Jennifer Lee Taylor attended The George Washington University where she received her B.A. degree with honors in International Affairs, with a specialization in East Asia, in 1986. She received her J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1991, where she was a Note Editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law. Following graduation, she attended the Inter-University Center in Yokohama, Japan, where she studied Japanese. Ms. Taylor became associated with Morrison & Foerster in 1992 and was elected to the partnership in Fall 1999.
Ms. Taylor is engaged in a broad intellectual property practice, with an emphasis in intellectual property litigation and counseling. She has litigated a variety of intellectual property cases, including patent, trademark, and copyright infringement actions, as well as unfair competition and false advertising actions. Her cases have included litigation of patents directed to integrated circuits and a wide range of processes used in the semiconductor industry and to medical apparatuses, design patents related to consumer electronics, and trademarks and trade dress relating to medical devices, apparel, motorcycles and boats, pharmaceuticals, foods, computers, consumer products, and a variety of service sectors, including hospitality and restaurant services, research services, online gaming services, medical and legal services, and retail and distributorship services. Ms. Taylor has trial and appellate experience, as well as extensive experience litigating opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
In addition to litigation, Ms. Taylor regularly counsels clients regarding trademark and copyright matters, including registering trademarks, service marks, trade dress, and copyrights, managing portfolios, policing efforts to protect trademarks and copyrights, and advising clients on licensing arrangements. She has also counseled clients regarding intellectual property and liability issues related to the Internet. Among companies that Ms. Taylor has represented in connection with IP matters are AOL, Target, Apple, Ubiquiti Networks, Restoration Hardware, The Keg Steakhouse and Grill, Indian Motorcycle, Calera Wine Company, Montelucia Resort and Spa, Huneeus Vintners, PC Mall, Hospitality Marketing Concepts, French Sole, and The Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Ms. Taylor is a member of the California Bar, and of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
- Represents Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. in a counterfeiting and trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement case filed against Kozumi USA, Inc. in the Northern District of California. Obtained a TRO and preliminary injunction stopping the sale and distribution of counterfeit products.
- Defends Restoration Hardware in a counterfeiting and trade dress infringement case recently filed by Fritz Hansen in the Southern District of New York.
- Defends Yamaha Corporation of America in a design patent and trade dress infringement case recently filed by Beats Electronics LLC in the Central District of California.
- Defeated a preliminary injunction sought against a major warehouse club in a counterfeiting and trademark and trade dress infringement case filed against it in the Northern District of California. Represents the warehouse club in the appeal of that order to the Ninth Circuit.
- Defended Restoration Hardware in a counterfeiting and trademark and trade dress infringement case filed by Emeco Industries, Inc. in the Northern District of California.
- Represented NuVasive Inc. in a trademark infringement case filed against it in the Central District of California by Neurovision Medical Products, Inc. The jury verdict against our client was recently reversed in its entirety by the Ninth Circuit due to the district court’s errors.
- Represented AOL, Inc. in a successful cybersquatting and trademark infringement action filed in the Northern District of California.
- Represented Target Corporation in multiple trademark infringement actions filed in the Northern District of California. Each action has been amicably settled.
- Represented Applied Elastomerics, Inc. in a breach of contract action filed against Z-Man Fishing Products, Inc. in the Northern District of California. The case settled after the District Court granted our client’s motion for summary judgment.
- Represented French Sole LLC in the Central District of California defending against an application for an order to show cause why our client should not be held in contempt for violating a stipulated permanent injunction in a trademark case. Although the District Court held that our client had violated one aspect of the stipulated permanent injunction, the plaintiff’s request for damages and attorneys’ fees was denied.
- Represented Farmers’ Rice Cooperative in a breach of contract action filed against The Quaker Oats Company in the Eastern District of California.
- Represented Indian Motorcycle Company in a dispute with Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. and the Cleveland Indians Baseball Club over the parties’ respective uses of their script INDIAN and script INDIANS trademarks.
- Represented Praxair Distribution, Inc. in a trade name, trademark, and unfair competition case filed in the Eastern District of California over the defendant’s use of the Baker’s Welding Supply trademark and trade name.
- Represented Northern Telecom Limited in a patent infringement action concerning semiconductor processing technology. Successfully moved for summary judgment of infringement, a ruling that was affirmed by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Represented Northern Telecom Limited in a patent infringement action filed against it by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Successfully moved for summary judgment of invalidity and non-infringement on two of the patents at issue.