Abe Shanehsaz advises clients on all aspects of U.S. and international trademark, copyright, social media, internet and technology, and e-commerce matters. He advises companies ranging from startups to large multinationals regarding obtaining, maintaining, expanding, leveraging and enforcing strategic intellectual property protections. Abe’s core experience includes national and international prosecution, clearance, due diligence, dispute resolution and agreement negotiation and drafting.

Intellectual Property Prosecution

Abe is responsible for a portfolio of trademark, copyright, domain and customs matters comprising more than 6,500 individual properties in more than 125 territories. He handles these matters on behalf of companies ranging from large multinational companies with hundreds of individual properties in nearly every jurisdiction worldwide to small startups from Indianapolis and elsewhere that leverage smaller portfolios.

Agreements and License Negotiation

Abe represents companies in need of contract drafting, negotiation, and licensing where protection, leverage, and maintenance of intellectual property, technology, data, and confidentiality are primary concerns.

Dispute Resolution by Non-traditional Means

Abe assists property holders in pre-litigation contexts through effective and efficient leveraging of administrative processes that address infringements and other concerns through the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), cancellation and opposition proceedings, cease and desist and pre-litigation settlement negotiations, notice and take-downs (DMCA), and terms of service and other social media, web-hosting, privacy violations reporting.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies (managing editor) (2014)

Indiana University
B.S. in Marketing and Management, magna cum laude (2011)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA)


  • Best Lawyers®— "Ones to Watch," Intellectual Property Law, 2021-22
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
  • 2018 Indiana Rising Star Attorney in Intellectual Property
  • 2017 Pro Bono Honor Roll Honoree
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Fraternity
  • Alpha Lambda Delta National Academic Honors Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society

Awards Methodology

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