Experienced intellectual property attorney Jodi DeSchane has joined Ballard Spahr’s Minneapolis office as Of Counsel, firm chair Mark Stewart announced today.

Ms. DeSchane’s practice centers around trademark, copyright, advertising, social media, and internet-related matters, especially for clients in the banking, retail, restaurant, human resources, consumer products, professional sports, and franchising industries. Jodi’s experience encompasses all aspects of U.S. and international trademark law and interparty disputes, including domain name disputes.

“We’re thrilled to have someone with Jodi’s extensive experience join us,” said Lynn Rzonca, chair of Ballard Spahr's Intellectual Property Department. “Thanks to her contributions, we can offer even greater depth of service and value to our clients.”

Ballard Spahr’s 50 intellectual property professionals work nationally and globally to identify, secure, and protect innovations and brands. They help clients strategically grow their brand portfolios and enforce and defend their IP rights. Using an approach that is both strategic and practical, these IP lawyers work with the firm’s pricing professionals to meet clients' budgets while delivering exceptional legal and client service.