Ashley Bennett Ewald is a corporate litigator and trademark prosecution specialist. She regularly advises clients on the selection, clearance, and registration of trademarks and copyrights. Ashley also develops intellectual property enforcement, brand strategy, and social media plans for clients ranging from small startups to large multinational corporations and everything in between. She has special expertise in obtaining domestic and international trademark registrations. She frequently represents clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and has successfully obtained transfer decisions in numerous Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution (UDRP) proceedings. She also provides advertising counsel, including review and clearance of advertisements, contests and sweepstakes rules, and compliance with federal advertising regulations and guidelines.
As a litigator, Ashley has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal courts across the country in trademark and copyright infringement, trade dress, false advertising, and unfair competition claims, particularly as these claims pertain to franchisors, as well as in contract disputes and other general civil litigation.
Ashley also serves in an advisory role for tech startups, acting as liaison between entrepreneurs and corporate attorneys. She advises startups on a wide range of matters pertaining to her expertise in social media policy and intellectual property law. In addition to negotiating and drafting agreements for new companies, including vendor agreements and statements of work, Ashley also provides practical advice grounded in her experience starting small businesses with her husband. She gives her clients a solid foundation on which to grow their business—and the confidence that their best interests are being looked after.
In addition, as a volunteer attorney for Children’s Law Center, Ashley represents children and youth in the Minnesota foster care system.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.