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  • Western Michigan University Law, JD, 2013
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Animal Bioscience, 2009
  • Western Michigan University Law, LLM, Intellectual Property, 2014
Dionne D. Heard
Professional Experience

Dionne’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of trademark applications.  Dionne’s other focus areas are copyright registration and litigation, licensing of intellectual property and patent litigation.

Client Work

Dionne’s practice involves assisting clients with their trademark portfolio from beginning to end.  This includes giving clearance opinions on a proposed mark, prosecuting and maintaining trademarks, responding to office actions and representing clients before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Dionne has substantial experience prosecuting both domestic and foreign trademarks as well as negotiating and drafting license agreements in corporate and private practice.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Volpe and Koenig, P.C., Dionne worked for a patent law office and as intellectual property counsel for a small corporation in King of Prussia, PA.  She also has experience working in the life sciences as a Research Associate in molecular genetics and microbiology at University of Pennsylvania’s Veterinary Hospital.

Professional Activities

Board Member, Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
Member, Camden County Bar Association
Member, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society

Bar and Court Admissions

State of New Jersey

Life Beyond the Law

I enjoy playing the violin, horseback riding and hiking.