to the hilt where necessary; however, the greater part of her time is spent on rights management - a task she performs without breaking a sweat, whatever the size of the portfolio.”

World Trademark Review's WTR 1000 (2016)

“Tara has handled many oppositions in the US, as well as Federal Court litigation. She has the capabilities and resources to provide cost-effective and reliable advice.”

World Trademark Review's WTR 1000 (2015)


  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, Dartmouth College


  • WTR 1000 The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, World Trademark Review (2015-2023)
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2020-2021)
  • Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers, Law Business Research Ltd. (2015-2018)


    • International Trademark Association
      • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee (2022-2023)
      • Advertising and Related Rights SubCommittee, Public Resources Committee (2012-2013)
      • Public Resources Committee, Advertising and Related Rights SubCommittee, Co-Chair (2014-2015)
      • Public Information Committee, Journalists and General Public SubCommittee, Chair (2016-2017)
      • Copyright Committee, Member (2018-2021)
    • State Bar of Virginia
    • State Bar of Illinois
    • Bar of the District of Columbia


  • Speaker, “Cease-and-Desist Campaigns,” American Intellectual Property Law Association, Trademark Boot Camp, Arlington, VA, June 2017, June 2018
  • Speaker, “Overview of the Federal Court and TTAB Decisions (and More),” PLI’s Advanced Trademark Law 2018: Current Issues, New York City, NY, March 2017
  • Co-Presenter, “How to Protect a Creative Work,” National Press Club, Washington, D.C., April 2015
  • Co-author, “Trademark Clearance Opinion (Outside Counsel),” Practical Law Company, December 2014
  • Co-author, “Uniform Domain Name Procedure (UDRP) Complaint,” Practical Law Company, September 2014
  • Co-author, “Trademark Searching and Clearance,” Practical Law Company, August 2011 (Updated 2016)
  • Co-author, “Supreme Court Holds That Federal Court Retains Jurisdiction Over Unregistered Copyrights Even Where Registration Precondition Is Not Met,” Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, March 11, 2010
  • Co-author, “Claims of Fraud Before the U.S. TTAB: Looking Forward,” International Trademark Association Bulletin, Vol. 64 No. 23, December 15, 2009
  • Co-author, “Program IV: Global Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright and Internet Highlights,” The Embassy Row Series, September 16, 2008