Cody Z. Winchester


Cody specializes in intellectual property and business law, counseling clients on issues related to business formation, contracts, licensing, 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, and clerked for United States Federal District Court Judge Dale A. Kimball.  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. Carolina Rodrigues, Fundacion Comercio Electronico, Case No. D2021-0079 (WIPO Mar. 4. 2021) (transferring, Ford Motor Co. v.  Ahmet Peker, Case No. D2020-2894 (WIPO Dec. 30, 2020) (transferring and, Ford Motor Co. v.  Sunita Kulkarni, Case No. D2020-3019 (WIPO Dec. 21, 2020) (transferring, Ford Motor Co. v.  Whoisguard Protected, WhoisGuard, Inc., Case No. D2020-2500 (WIPO Dec. 18, 2020) (transferring and, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. v. Carolina Rodrigues, Case No. D2019-2963 (WIPO Feb. 7, 2020) (transferring; Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. v. Super Privacy Service Ltd., Case No. D2019-2521 (WIPO Feb. 12, 2019) (transferring; Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. v. Domain Administrator, Case No. D2019-2612 (WIPO Dec. 19, 2019) (transferring



  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1995

  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1991



  • Yale Law Journal Book Reviews Editor 1994-1995


  • United States Tax Court

  • United States District Courts: Utah and E.D. Michigan

  • United States Courts of Appeals: 6th Circuit; and 10th Circuit





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