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Jennifer Debrow

Jennifer Debrow focuses her practice on the business and transactional aspects of intellectual property protection. She has extensive experience counseling clients on domestic and international trademark registration, enforcement and licensing. Jennifer regularly assists clients with brand development and provides strategic advice in selecting and protecting trademarks domestically and internationally, including developing global filing strategies to maximize brand protection in an efficient and cost-effective manner. She advises clients on a wide range of issues related to intellectual property, including software licensing, emerging technologies, internet-related issues, copyright, trade secrets, advertising and promotions, and technology licensing. Jennifer serves on the firm's Executive Committee, and previously led the Intellectual Property, Technology & Privacy practice.

Jennifer works with clients of all sizes, from entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 500 companies, with particular knowledge and experience in the trademark selection and brand protection for food and agribusiness companies, including protection of product configuration and trade dress. She also maintains strong relationships with foreign counsel all around the world, allowing her to assist clients in global expansion and protection of intellectual property in key jurisdictions.

Representative Experience

  • Manage an international trademark portfolio for a Fortune 500 company with more than 3,000 trademarks in over 160 countries.
  • Assist in the selection, clearance, and registration of trademarks for franchisors, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Obtain trademark protection for unconventional marks, including trade dress and product configurations; advise medical cannabis companies on trademark strategy (registration and enforcement).
  • Negotiate software and technology license agreements on behalf of licensors and licensees, including the negotiation of a multi-year software and services agreement valued at $50 million.
  • Draft and negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts for clients, including professional services and consulting agreements, distribution and supply agreements, terms and conditions, licensing agreements, and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Counsel clients on compliance with advertising laws, including contests and sweepstakes.
  • Provide due diligence research and advice related to intellectual property assets in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

Court Memberships

  • Minnesota

Honors

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property, 2015-2019
  • “Leading Trademark Lawyer,” World Trademark Review, 2012, 2014-2020
  • “The Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota,” Thomson Reuters, 2016
  • “Minnesota Super Lawyer®,” Thomson Reuters, 2015-2019
  • The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers, 2015
  • “Legal Eagle,” Franchise Times, 2013-2020
  • “Minnesota Rising Star,” Thomson Reuters, 2001-2002, 2005, 2007-2012

Events

Professional Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association (INTA)

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  • Minneapolis

    80 South Eighth Street
    500 IDS Center
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
F: 612.632.4357

Assistant

Kathy Osborne
612.632.3289
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Education

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. and M.A., cum laude, 1997

  • Wisconsin Law Review, senior note and comment editor

University of Wisconsin, B.A., with distinction, 1992