Jeanne Hamburg has expertise 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.  In each year since 2009, Jeanne has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer® for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation.  Only five percent of New York attorneys are given this honor.

Jeanne litigates copyright, trademark, and cybersquatting cases through trial and if necessary, appeal.  To this end, she has litigated in federal courts across the country acting as national counsel 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 expert 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.

Jeanne is a frequent speaker and writer on intellectual property topics 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 as a member of the Copyright Committee.  She formerly 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 inside and outside counsel.

Jeanne Hamburg and Danielle DeFilippis Presenters at FoodBiz NJ Conference

Jeanne Hamburg Named Among New York Metro Super Lawyers Again in 2017

Jeanne M. Hamburg Named Among New York Metro Super Lawyers Again in 2016

Jeanne Hamburg Appointed Chair of Law Firm Committee of International Trademark Association

Jeanne Hamburg Speaks on Intersection of Copyright Law and Social Media

Jeanne Hamburg Earns Place in AVENUE Magazine’s Legal Elite, Top Women Lawyers in NYC

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Wins Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Case for COINTREAU

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Participates in 2012 InfraGard Security Summit

Jeanne Hamburg Presents Legal Workshop on Intellectual Property at SURTEX

Volunteer Spotlight: Jeanne Hamburg

Norris McLaughlin Represents Lombard Risk $4.25 Million Acquisition of SOFGEN Regulatory Reporting Business

Intellectual Property Attorneys to Present CLE Program to the Bar Association of Lehigh County

Jeanne Hamburg Appointed as Vice Chair of Law Firm Committee of International Trademark Association

Jeanne Hamburg Discusses Ethics Issues on International Trademark Association Webcast

Jeanne M. Hamburg To Speak on Trademark and Copyright Issues on the Web at Hudson Valley Bank

Jeanne M. Hamburg Named Among New York Super Lawyers

Jeanne Hamburg to Serve as INTA Faculty Member for Trademark Basics Course

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Introduces New Internet Law Section

Jeanne Hamburg to Participate in Panel at NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section’s Annual Meeting

Jeanne Hamburg Named Among New York Super Lawyers

Jeanne Hamburg To Serve as INTA Faculty Member for Trademark Basics Course

Jeanne Hamburg Speaks To IFDA – NY Chapter About Intellectual Property Issues

Jeanne Hamburg Speaks To Women’s National Book Association About Copyright Issues

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Wins Precedential Third Circuit Dismissal of Trademark Case

Jeanne Hamburg Appointed to Board of Women's Jewelry Association, Metro Chapter

Jeanne Hamburg Published In Colored Stone Magazine

Articles

IS YOUR WEBSITE’S PRIVACY POLICY COMPLIANT WITH NEW LEGAL REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016?

WHY DOES MY COMPANY NEED TERMS OF USE AND A PRIVACY POLICY FOR ITS WEB SITE?

CORPORATE SOCIAL MEDIA: MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES, IP CHALLENGES

CORPORATE SOCIAL MEDIA: MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES, IP CHALLENGES

BRANDING TO THE RIGHT OF THE DOT: NEW GENERIC TOP-LEVEL DOMAIN NAMES ARE ABOUT TO CHANGE THE FACE OF THE INTERNET. IS YOUR COMPANY READY?

EMAIL SOLICITATIONS: ARE YOU COMPLYING WITH THE CAN-SPAM ACT?

WHAT IS A KEYWORD PURCHASE OF YOUR TRADEMARK FROM AN INTERNET SEARCH ENGINE AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT ME OR MY COMPANY?

WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE STEALS YOUR WEB SITE CONTENT AND YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO DID IT

YOUR DOMAIN: TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT ISSUES IN THE ONLINE MARKETPLACE

TOP NEW JERSEY LAW FIRMS HELP INNOVATORS PROTECT THEIR VALUABLE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

LEGALLY SPEAKING: ATTORNEY JEANNE HAMBURG TALKS TO RHONA WHITTY ABOUT THE AGENCY MODEL

WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE STEALS YOUR WEBSITE'S NAME OR ONE LIKE IT

PENDING "ORPHAN WORKS" BILL WILL IMPACT AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS

PENDING "ORPHAN WORKS" BILL MAY IMPERIL YOUR DESIGN RIGHTS

FOR JEWELRY INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE, PHYLLIS BERGMAN, BUSINESS SUCCESS HAS FAMILIAR 'RING' TO IT

COPYRIGHT CONVEYANCES: WORK MADE FOR HIRE VS. ASSIGNMENTS

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS: (ALMOST) EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS: (ALMOST) EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

FORUM EMPOWERS WOMEN ATTORNEYS ON THE RISE

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK PROTECTION IN THE GAMING WORLD

