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Jacqueline Brousseau focuses her practice on trademark, copyright, trade dress, trade secret, and unfair competition matters, with an emphasis on brand protection strategy, enforcement of intellectual property rights, and litigation. She has actively participated in all phases of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations, mediation, trial preparation, and trial. She has experience representing clients before several U.S. District Courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). She also has deep experience in pursuing anti-counterfeiting litigation, and has conducted counterfeiting seizures and investigations.

Jacqueline additionally has experience managing domestic and international trademark portfolios, including trademark clearance, procurement, prosecution, and enforcement. She represents and advises clients across a wide range of industries, including e-commerce, restaurant and hospitality, entertainment, fashion and retail, consumer products, travel and transportation, gaming, hotels, video games, financial services, software, and technology.

Jacqueline further helps clients address growing threats to intellectual property on the Internet, including domain name disputes, UDRP complaints, and take downs of infringing content on e-commerce and social media platforms.

Concentrations

  • Trademark and copyright litigation
  • Brand protection strategy
  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights
  • Anti-counterfeiting policing, strategy, and litigation
  • Trademarks portfolio and brand management
  • Evaluating strength, availability, and enforceability of new brand names
  • Copyright registration and protection strategy
  • Removing infringing goods from online marketplaces
  • Domain name dispute resolution (UDRP) proceedings
  • Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings

Capabilities

Experience

  • Representation of UL LLC in connection with enforcement actions against counterfeiters of UL trademarks. This representation includes public judgments, settlements and consent decrees in favor of UL.
  • Represented American Airlines in connection with trademark infringement litigation with Delta Air Lines. Obtained settlement without trial.
  • Represented furniture and lighting design company in copyright, trademark and design patent infringement litigation against distributor of infringing designs, resulting in a $3.5 million jury verdict.
  • Represented a group of outpatient medical clinics in connection with trademark infringement litigation. Obtained a settlement after mediation.
  • Represented computer hard disk drive manufacturer in connection with trademark infringement and counterfeiting litigation, resulting in summary judgment in favor of client.
  • Representation of airline in various TTAB proceedings, resulting in settlements in favor of the client.
  • Resolved numerous intellectual property disputes through settlement and co-existence, before and after actions are filed.
  • Managed trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement, including sizeable U.S. and foreign trademark portfolios, for numerous companies, including an international airline, an international gaming company, an e-commerce marketplace, an enterprise application software company, a restaurant group, and a video game developer.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2021-2022
    • Intellectual Property Law, 2021-2022
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2022
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Trademark Law, 2020
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
  • Member, Chicago Women in Intellectual Property (ChiWIP)
    • Committee Member, Mentoring Circles Committee

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 2016
    • Senior Editor, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy
    • Dean’s Award, Legal Writing and Research
  • B.A., magna cum laude, The Ohio State University, 2012
    • College Swimming Academic All American Honorable Mention
    • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
    • Olympic Trials Qualifier, Swimming
Clerkships
  • Clerk, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Indiana
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois