Jennifer Lee Taylor

Partner | San Francisco | (415) 268-6538
(415) 268-6538

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.

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