MARKING YOUR TURF

MARKING YOUR TURF

ELECTRONIC COPYRIGHT TRANSFER

TRADEMARKS

POLITICAL 'PARODIES': IP OWNERS AREN'T LAUGHING

IP ASPECTS OF MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: WHAT EVERY LAWYER SHOULD KNOW

TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT YEAR IN REVIEW

HIGH COURT RULES TRADEMARK USE MAY BE CONFUSING, BUT STILL FAIR

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASPECTS OF MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS PART II OF II – DOCUMENTING THE TRANSACTION

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASPECTS OF MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS PART I OF II – CONDUCTING DUE DILIGENCE

COPYRIGHT FROM THE CORPORATE PERSPECTIVE

DEPTH AND DIVERSITY ENHANCE IP PRACTICE AT NORRIS, MCLAUGHLIN & MARCUS

OVERVIEW OF THE DMCA: IT'S PROMISE AND PITFALLS

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASPECTS OF MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS: WHAT EVERY ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASPECTS OF MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS: A CASE STUDY

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Publications

  • “Appetite for Branding,” FoodBiz NJ, Somerset, NJ, April 24, 2018
  • “An Appetite for Branding: Securing Trademark Protection,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, NJ, January 30, 2018
  • “Trademark and Copyright Litigation,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, July 20, 2017
  • “Trademark and Copyright Litigation,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, NJ, June 23, 2017
  • “Trademarks, Copyrights and Restrictive Covenants: How to Recognize and Protect Your Client’s Rights,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, New York, NY, April 20, 2016
  • “Trademarks, Copyrights and Restrictive Covenants: How to Recognize and Protect Your Client’s Rights,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, NJ, December 1, 2015
  • “To Tell or Not to Tell: Conflicts of Interest in Trademark Practice,” Moderator, International Trademark Association “Maintaining the Perfect Partnership” Conference for In-house and Outside Counsel, New York, NY, March 5, 2014
  • Safeguarding Trademarks and Copyrights On the Web,” SURTEX 2013, Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, May 20, 2013
  • “Look Before You Tweet (or Post, or Pin): Copyright Enforcement (or not) in Social Media,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., New York, NY, January 22, 2013
  • “Trademark & Copyright Issues in Social Media and the Web,” Beanstalk, New York, NY, December 12, 2012
  • “Trademark & Copyright Issues in Social Media and the Web,” Beanstalk, New York, NY, December 12, 2012
  • “2012 InfraGard Security Summit,” New York, NY, Septmeber 12, 2012
  • Opportunities & Challenges in the Expanding Digital World: Trademark & Copyrighs Issues on the Web,” SURTEX, May 22, 2012
  • Intellectual Property for the General Practitioner: Patents and Trade Secrets,” Bar Association of Lehigh County, Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 4, 2011
  • Hot Topics in Internet Law,” NM&M, Bridgewater, NJ, January 19, 2011
  • Hot Topics in Internet Law,” NM&M, New York, NY, January 20, 2011
  • Intellectual Property on the Web: Trademark, Copyright and Patent Issues That Impact All Companies in the Internet Age,” Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 17, 2010
  • Speaker, New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Hilton New York, January 26, 2010
  • Speaker, “International Trademark Association’s (“INTA’s”) U.S. Trademark Basics Crash Course Program,” October 9, 2009
  • Speaker, “Trademarks in Designs, Product Shapes, Logos and Brands,” International Furnishings Design Association, New York Chapter, Better Business Boot Camp Series, September 10, 2009
  • Speaker, “Copyrights in Creative Designs,” International Furnishings Design Association, New York Chapter, Better Business Boot Camp Series, July 16, 2009
  • Speaker, “Hot Property: Copyright Basics for Publishers and Authors,” Women’s National Book Association, New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch, New York, New York, January 21, 2009
  • Speaker, “Electronic Copyright Transfer ,” Professionals/Rights and Permissions Advisory Committee, Professional Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers, Annual Conference, May 8, 2006
  • Prepared and delivered Trademarks presentation to executives of leading manufacturing company (Firm client), April 4, 2006
  • Speaker, “Trademarks,” Yorktown Bar Association, March 29, 2006
  • Project Chair and Contributing Editor, “Legal Ethics and Professionalism for Trademark Practitioners,” E-Learning Program, International Trademark Association On-Line CLE Accredited Course Program (launched October 22, 2006 and offered on continuous basis at periodic intervals)
  • Speaker, “Trademarks,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Client Seminar, Raritan Valley Country Club, Bridgewater NJ , October 18, 2005
  • Project Team Manager, (Session One) and Facilitator (On-Line Chat), “TTAB Basics,” International Trademark Association On-Line CLE Accredited Course Offering (launched June 2005 and offered on continuous basis at periodic intervals)
  • Project Team Manager, “Work/Life Balance—Caring for Family While Working,” New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, Women’s Networking Committee Reception, June 15, 2005
  • Prepared and delivered Trademarks Seminar to executives of leading financial services company (Firm client), May 19, 2005
  • Speaker, “Political Parody: IP Owners Aren’t Laughing,” 20th Annual Intellectual Property Conference, Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association (April 14, 2005). Similar presentations also delivered to New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (February 17, 2005), New York Intellectual Property Law Association (November 19, 2004) and Copyright and Trademark Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (November 9, 2004)
