Jennifer Lee Taylor is the chair of the firm’s Trademark Group. Ms. Taylor is engaged in a broad intellectual property practice, with an emphasis on litigation and counseling. She has litigated a variety of intellectual property cases, with a focus on trademark, design patent, and copyright infringement actions, as well as on unfair competition and false advertising actions. She has trial and appellate experience, and extensive experience litigating opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Ms. Taylor’s cases have included litigation of trademarks and trade dress relating to medical devices, apparel, motorcycles and boats, pharmaceuticals, foods, computers, and consumer products and a variety of service sectors, including hospitality and restaurant services, research services, online gaming services, payment services, medical and legal services, and retail and distributorship services. She has also litigated patents directed to integrated circuits and a wide range of processes used in the semiconductor industry and to medical apparatuses, and design patents related to consumer electronics. Among companies that Ms. Taylor has represented in connection with trademark matters are McCormick & Company, Fitbit, AOL, Target, Fendi, Ubiquiti Networks, Restoration Hardware, Yamaha, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, The Keg Steakhouse and Grill, Indian Motorcycle, Calera Wine Company, Evite, IAC Search & Media, Montelucia Resort and Spa, Credit Karma, Huneeus Vintners, LinkedIn, PC Mall, French Sole, World Wildlife Fund, and Starlight Foundation.
In addition to her litigation practice, 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.
In 2014, her work for Ubiquiti Networks was recognized on the Daily Journal’s “Top 10 Plaintiff Verdicts by Impact” list. On behalf of Ubiquiti, Ms. Taylor led the Morrison & Foerster team that obtained a permanent injunction and final judgment of copyright and trademark infringement against Kozumi USA and Kozumi’s owner, William Hsu, which shut down an international counterfeiting scheme.
Ms. 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, where she was a Note Editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law, in 1991. Following graduation, she attended the Inter-University Center in Yokohama, Japan, where she studied Japanese.
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