Leah Chan Grinvald

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Law School; Professor of Law

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Professor Grinvald received her B.A. in East Asian Studies, summa cum laude, from The George Washington University. She later obtained a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where she served as the Articles and Notes Editor for the Journal of International Law & Politics.

Following law school, Professor Grinvald served as a law clerk for the Honorable Frank Sullivan, Jr. in the Indiana State Supreme Court. Before joining the faculty at Suffolk Law, Professor Grinvald was an assistant professor of law at Saint Louis University School of Law. Professor Grinvald teaches courses in Trademarks, Copyright, and International Intellectual Property. Her research focuses on domestic and international enforcement of intellectual property laws.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Grinvald served as global corporate counsel at Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. She advised on a variety of legal issues including trademark, copyright, contract and employment law arising within TaylorMade and its affiliated entities located outside of the United States. Before TaylorMade, Professor Grinvald was a corporate associate with Latham & Watkins LLP and Clifford Chance US LLP.




Revisiting the Viability of Shaming Trademark Bullies, THE LAW & ECONOMICS OF TRADEMARKS (G. Lunney, ed. 2022) (invited book chapter) (forthcoming)

Repairing Medical Equipment in Times of Pandemic
, 52 SETON HALL L. REV. 459 (2021) (with Ofer Tur-Sinai)

Trademark Enforcement and Statutory Incentives
, 39 CARDOZO ARTS & ENT. L.J. 931 (2021) (invited symposium piece)

Smart Cars, Telematics, and Repair
, 54 U. MICH. J. L. REFORM 283 (2021) (with Ofer Tur-Sinai)

The Right to Repair: Perspectives from the United States
, 31 AIPJ 98 (2020) (peer reviewed)(with Ofer Tur-Sinai)

Intellectual Property and the Right to Repair, 88 Ford. L. Rev. 63 (2019) (with Ofer Tur-Sinai)

Platform Architecture and the Brand: An Opportunity for Trademark Modernization in The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of the Sharing Economy (with Sonia Katyal) (Davidson, N., Infranca, J. & Finck, M., eds. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2018).

Platform Law and the Brand Enterprise, 32 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1135 (2018)(with Sonia Katyal)

Charitable Trademarks, 50 Akron L. Rev. 817 (2017)

Contracting Trademark Fame?, 47 Loy. Univ. Chi. L. Rev. 1291 (2016)

Social Media, Sharing, and Intellectual Property Law, 64 DePaul L. Rev. 1045 (2015) (reviews "The Myth of the Cultural Jew," Roberta Rosenthal Kwall, Oxford 2015)

Policing the Cease-and-Desist Letter, 49 U.S.F. L. Rev. 409 (2015)

Resolving the IP Disconnect for Small Businesses, 95 MARQUETTE L. REV. 1491 (2012)

Shaming Trademark Bullies, 2011 WIS. L. REV. 625 (2011)

A Tale of Two Theories of Well Known Marks, 13 VAND. J. ENT. & TECH. L. 1 (2010)

Making Much Ado About Theory: The Chinese Trademark Law, 15 MICH. TELECOMM. & TECH. L. REV. 53 (2008)

A Year in the Life of Indiana Corporate Law, 35 IND. L. REV. 1321 (2002)

Book Annotation: Reviews George Peffer's If They Don't Bring Their Women Here, 32 N.Y.U.J. INT'L L. & POL 829, 854 (2000)


  • BA, George Washington University
  • JD, New York University
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Courses Taught

  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • International Intellectual Property