  • Speaker, “Trademark and Copyright Year in Review ,” 5th Annual CLE Expo, Minority Corporate Counsel Association, March 8, 2005
  • Speaker, “Copyright from the Corporate Perspective ,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus In-House Seminar, January 11, 2005 and June 22, 2004
  • Speaker, “Copyright and Trademark from the Corporate Perspective,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Client Seminar, Raritan Valley Country Club, Bridgewater NJ, September 28, 2004
  • Speaker, “The Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Its Promise and Pitfalls ,” Association of American Publishers, Rights and Permissions Committee Annual Conference, May 19, 2004
  • Speaker, “Intellectual Property Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions: A Case Study ,” “Advanced Topics in Copyright Law,” Association of the Bar of the City of New York, May 6, 2004
  • Speaker, “The Madrid Protocol,” Baker Botts Intellectual Property Retreat, 2003
  • Moderator, “A Roundtable Discussion of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Moseley dba Victor’s Little Secret v. V. Secret Catalogue, Inc.,” hosted by New York Intellectual Property Law Association, April 10, 2003
  • Speaker, “DMCA: Highlighted Provisions and Recent Proposed Legislation,” “Copyright in the Digital Age,” Seminar sponsored by Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. and Society for Scholarly Publishing, April 3, 2003
  • Speaker, “Enforcing Trademark Rights on the Wild, Wild Web,” Baker Botts Intellectual Property Retreat (2001)
  • Prepared and conducted Publishing Seminar focusing on new media rights for large medical publisher, February 1999
  • Invited Speaker, “Applying Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act to Copyrightable Works,” 1995 Annual Meeting, American Intellectual Property Law Association, speech published in Intellectual Property Litigation, Winter 1995
  • Secured Consent Judgment and two contempt judgments totaling in excess of $1.5 million in trademark infringement and cybersquatting action against infringer of plaintiff’s BLANCO mark for high end faucets and sinks, in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; successfully defended Eleventh Circuit appeal therefrom, resulting in affirmance.
  • Lead attorney, winning preliminary injunction from U.S. District Court in Texas based on trademark infringement and dilution of client and plaintiff’s COINTREAU mark, with court finding mark is famous and diluted by CONTROY mark; subsequently secured Consent Judgment precluding manufacturer and importer from any use of CONTROY.
  • Successfully defended Trademark Trial and Appeal Board inter partes case brought against client, Allentown, Pennsylvania-based beer brewer, for cancellation of trademark registration, by competing brewer; uncover evidence of abandonment of mark by petitioner, followed swiftly by withdrawal of cancellation; as part of settlement, client not required to make any changes in use of mark. Case generated front page coverage in Pennsylvania-area press.
  • Prosecuted trademark infringement action in U.S. federal district court in New York brought by Italian maker of clothing and handbags against infringer, U.S.-based watch company, which launched clothing line using client’s mark. Favorably settled action following court-appointed mediation before federal magistrate.
  • Lead attorney defending federal court action for trademark infringement brought by market leader in cosmetics industry; won summary judgment dismissing case on grounds competitor’s 30-year-old “mark” was generic. Successfully defended Third Circuit appeal therefrom, judgment affirmed  on grounds of lack of secondary meaning.
  • Lead attorney defending federal court copyright infringement action, also alleging breach of “click-through” license agreement, brought by leading healthcare ratings provider against hospital. Complaint arose out of hospital’s use of ratings in press releases and on its web site.  Case drew attention of General Counsel of Copyright Office.
  • World-wide enforcement of trademarks and copyrights owned by leading producer of famous video game, including supervision of foreign litigation. Draft merchandise licenses for same client.
  • Trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement for world’s largest voice and electronic inter-dealer broker.
  • Performed due diligence and prepared due diligence report setting forth status of global trademark portfolio of large pharmaceutical company in connection with its listing on London’s Alternative Investment Market.
  • Obtain expedited copyright registration and seizure of thousands of infringing items by U.S. Customs by manufacturer of world-renowned doll.
  • Successfully defended one of world’s largest corn refining and ingredient companies in TTAB opposition proceeding (mark brought client hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenues).
  • Enforce and defend claims of trademark infringement based on key word purchases from Internet search engines.
  • Obtain world-wide registrations (including international registration and multiple national registrations) for non-traditional mark of leading jewelry company.
  • Draft web publishing agreements, trademark and copyright license agreements, web linking agreements, and publicity releases for an ivy league teachers college.

Jeanne Hamburg has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® status. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.

Jeanne Hamburg was selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.

“THE WORLD’S LEADING TRADEMARK PROFESSIONALS 2018” by World Trademark Review

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