Shana L. Olson



Shana Olson

Shana L. Olson is an associate in Sterne Kessler's Trademark & Brand Protection Practice and the Mechanical & Design Practice Group, where her work focuses on trademark and design patent matters. She has significant experience in trademark clearance, as well as enforcement and portfolio management of trademark and design rights both in the US and abroad.

Prior to law school, Shana was a foreign filing paralegal at Sterne Kessler, where she became well versed in the mechanics of filing applications abroad and in global portfolio management. During law school, she was a senior paralegal and student associate at the firm, focused on trademark and design patent matters. Shana serves on the International Trademark Association's (INTA) Trademark Reporter Committee for the 2022-2023 term. 

While in law school at The George Washington University, Shana was an associate editorial staff member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal. Her student note, "Competing Design Doctrines: A Comparative Review of Design Patent and Trade Dress Functionality" was published in the Summer 2017 edition of the Journal. Shana received her B.A. in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.

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The George Washington University Law School
Foreign Affairs
University of Virginia


District of Columbia
Supreme Court of Virginia


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association, IP Section
  • International Trademark Association, Trademark Reporter Committee (2022-2023)
  • Virginia Bar Association