As head of the Firm's global Trademark Prosecution Practice, Jennifer M. Mikulina focuses her practice on trademark and copyright counseling, prosecution, licensing and litigation. She counsels companies in a wide variety of industries, including consumer goods, food products, health care services, hospitality/restaurant services and software/online services.
Jennifer works with domestic and international companies to register, maintain, protect and license trademarks, service marks, domain names and other source identifiers, and she assists clients with the development and implementation of international brand management and enforcement programs. She also advises clients on copyright matters related to various works of authorship, including print publications, software, online content and online databases.
Jennifer works closely with members of the Firm's corporate advisory and tax practice groups on the intellectual property aspects of transactions, including strategic alliances, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and license arrangements for public and privately held companies.
Jennifer's litigation experience includes cases in the areas of trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, copyright and patent law. She has represented clients in disputes involving computer software, consumer services, consumer products, electronics, medical devices, transaction cards and apparel construction.
Jennifer is the co-chair of McDermott's Gender Diversity Committee and is a member, and past chair, of the Firm's Chicago Pro Bono and Community Service Committee. She provides pro bono services to a variety of clients.
While in law school, Jennifer was an intern for the Honorable Barbara B. Crabb, Chief US District Court Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin.