Bala has a unique background in biotechnology and business which led her to pursue a career in healthcare and intellectual property law. Bala is a registered patent attorney, eligible to represent patent and trademark applicants before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She has extensive experience counseling and assisting clients with trademark applications and prosecution, specifically trademark clearance searches, filing trademark applications and responding to office actions.
Bala also has expertise in regulatory and legal issues governing the medical spa industry. She works with clients on structuring compliant medical practice ownership models; formation of new entities; preparation of corporate organizational documents and contractual agreements. Her focus also includes providing guidance on state laws governing practice of medicine, good faith examination and compliant delegation and supervision of medical treatments.
Bala’s love for healthcare not only impacted her career choice but also her personal life, as it led her to meet her husband, Raja, who is a plastic surgeon. With Raja being in the early years of his practice, Bala also has personal experience and knowledge of starting a medical practice and navigating potential pitfalls in the practice of medicine.
Outside of work, Bala enjoys running, trying new restaurants, traveling and spending time with her family.
Anna University, India, Bachelor of Technology in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (2008)
Case Western Reserve University, Masters in Entrepreneurial Biotechnology (2011)
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude (2016)
Texas State Bar
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
University of Maryland Intellectual Property Clinic Student Attorney
Dean Scholarship Recipient
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
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