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141 E Palace Avenue
Santa Fe NM 87501


Breanna Contreras

Breanna Houghton


Breanna Contreras’s expertise is in copyright and trademark matters as well as commercial litigation. She was a key member of the Bardacke Allison team that recently secured a preliminary injunction enforcing trademark rights in federal court. She regularly assists clients with trademark clearance searching and federal trademark registration and maintenance. She works with lawyers around the world to secure and maintain trademark registrations for Firm clients overseas.

Breanna has handled federal Trademark Trial and Appeal Board opposition proceedings in the area of motion picture and merchandise trademarks. She also assists Firm clients in trademark, copyright, and trade secret transactions.

During law school, Breanna served as the Solicitation Editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, securing publications from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Georgetown University Professor Lawrence O. Gostin. Breanna also served as the Vice President of the Hispanic Law Students Association. Before law school, Breanna worked as a bilingual legal assistant at Catholic Charities of Central New Mexico, where she served immigrant victims of domestic violence in pursuing non-immigrant legal status.

Photo: Newlyn Allison



University of Notre Dame Law School, JD 2013

University of New Mexico, Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance Concentration Spanish Minor 2010


New Mexico state courts 2013

United States District Court for the District of New Mexico 2013


Board of Trustees, Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Young Lawyers Division Liaison, Intellectual Property Law Section of State Bar of New Mexico

Adjunct Faculty Member, Santa Fe Community College

PresentationS AND TEACHING

“Copyright Law in the Art World: Social Media, Selfies, and Sharing,” Visual Arts & the Law, CLE Int’l, July 28-29, 2016, Santa Fe, NM (CLE credit nationwide)

Santa Fe Community College, 2017
Adjunct Faculty Member, Legal and Business issues in the Ar