Cody Z. Winchester

 

Cody specializes in intellectual property and business law.  Cody helps businesses acquire, protect, and exploit intellectual property rights, regularly counseling clients on a wide range of issues related to business formation and contracts, licensing, technology, trademarks, copyrights, and Internet and domain name law.  Cody regularly represents clients whose trademarks rank among the top 100 global brands as identified by Interbrand/Business Week's annual survey and whose licensed properties rank among the top 100 global properties as measured by Global License.  Cody is a graduate of Yale Law School, was the Yale Law Journal Book Reviews Editor (1994-1995), and clerked for United States Federal District Court Judge Dale A. Kimball (1997-1999).  She has been repeatedly selected by her peers as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in the category of Intellectual Property (Utah Business Magazine).

Cody’s recent reported decisions include Ford Motor Co. v.  Ahmet Peker, Case No. D2020-2894 (WIPO Dec. 30, 2020) (transferring fordcreditguide.com and forddealerships.net), Ford Motor Co. v.  Sunita Kulkarni, Case No. D2020-3019 (WIPO Dec. 21, 2020) (transferring ford-india.com), Ford Motor Co. v.  Whoisguard Protected, WhoisGuard, Inc., Case No. D2020-2500 (WIPO Dec. 18, 2020) (transferring f0rd.com and us-ford.com), Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. v. Carolina Rodrigues, Case No. D2019-2963 (WIPO Feb. 7, 2020) (transferring audirockville.com); Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. v. Super Privacy Service Ltd., Case No. D2019-2521 (WIPO Feb. 12, 2019) (transferring drivebigger.com); Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. v. Domain Administrator, Case No. D2019-2612 (WIPO Dec. 19, 2019) (transferring gwinnettlexus.com).

 

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1995

  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1991
     

Honors

 

  • Yale Law Journal Book Reviews Editor 1994-1995
     

Admissions

 

  • Utah; E.D. Michigan; 6th Circuit; and 10th Circuit

 

 

 

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