Stella M. B. Ferraro

Associate

Stella M. B. Ferraro

Overview

Stella Ferraro is experienced in trademark clearance and prosecution, policing and enforcement, litigation, copyright, and unfair competition. She has experience before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), both in prosecuting oppositions and cancellations, and has also coordinated trademark prosecution in several foreign jurisdictions on behalf of U.S. clients. She has served as counsel in a number of federal court litigations, and assisted with the same through research, drafting and filing pleadings, and discovery and deposition preparation.

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During law school, Mrs. Ferraro served as a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), assisting with client in-take, investigations of allegations, and preparing legal determination letters. Also while in law school, Mrs. Ferraro served as a Law Clerk Intern for Lawyers for the Creative Arts, where she handled a variety of intellectual property issues relating to trademark and copyright law.

Mrs. Ferraro received her JD from Northwestern University School of Law, where she served as an Articles Editor for the Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property, and the published author of the Note, It takes a Village to Make a Difference: Continuing the Spirit of Copyright.

Mrs. Ferraro received a B.A. in Political Science from Georgetown College, with a minor in Sociology. While a senior at Georgetown College, Mrs. Ferraro studied abroad in the U.K. as a visiting student at the University of Oxford.

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2014
    • Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property, Articles Editor
  • Georgetown College, B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer tutor with Chicago Youth Programs, September 2011 – June 2020.
    • Included the privilege of working with the same student from his 5th to 12th grade years, who went on to attend college.

Articles, Publications & Lectures

  • Note, It takes a Village to Make a Difference: Continuing the Spirit of Copyright, 12 NW. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. May 2014.

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property, Articles Editor
  • Georgetown College, B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, 2010