Partner Susan Natland Amongst Honorees of 2021 Women in Business Awards by the Orange County Business Journal

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Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that partner Susan Natland has been recognized by the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) as one of the top businesswomen in Orange County. The 27th annual publication of the OCBJ Women in Business guide was released on September 13th and highlighted 188 of the county’s most exceptional businesswomen.

Natland advises on all aspects of domestic and international brand protection and enforcement, advertising law, unfair competition, copyright, and data privacy and security matters. She is Co-Chair of the firm’s Trademark and Brand Protection Group and Chair of the firm’s Data Privacy and Security Group. Her practice includes domestic and foreign trademark selection and clearance, trademark procurement and prosecution, ex parte and inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), trademark audits, licensing, domain name disputes, counterfeit goods and customs, copyrights, entertainment law, rights of publicity, and trademark and copyright enforcement and litigation.  

Earlier this year, Susan was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve as Vice Chair of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC).

The OCBJ will host an in-person luncheon on October 28 to recognize Natland and the additional Women in Business Award nominees. You can view the full list of honorees here.

About Knobbe Martens

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has about 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at

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