Danielle K. Johnson focuses her practice on trademark prosecution and counseling. Ms. Johnson’s experience includes examining and prosecuting trademark applications, conducting searches of registered trademarks, conducting legal research, and assisting with the enforcement of client’s intellectual property rights.

Background and Credentials

Prior to joining Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, Ms. Johnson worked as a trademark examining attorney at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, examining trademark applications for substantive and procedural bars to federal registration. Ms. Johnson also worked as a legal fellow at Jacover Law in Evanston, IL, where she conducted research to assist counseling clients on copyright, trademark, & Internet law issues, conducted searches of registered trademarks, and provided research and editorial input for motions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. While attending law school, Ms. Johnson held a position at the university in which she monitored trademark infringements on e-commerce websites, assisted with filing and renewing trademark applications and registrations, and drafted cease and desist letters. Prior to law school, Ms. Johnson pursued a Fulbright scholarship, teaching English in Alicante, Spain.

Ms. Johnson received her J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she served on the editorial board for the Indiana Law Journal and also founded the School of Law’s Society for Law and the Arts. Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and Spanish, summa cum laude, from Hope College. While at Hope College, Ms. Johnson was a member of Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Mortar Board National Honor Society.


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington) (J.D.)
  • Hope College (B.A., summa cum laude)
    • Creative Writing and Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Publications and Presentations