Aya Cieslak-Tochigi focuses her practice on all aspects of trademark and copyright law, including domestic and international trademark selection, clearance, prosecution, enforcement, and brand counseling. She regularly represents clients in trademark litigation in federal courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Aya works closely with clients spanning from start-up businesses to multinational corporations in a variety of industries, such as fashion, food and beverages, art, technology, life sciences, and financial services. She regularly enforces and defends clients’ trademarks and copyrights through cease and desist letters, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices, and subsequent negotiations. She has also litigated in the areas of life sciences, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical under the Hatch-Waxman Act in federal courts.
In addition, Aya has an active pro bono practice, assisting charitable organizations with their trademark and copyright needs.
Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Aya worked as an intellectual property associate at one of the oldest law firms in the country. Her legal experience also includes serving as a summer associate for international law firms in Tokyo, Japan.