Experience

Outside GC for Global Consumer Products Company

Outside general counsel to a global consumer products company, including prosecution and management of a worldwide trademark portfolio, negotiation of mergers and acquisitions, advice regarding commercial contracts and consumer products liability issues, and handling of data privacy issues.

Outside IP Counsel, Trademark Prosecution for Global Consumer Products Company

Served as outside intellectual property counsel to a global consumer products company, advising on the clearance of proposed trademarks, prosecuting a high volume of applications across a wide range of consumer products, and managing the client’s portfolios worldwide.

Successfully Secured Photo Usage Rights for Animal Care Client

Drafted and successfully secured releases for the authorized use of third-party photographs in animal care client’s marketing and advertising campaigns.

Risk Analysis for Use of Celebrity's Name and Likeness in Literary Work

Provided analysis and recommendations regarding liability risk associated with use of a famous celebrity's name and likeness in an original literary work. The project included an in-depth review of the legal concepts of right of publicity, invasion of privacy, misappropriation, false light and defamation.

50-plus Copyright Applications for Agricultural Client

Prosecuted and successfully registered over 50 copyright applications with the U.S. Copyright Office for the client, a manufacturer of agricultural sprayers and product application systems.

Drafted Sales Promotions for Retail Client's Brands

Drafted and assisted in the successful implementation of various promotions, including social media-based sweepstakes, photo contests, and other advertising campaigns, in an effort to bring more visibility to and consumer interaction with the client's brands.

IP Agreements for Health Client Entering Third-Party Partnerships

Prepared various IP-related agreements including licenses, commercialization and joint development agreements, enabling client to successfully enter into partnerships with third parties.

IP Due Diligence in Business Acquisitions

Led the IP due diligence team in the successful acquisition of at least six animal care products businesses, resulting in the addition of hundreds of trademarks, patents, copyrights and domain names to the client's IP portfolio.