Donna Frazier Schmitt

Partner at Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Donna Frazier Schmitt

Donna Frazier Schmitt

Partner at Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Biography

As a member of the Intellectual Property practice group and leader of the Trademark Services practice area, Donna Schmitt strategically manages global trademark portfolios.

Businesses in a variety of industries look to Donna to handle domestic and foreign trademark prosecution and for guidance on trademark selection, use, registration, policing, protection, infringement and enforcement. She also advises on trade dress and copyright matters as well as brand expansion through trademark licensing. Donna counsels on domain name registration and use of trademarks and copyrights in social media.

As part of her practice, Donna works to identify trends and new tools to enforce intellectual property rights, including efforts to curb the sale and distribution of counterfeit and knockoff products from electronics to personal care items.

Background

Prior to joining the firm, Donna served as senior trademark counsel for Energizer. She built its trademark and copyright department as Energizer evolved from a battery and lighting company to a household products and personal care company.

Donna managed global trademark clearance and prosecution for a 10,000-plus trademark portfolio. She also advised on trade dress and copyright intellectual property matters, including enforcement and licensing, domain names and use of IP in social media. As in-house counsel, Donna directly managed trademark infringement cases with litigation counsel and developed and implemented a brand protection practice to address counterfeit products globally.

As Energizer entered into more aggressive trademark licensing to expand its Energizer, Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic brands, Donna was a member of the business teams that developed the company program and was the legal counsel lead for all licensing issues. Now, Donna advises clients from manufacturers to developers and service providers on strategic business matters related to intellectual property.

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Armstrong Teasdale LLP, with nearly 250 lawyers in offices across the U.S. and China, has a demonstrable track record of delivering sophisticated legal advice and exceptional service to a dynamic client base. Whether an issue is local or global, practice area specific or industry related, Armstrong Teasdale lawyers provide each client with an invaluable combination of legal resources and practical advice. Recognized in the consumer press and by professional organizations for superior client service, Armstrong Teasdale is cited for its ability to provide value through collaborative client relationships, flexible counseling models and innovative billing solutions.

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