Cara L. Gagliano


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Cara Gagliano is a litigator specializing in trademark and trade dress matters, with an emphasis on enforcement and litigation. Cara’s other areas of focus include false advertising, copyright, privacy, defamation, anti-SLAPP, and First Amendment law.

A dedicated member of the firm’s pro bono committee, Cara also maintains a substantial and diverse pro bono practice.


  • Czech
  • German
  • Italian


Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court for the Northern District of California


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Northwestern University, B.A., Linguistics, 2011
  • Represents a major retail grocery chain and a niche glassware company in all aspects of their trademark and brand enforcement and protection activities 
  • Represents a major retail grocery chain in high-profile litigation involving claims of trademark infringement and dilution (W.D. Wash.)
  • Represents a major footwear company in a trademark and trade dress infringement action (D. Or.)
  • Represents a leading manufacturer of solar power system components in competitor false advertising and trademark infringement action (N.D. Cal.)
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of copyright and trademark infringement claims for two music distribution services (S.D.N.Y.)