Julie P. Dostal

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4704

(215) 372-2369

Recent Publication:

The Ever Evolving Registrability of Trademarks for CBD Products [Alert]

Ashley Kessler, Julie Dostal, and Jonathan Gale discuss In re Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises, LLC and if it opens up the opportunity for CBD products to register their trademarks with the USPTO.

Julie focuses her practice on trademark and copyright prosecution; internet domain and social media infringement; and intellectual property transactional matters.

While in law school, Julie was a summer associate at the firm in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Julie interned as a legal fellow at Accountability Counsel, where she focused on the use of oversight mechanisms for international development loans. Julie has also interned at the offices of City Councilman Corey O'Connor and United States Senator Robert Casey in Pittsburgh.

Julie earned her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was on the articles review board for the Virginia Environmental Law Journal and the features editor of the Virginia Law Weekly. Prior to law school, Julie earned her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh, where she majored in politics and philosophy and minored in history and religious studies.

Publications

The Ever Evolving Registrability of Trademarks for CBD Products [Alert]

March 25, 2021

Ashley Kessler, Julie Dostal, and Jonathan Gale discuss In re Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises, LLC and if it opens up the opportunity for CBD products to register their trademarks with the USPTO.

Do Green Certification Marks Lead to Greener Consumption? [The Legal Intelligencer]

March 24, 2021

Julie Dostal authored an article on the use of green trademarks and whether it has an impact on consumers’ purchasing habits and effectively promotes more sustainable, green consumption.

Are Psychedelic Mushrooms the New Cannabis? [Alert]

November 10, 2020

Julie Dostal discusses the ballot initiatives in Oregon and D.C. to legalize and decriminalize psilocybin.

PA Governor and Lt. Governor Call for the Legalization of Cannabis [Alert]

September 18, 2020

Julie Dostal discusses the September 16 press conference urging the Pennsylvania legislature to legalize recreational cannabis.

House to Vote to Legalize Cannabis [Alert]

September 14, 2020

Julie Dostal discusses the MORE Act and what it would mean for cannabis companies if this legislation is passed.

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2019
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., summa cum laude, 2015
  • Pennsylvania