Katja Loeffelholz

Of Counsel

  • Biography

    Katja Loeffelholz is a Registered Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  Katja’s practice focuses on counseling and representing clients on all aspects of trademark, trade dress, copyright and related issues. Katja’s experience covers all aspects of these areas of law, including practice before the USPTO, counseling on protection, licensing and acquisition of intellectual property, and enforcement matters. She also advises clients on the adoption and availability of trademarks and service marks both domestically and internationally. Katja is also licensed to practice as a patent attorney before the USPTO and advises clients on various design patent issues.

  • Education
    • J.D., University of South Carolina, School of Law (1995)
    • B.A., University of California at Los Angeles (1990)
  • Writings and Presentations
    • Guest Lecturer, “Intellectual Property for the Wine Industry” and “Bias in the Legal Profession and Wine Industry”, Wine Law class at University of California, Davis, February 27, 2015 Download Article Download Article
    • Guest Lecturer, “Intellectual Property for the Wine Industry” and “Bias in the Legal Profession and Wine Industry”, Wine Law class at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo,  February 26, 2015 Download Article Download Article
    • Panel Chair, Addressing Bias in the Legal Profession and Wine Industry, Best Practices in Winery Operations Seminar
      May 28, 2014
    • “What’s trending, how to capture it,” Practical Winery & Vineyard, 
      February 2014 – Download Article
    • Speaker, Intellectual Property Issues in the Wine Industry, Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo Wine and Viticulture Department,
      November 4, 2013
    • “Protecting Intellectual Property in Your Brand,” Beverage Trade Network,
      November 11, 2013
    • “How to Protect Your Wine, Spirits or Beer Brand Trademark in China,” Beverage Trade Network,
      October 28, 2013
    • Speaker, Trademark Protection for Wine Brands in China, Second Annual Exporting Wine to China Seminar,
      October 16, 2013
    • Speaker, Trademarking Your Vineyard, Napa Valley Grapegrowers, 2011
    • “Starting a Virtual Brand,” Wine Business Monthly, 2009
    • Speaker, Trademarking Your Vineyard, Napa Valley Grapegrowers, 2008
    • “How to Protect Your Wine’s Packaging,” Wine Business Monthly, 2005
  • Associations
    • International Trademark Association (INTA),
      Member of Geographic Indications sub-committee
    • California Bar Association,
      Member of Intellectual Property Subcommittee
    • Napa County Bar Association,
      Member
    • Napa County Women Lawyers, Member
    • Women in Wine Sense, Member
    • Yountville Chamber of Commerce, Former President
    • Yountville’s Tourism Improvement District Board, Former member
    • Yountville Elementary PTA, Member
    • FOCUS, Member
    • New Tech Foundation, Former Board Member
    • Arts Council Napa Valley, General Counsel and Former President