Daniel L. Rogna


DePaul University Law, J.D.

University of Michigan, B.A.

Admitted to Bar

Illinois, 2013

Daniel L. Rogna



When asked to prepare a draft book contract by a former boss, Mr. Rogna found a way to bridge his passion for literature and a career in the law. The joy of helping one author secure his rights led Mr. Rogna down the path to a career principled on helping everyone from artists to entrepreneurs secure rights in their intellectual property. Working in the copyright department of Penguin Group USA, at one of the world’s largest typeface libraries and distributors (Monotype Imaging), and as an assistant to a literary agent, Mr. Rogna has the experience to advise clients on everything from conventional print publications to cutting-edge digital formats with an acute understanding of every choice from the first draft to the final font. In the years since that initial project, Mr. Rogna has gained experience structuring contracts, protecting intellectual property rights, and navigating the evolving digital landscapes that confront content creators and businesses alike.

Today, Mr. Rogna’s focus is on helping clients navigate the expansion of the “new Internet.” He manages everything from domain registration applications to monitoring and enforcement in the new space of gTLDs. Protecting his clients’ brands through ownership of the appropriate domain names requires a bit of defense in the form of keeping a constant pulse on the ever-changing status of domain names.

Additionally, Mr. Rogna’s background in publishing has evolved into extensive experience in copyright registration and litigation across many forms of content, including technology, software and publishing. His practice in this area includes clearance of materials and fair use analysis, as well as licensing agreement development and negotiations. Furthermore, Mr. Rogna has gained valuable trial experience, with a successful defense in trademark dilution claim and favorable settlement for the prosecution in a software technology trademark infringement case.

Mr. Rogna is involved in the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law, Literary Publishing as the Vice Chair. He is published in the Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review on the topic of trademarks in film, television, webcasts, video games and songs and in the paper entitled “Co-branding Commercial Tie-ins and Celebrity Endorsements” alongside Roger Goff, Partner at Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman Rabkin, LLP.