Jennifer Ashton counsels and assists clients with acquiring, maintaining, and policing trademark, copyright and domain name rights. Throughout her career, she has managed U.S. and international trademark portfolios for various clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. She is experienced in all aspects of U.S. and international trademark clearance, prosecution, enforcement, and maintenance including registering and maintaining trademark and copyright applications and registrations.
Jennifer routinely counsels clients regarding global trademark, copyright, domain name, trade dress, and related intellectual property matters, including domestic and foreign brand selection, prosecution, enforcement, customs protection, acquisitions, and intellectual property portfolio and global brand protection strategies. Jennifer also has experience in conducting clearance searches, developing filing and enforcement strategies, handling proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), preparing cease-and-desist letters and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) take-down notices, delivering infringement opinions for trademarks and copyrights, preparing Internet enforcement strategies, and drafting, reviewing and analyzing trademark, copyright and patent assignment and licensing agreements. She also provides litigation support in patent and trademark infringement actions and general commercial matters and has advised clients regarding regulatory matters affecting franchising.
Jennifer has counseled clients across a diversity of industries, including those in the banking; entertainment; fitness, hotel and tourism; food and beverage; gaming; oil, energy, and power; publishing; retail and apparel; software; sports; technology; and telecommunications fields. Jennifer has authored or co-authored many peer reviewed articles, several of which were published in the National Law Review.