As head of the Firm’s global Trademark Prosecution Practice, Jennifer M. Mikulina focuses her practice on trademark and copyright counseling, prosecution, licensing and enforcement. She counsels companies in a wide variety of industries, including consumer goods, food products, digital currency, health care services, insurance, hospitality/restaurant services and software/online services. Jennifer delivers a client-first approach to legal work and has been praised by clients and market-leading publications. According to one client quoted in World Trademark Review, “She provides top-notch service, which is both timely and extremely efficient; I wouldn’t go to anybody else for assistance.”
Jennifer works with domestic and international companies to register, maintain, protect and license trademarks, service marks, domain names and other key brands, 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, data compilations, software, online content and online databases.
Jennifer works closely with members of the Firm’s corporate advisory, health law 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 also has experience counseling clients on a variety of information technology matters, including software licenses, software audits, and agreements related to software development/customization and big data.
Jennifer is the 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.
Represented a consumer goods company in a trademark infringement, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, counterfeiting and design infringement lawsuit against a major retailer for sales of unauthorized and defective goods
Defended a consumer services company in trademark infringement litigation regarding company name used in over 2,000 stores across the United States