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.
Alcon Laboratories, Inc. v. Lens.com(Eastern District of New York). Represents a contact lens manufacturer in two trademark infringement actions filed against companies selling gray market goods that do not comply with U.S. law. A motion for preliminary injunction is pending.
Uptime Energy, Inc. v. Up Energy Drinks LLC(Central District of California). Represents an energy drink company that uses the UPTIME trademark and a distinctive white minimalist trade dress against another energy drink company that uses the UP trademark and a similar white minimalist trade dress. Obtained a preliminary injunction stopping use of the similar trade dress.
One World Foods, Inc. v. Stubb’s Austin Restaurant Co. et al.(Western District of Texas). Represented One World Foods in a trademark infringement case filed against Stubb’s Austin Restaurant regarding the use of STUBB’S for restaurants and music venues.
McCormick & Co. Incorporated v. Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc. (District of Maryland). Represented McCormick in a trademark infringement case filed against Beaver Street regarding the use of GRILLMAN’s for a line of seasoned meats.
Restoration Hardware, Inc. et al. v. Houzz, Inc. (Northern District of California). Represented Restoration Hardware in a trademark infringement case filed against Houzz regarding the use of RESTORATION HARDWARE and other trademarks on the Houzz website.
Restoration Hardware, Inc. et al. v. Every Energy Inc. (Northern District of California). Represented Restoration Hardware in a trademark infringement case filed against Every Energy regarding the use of RUSTICA HARDWARE and RH for the sale of home furnishings.
G&W Labs v. GW Pharmaceuticals Inc.(Southern District of New York). Represented GW Pharma in a trademark infringement case filed against it regarding its use of GW PHARMA on pharmaceuticals.
Smartphone LitigationMember of team that successfully tried a high-profile smartphone case leading to a jury verdict of over $1 billion.
Novadaq Technologies, Inc. v. Karl Storz GmbH and Karl Storz Endoscopy America, Inc.(Northern District of California). Represents Novadaq in a trademark infringement case filed against Karl Storz regarding the use of SPIES on fluorescence imaging technology.
Shipcom Wireless, LLC v. Catamaran Corporation and Catamaran LLC.(Southern District of Texas). Represents Shipcom in a trademark infringement case filed against Catamaran regarding its use of CATAMARAN in connection with software and pharmacy benefit management services.
Electrified Discounters, Inc. v. MI Technologies, Inc. (District of Connecticut). Represented MI Technologies in a trademark infringement case filed by Electrified Discounters regarding listings offerings light bulbs in the Amazon.com marketplace and represented MI Technologies in connection with its counterclaims for unfair competition and trademark infringement. Reached a favorable settlement of all claims.
MI Technologies, Inc. v. Electrified Discounters, Inc.(District of Connecticut). Represented MI Technologies in a counterfeiting and trademark infringement case filed against Electrified Discounters. Obtained a TRO and preliminary injunction stopping the sale and distribution of counterfeit OSRAM-branded projector lamps. Reached a favorable settlement of all claims.
Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. v. Kozumi USA Corporation(Northern District of California). Represented Ubiquiti Networks in a counterfeiting and trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement case filed against Kozumi. Obtained a worldwide TRO and preliminary injunction stopping the sale and distribution of counterfeit products.
Fritz Hansen v. Restoration Hardware(Southern District of New York). Defended Restoration Hardware in a counterfeiting and trade dress infringement case recently filed by Fritz Hansen.
Beats Electronics LLC v. Yamaha Corporation of America(Central District of California). Defended Yamaha in a design patent and trade dress infringement case filed by Beats Electronics.
Endeavor Capital, LLC d.b.a. Granny8 Mortgage v. Credit Karma, Inc.(Eastern District of Missouri). Defended Credit Karma in a trademark infringement and dilution suit involving the use of a grandmother character in a telephone commercial.
Innovation Ventures, LLC, Living Essentials, LLC, et al. v. Pittsburg Wholesale Grocers, Inc., d/b/a Pitco Foods, et al.(Northern District of California). Defeated a preliminary injunction sought against Pitco Foods in a counterfeiting and trademark and trade dress infringement case involving 5-Hour Energy products and obtained dismissal of all claims filed against Pitco Foods.
Emeco Industries, Inc. v. Restoration Hardware Inc.(Northern District of California). Defended Restoration Hardware in a counterfeiting and trademark and trade dress infringement case filed by Emeco Industries. The case settled shortly after Restoration Hardware successfully moved to dismiss several counterfeiting claims.
Neurovision Medical Products Inc. v. Nuvasive Inc.(Central District of California). Represented NuVasive in a trademark infringement case filed against it by Neurovision Medical Products. The jury verdict against our client was reversed in its entirety by the Ninth Circuit due to the district court’s errors and the case was reassigned to a different judge for a new trial.
French Sole Shoes, Ltd v. French Sole Ltd.(Central District of California). Represented French Sole in 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.
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