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Jeanne Hamburg

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Jeanne Hamburg concentrates her practice in all aspects of copyright and trademark law, both in litigation and in the transactional area.  Resident in the New York City office, she assists clients in a broad range of industries with their IP needs. Each year since 2009, Jeanne has been recognized in New York Super Lawyers® for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation. Only five percent of New York attorneys are given this honor. Additionally, Jeanne is ranked in the 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, which lists the top 1,000 trademark attorneys in 70 jurisdictions globally.

Jeanne litigates copyright, trademark, and cybersquatting cases through trial and, if necessary, appeal. She has acted as national counsel in federal courts across the country to bring and defend infringement claims for clients, both foreign and domestic. Additionally, she has recovered domain names for clients in many Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings and prosecuted and defended numerous opposition and cancellation proceedings and ex parte appeals in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

In the transactional area, Jeanne is experienced in trademark and copyright licensing, traditional print, and online publishing, software development, website development, content licenses, and electronic subscriptions. She counsels clients on intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions. She is experienced in copyright and trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement, and has particular expertise with contentious and transactional issues arising from the Internet.  She is Chair of the firm’s Internet Law Group and is also a member of the Media Law Group, which has been ranked the highest level of recognition, Tier 1, by Media Law International.

Jeanne manages global portfolios, working with international clients to secure and enforce U.S. trademarks and copyrights and working with domestic clients to protect and enforce their marks and copyrights abroad. She handles both domestic and foreign trademark disputes; for the latter, she works with a network of trusted law firms around the world to protect clients’ intellectual property abroad. Additionally, Jeanne is skilled in negotiating and drafting global copyright licenses (including publishing agreements), as well as trademark licenses for both domestic and foreign clients.

Jeanne is a co-author of the firm’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, More Than Your Mark®.

Jeanne is a frequent speaker and writer on intellectual property topics, has been quoted as a thought leader by legal news outlets, and is active in many trade groups in industries whose clients she serves.  Additionally, she is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), currently serving on the Leadership Development Committee and the Enforcement Committee, and a member of the Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA).  She formerly served on the Government Officials Training Committee, was nominated and served as Chair of INTA’s Law Firm Committee, and was selected as a speaker for INTA’s Trademark Basics “Maintaining the Perfect Partnership” seminar held in New York for in-house and outside counsel.

Education
  • Columbia University School of Law
    • J.D., 1990
    • Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • Wellesley College
    • B.A., magna cum laude, English & Psychology, 1987
    • With Honors, English
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Affiliations
  • International Trademark Association
    • Leadership Development Committee
    • Enforcement Committee
  • Copyright Society of the USA
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court
    • Southern District of New York
    • Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Federal Circuit
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