Dagodag, Melissa K.

468 North Camden Drive2nd floorBeverly Hills, CA 90210

310-584-7680 Contact Us

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Updated: 09/30/2016

Overview

Melissa is the Attorney for Creative Types. After graduation from Stanford University, Melissa founded and then operated a successful design and manufacturing business for eight years. During that time, Melissa learned what it takes to create and run a successful company. She decided to become a lawyer after feeling the frustration of seeing her designs and other ideas stolen by others. While attending UCLA School of Law, she began to understand just how many people and businesses needed...

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Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Sole Practitioner

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish

Practice Areas

  • Trademarks
  • Business Entity Formation
  • Fashion Law
  • Entertainment Contracts
  • Copyrights

Representative Clients

  • Bliss & Bone, LLC (branding and web design company)
  • Dani Mana Designs, Inc. (software company)
  • A Common Thread, Production Company
  • HHW Technologies Inc., Technology Company

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2000

Other Affiliations

  • California State Bar, 2000 - Present
  • Santa Monica Rotary Club, 2008 - Present (Director)
  • Meals on Wheels West, 2007 - Present (Board Member)

Honors

  • Paul Harris Fellow, 2007 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Fashion Law 101, California Lawyers for the Arts, 2007 - Present
  • The Music Business, California Lawyers for the Arts, 2008 - Present
  • Copyright 101, California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Trade Mark & Unfair Competition Law , Pepperdine School of Law

Pro Bono Activities

  • Meals on Wheels West, 2007 - Present
  • California Lawyer for the Arts Lecturer, 2006 - Present
  • Santa Monica Rotary Club, 2006 - Present
  • City of Santa Monica - Commisioner

Past Positions

  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Attorney, 2000 - 2001
  • BCBG Max Azria, Business Affairs Counsel

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 2000
    J.D.
  • Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1991
    M.A.
    Major: English
  • Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1991
    B.A.
    Major: English

Ancillary Businesses

  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate Transactions

Fees

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • "Visual Artists Need to Eat, TOO" , The Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2014
  • "Is Copyright Protection for Fashion Designs a Windfall for Designers?" , The Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2011

Office Information

Address

468 North Camden Drive2nd floorBeverly Hills, CA 90210

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