Alexandra Hodson is a member of Parsons Behle & Latimer's Intellectual Property, Litigation and Anti-trust practice teams. Her practice primarily focuses on the representation of entities and individuals seeking IP services, including trademark & copyright prosecution, and patent, trademark and copyright litigation. She also provides general litigation services in federal and state court. 

Capabilities

Biography

Alexandra Hodson is a member of the Intellectual Property, Litigation and Anti-trust practice teams at Parsons Behle & Latimer. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Idaho College of Law, teaching the intellectual property portion of the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic.

Ms. Hodson received her Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law, graduating with honors. After law school, she completed a one-year clerkship with the Idaho Supreme Court.

Ms. Hodson is passionate about helping her clients achieve successful outcomes in intellectual property, general litigation and anti-trust matters. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and swinging her tennis racquet. 

Experience

Parsons prevailed at trial for firm client MFGPC, Inc. against Mrs. Fields Franchising, LLC, for Mrs. Fields’ breach of a Trademark License Agreement.

Parsons Behle attorneys Brian M. Rothschild, Juliette P. White, and Alexandra Hodson prevailed at trial for firm client MFGPC, Inc. against Mrs. Fields Franchising, LLC, for Mrs. Fields’ breach of a Trademark License Agreement for the exclusive, worldwide right to use the Mrs. Fields trademark in association with the sale of prepackaged popcorn products. (Mrs. Fields Franchising, LLC v. MFGPC, Inc., Case No. 2:15-cv-00094, D. Utah). The dispute resolved six years of litigation, including two interlocutory appeals to the Tenth Circuit, that ensued when Mrs. Fields improperly terminated the Trademark License Agreement and then sued MFGPC for declaratory judgment that it had terminated properly. Mrs. Fields had purported to terminate MFGPC’s rights under the Trademark License Agreement for non-payment of guaranteed royalties. In a ruling dated August 20, 2018, the District Court ruled on summary judgment that (1) Mrs. Fields, not MFGPC, owed a net balance to MFGPC for the sale of popcorn products that more than offset any royalties owed, (2) Mrs. Fields had no contractual ability to terminate the Agreement during a contract period absent MFGPC’s breach, (3) MFGPC was not in breach because it was owed a net balance; and, therefore, (4) Mrs. Fields had breached the Trademark License Agreement by purporting to terminate the Agreement. The Court reserved the issue of damages for a later trial. After a three-day trial in September 2021 that included expert witnesses battling over complex economic damages, the District Court awarded MFGPC damages and attorneys’ fees and costs pursuant to the Agreement.

Represented Client in Fraud Litigation

Counsel to Part 135 operator in litigation to enforce terms of charter aircraft agreement and defend against claims of fraud.

Accomplishments

Academic

University of Idaho College of Law (J.D., 2018) 

Magna Cum Laude
Dean’s List all applicable semesters
Intellectual Property Law Section Scholarship Award
CALI Excellence Awards: Legal Research and Writing, Civil Procedure
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association 1L Best Appellate Brief Award
Chief Managing Editor, Idaho Law Review

Boise State University (B.S., 2013)

Major: Political Science
Minor: English

Associations

Professional

Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Idaho College of Law, handling the intellectual property portion of the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

Executive Committee Member, Idaho Technology Council

Secretary, Intellectual Property Law Section of the Idaho State Bar

Co-Chair, Idaho Women Lawyers 2021 Retreat Committee

Co-Chair, Idaho Women Lawyers Community Service Committee

Federal Bar Association Member (2018-present)

AIPLA (2019-present)

Idaho State Bar – Intellectual Property, Ethics, and Young Lawyers Sections (2018-present)

Idaho Women Lawyers Member (2018-present)

Community

Ambassador for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (2011-present)

Insights

Credentials

Licensed

Idaho
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Idaho

Education

University of Idaho College of Law