Dahlia Girgis


Dahlia first joined the USPTO in January 2005 as a Trademark Examining Attorney.  Since January 2011 to the present, she is a senior staff attorney at the USPTO Office of Enrollment and Discipline where she investigates grievances and complaints alleging misconduct by patent and trademark practitioners; conducts moral character and “fitness to practice” applications for individuals seeking registration before the USPTO; and was the primary architect in establishing a Diversion Pilot Program for impaired practitioners, which now has become a formal rule. Before working at the USPTO, she was an Assistant Attorney General for the N.H. Office of Attorney General where she investigated and prosecuted professional misconduct cases against licensed professionals such as physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers, before their respective licensing boards. She has an LLM in Intellectual Property and is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.