Jennifer M. Mikulina - Trademark & IP Transactions Lawyer - McDermott Will & Emery


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, healthcare services, insurance, hospitality and restaurant services, and software and 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.” Another client recognized Jennifer as “one of the most knowledgeable, humble, compassionate and patient trademark professionals anywhere. She is an excellent listener and problem solver with a unique ability to break down complex IP concepts into bite-sized, manageable pieces.”

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  • Counseled companies in the selection, clearance and protection of trademarks in the United States and abroad
  • Worked with clients and US Customs and Border Protection officers on the seizure of counterfeit goods
  • Represented clients in numerous opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in Uniform Domain Name Dispute Proceedings before the National Arbitration Forum

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  • Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, 2020-2023
  • The Legal 500 US, 2016-2023
  • Super Lawyers, Top 50: Women Illinois Super Lawyers, 2022-2023
  • Super Lawyers, 2018- 2023
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2020-2023
  • World Trademark Review Global Leaders, 2020-2023
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Thomas R. Leavens Award, 2023

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  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
    • Chair of the Law Firm Committee (2022-2023)
    • Vice Chair of the Law Firm Committee (2021-2022)
    • Member of the Chairman’s Task Force on Law Firms of the Future
    • Former member of the Pro Bono Committee
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Board of Directors

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University of Wisconsin Law School, JD, 2001
University of Wisconsin – Madison, BS, with honors, 1998


US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin