Joanna M. Myers
Holley Driggs Law Firm
400 S. Fourth Street, 3rd Floor
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Joanna advises clients on the development, protection, licensing, and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights, domestically and internationally. She has extensive experience in international trademark protection, enforcing clients’ rights on the Internet, and resolving disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and via the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. She has advised clients on securing and protecting trademarks in more than 140 countries around the world and has extensive experience in IP enforcement, including working with U.S. Customs officials to bar the entry of counterfeit goods into the United States and South America.
Joanna represents clients in IP litigation and has negotiated the resolution of hundreds of trademark, copyright, domain name, rights of publicity, and other IP disputes. She also provides counsel on IP transactions, including licensing, option, shopping, publishing, and co-existence agreements as well as performing due diligence, representations and warranties for corporate mergers and acquisitions. Her clients include companies based in the U.S. and abroad in the software, music, entertainment, magazine and book publishing, sports agency, online retail, restaurant, telemedicine, and gaming industries as well as universities and law firms.
Joanna also counsels clients on privacy, defamation, and First Amendment issues.
- B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1999
- J.D., William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, 2010
Memberships & Affiliations:
- State Bar of Nevada
- State Bar of California
- American Bar Association
- Clark County Bar Association
- Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys
- UNLV Alumni Association
Every business uses intellectual property, such as trademarks, service marks, trade dress, copyrights, domain names, patents, trade secrets, and confidential information. Protecting and productively using intellectual property plays an integral role in business growth and financial success. The Firm’s Technology and Intellectual Property Group is dedicated to assisting clients in the management, development, and protection of intellectual property by capitalizing on existing laws and forming creative solutions tailored to a client’s individual needs and goals. Proper management and protection requires attention to detail and recognition of issues that address every client’s unique development and objectives, including the interplay with the client’s overall business structure.
Our team helps clients implement a customized intellectual property plan that addresses each facet of intellectual property, including trademarks, service marks, cybersquatting, privacy, domain name management, copyrights, trade secrets, technology, unfair competition, franchising, employee noncompete and disloyalty issues, patent litigation, corporate security, confidentiality, and document retention. The process often begins with an intellectual property audit that identifies for clients the current risks to their intellectual property and outlines a customized intellectual property plan to enhance and protect their business.
Additionally, the Firm is experienced in addressing client’s concerns in transactional, prosecution, and dispute resolution matters. In a collaborative manner, we are well prepared to represent clients in fostering business relationships, developing intellectual property assets, and in prosecuting or defending matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Copyright Office, state agencies and regulatory authorities, federal courts around the country, as well as Nevada state courts.
The Technology and Intellectual Property Group represents clients from across the nation and from diverse business backgrounds, from small start-up entities to large publicly traded corporations. At the same time, the group appreciates that each client has its own specific needs, which change over time. Thus, the group is committed to providing focused attention to the client’s particular needs, while also capitalizing on the Firm’s other areas of expertise, including tax, business, finance, commercial litigation, real estate and bankruptcy, to provide the client with comprehensive legal representation.
Holley Driggs Law Firm is proud to be a Nevada-based law firm focused on making positive contributions to the local and regional communities through the dedicated leadership of its team of more than thirty experienced attorneys.
With offices in Las Vegas and Reno, our general practice law firm represents national and international clients on a wide spectrum of business and corporate practice areas including commercial litigation, real estate, natural resources, eminent domain, employment law, bankruptcy, construction, gaming, and technology and intellectual property. The Firm’s shareholders also have broad experience in administrative law, estate planning, probate, and tax law.
In addition to its strong internal team of seasoned legal professionals, Holley Driggs is the only Nevada law firm that is a member of Law Firm Alliance, an exclusive global network of full-service law firms that further extend our combined experience and enhance our service to clients through high quality and cost-effective legal services in jurisdictions worldwide. A rigorous member selection policy is in place and, since its establishment, membership has grown to more than fifty law firms with close to three thousand attorneys practicing nationwide and internationally.