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Melissa K. Dagodag - Beverly Hills, CA

468 North Camden Drive2nd floor Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Updated: 03/14/2022

Beverly Hills Trademarks Lawyer


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...

About Melissa K. Dagodag

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Sole Practitioner


  • 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


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)

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


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 2000
  • Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1991
    Major: English
  • Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1991
    Major: English

Ancillary Businesses

  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate Transactions


Accepts Credit Cards


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


468 North Camden Drive2nd floor Beverly Hills, CA 90210



  • Paul Harris Fellow, 2007 - Present

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