Jennifer Lee Taylor is the chair of the firm’s Trademark Group. She is engaged in a broad intellectual property practice, with an emphasis on litigation and counseling. Jennifer has litigated a variety of intellectual property cases, with a focus on trademark, design patent, and copyright infringement actions, as well as 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.
Jennifer’s cases have included litigation of trademarks and trade dress relating to mobile phones, medical devices, apparel, motorcycles, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, computer software and hardware, and consumer products and a variety of service sectors, including hospitality and restaurant services, research services, online gaming services, payment services, medical services, retail and distributorship services, and software as a service in a variety of fields. She has also litigated patents directed to integrated circuits, processes used in the semiconductor industry, and medical devices, and design patents related to consumer electronics. Jennifer also regularly litigates cases involving competitor claims of false advertising and unfair competition, representing both clients who have asserted such claims under the Lanham Act and state law and defending clients from such claims.
In addition to her litigation practice, Jennifer regularly counsels clients regarding trademark, copyright, and false advertising matters, including registering trademarks, service marks, trade dress, and copyrights; managing portfolios; enforcing trademarks and copyrights; and advising clients on licensing and competitor false advertising issues. She has also counseled clients regarding intellectual property and false advertising related to the Internet and social media, including claims under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Among companies that Jennifer has represented in connection with trademark matters are McCormick & Company, Pfizer, Fitbit, Alcon Vision, VMware, Target, Fendi, Ubiquiti Networks, Restoration Hardware, Yamaha, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Keg Steakhouse + Bar, Indian Motorcycle, Calera Wine Company, Evite, IAC Search & Media, Credit Karma, Huneeus Vintners, LinkedIn, PC Mall, French Sole, World Wildlife Fund, and Starlight Foundation.
Jennifer and her team’s 2019 success in obtaining a summary judgment for defendant Dropbox was recognized on the Daily Journal’s “Top 10 Defense Verdicts” in California list. Previously, her work for Ubiquiti Networks was recognized on the Daily Journal’s “Top 10 Plaintiff Verdicts by Impact” list. In this case, Jennifer 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.
Jennifer attended the George Washington University, where she received her B.A. with honors in international affairs, with a specialization in East Asia, in 1986. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a notes 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.Show More
Represents a contact lens manufacturer in a trademark infringement action filed against a company selling gray market goods that do not comply with U.S. law, including defending the client against antitrust and false advertising counterclaims.
Represented defendant in action involving unfair competition, false advertising, and tortious interference with contract claims. Successfully dismissed intentional and negligent interference with prospective economic advantage and declaratory judgment claims. Plaintiff subsequently dismissed all remaining claims for tortious interference with contract and false advertising with prejudice.
Defended Bonner & Partners and Jeff Brown in a trademark infringement and false advertising action over their use of Brownstone Research in connection with newsletters. Succeeded in having entire lawsuit dismissed on jurisdictional grounds.
Successfully represented plaintiff in trademark infringement action against an online coding school using a confusingly similar “Lambda” mark.
Defended Dropbox in a trademark infringement action over its use of the name “Smart Sync” for a software feature. Won a motion for summary judgment finding no likelihood of confusion on plaintiff’s claims.
Represented a contact lens manufacturer in two trademark infringement actions filed against companies selling counterfeit and gray market lenses, and successfully obtained stipulated permanent injunctions.
Represented MoMA and obtained a preliminary injunction enjoining use of the mark MOMACHA for an art-café.
Represented an energy drink company that uses a distinctive white minimalist trade dress against another energy drink company that used a similar white minimalist trade dress. Obtained a preliminary injunction stopping the use of the similar trade dress.
Represented One World Foods in a trademark infringement case filed against Stubb’s Austin Restaurant regarding the use of the STUBB’S name for restaurants and music venues.
Represented Restoration Hardware in a trademark infringement and false advertising case filed against Houzz regarding the use of the name RESTORATION HARDWARE and other trademarks on the Houzz website.
Devised the strategy for design patent and trade dress claims as a member of a team that successfully tried a high profile smartphone case leading to a jury verdict of over $1 billion.
Successfully represented Novadaq in a trademark infringement case against Karl Storz regarding the use of the word SPIES on fluorescence imaging technology. The case settled on the eve of trial.
Represented MI Technologies in a counterfeiting and trademark infringement case filed against Electrified Discounters. Obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) and preliminary injunction stopping the sale and distribution of counterfeit OSRAM-branded projector lamps. Subsequently reached a favorable settlement of all claims.
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.
Defended Restoration Hardware in a counterfeiting and trade dress infringement case filed by Fritz Hansen.
Defended Yamaha in a design patent and trade dress infringement case filed by Beats Electronics.
Defeated a preliminary injunction sought against Pitco Foods in a counterfeiting and trademark infringement case involving 5-Hour Energy products. Obtained dismissal of all claims against Pitco Foods.
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.