Jennifer D. Silverman
Jennifer D. Silverman heads the Firm’s Intellectual Property practice. She utilizes her extensive knowledge of trademark, copyright, trade dress, rights of publicity and privacy laws to assist and advise clients on a variety of transactional and adversarial matters.
Ms. Silverman has served clients across the spectrum of industry sectors, and has particular experience at the intersection between fashion and technology, as well as with software. She regularly negotiates and prepares license and acquisition, joint development, software-as-a-service (SaaS), application programming interface (API), master services, support services and web development agreements.
A major component of Ms. Silverman’s practice is helping clients determine the availability of trademarks and copyrights, building and managing domestic and international trademark portfolios, and licensing and enforcing their trademark, copyright and other intellectual property rights in the U.S. and around the world.
In the adversarial setting, Ms. Silverman has represented clients in intellectual property-related proceedings, such as blocking a cybersquatter from diverting consumers from a client's website, enforcing copyrights in fabric patterns in U.S. federal court against an international retailer, and removing counterfeit goods from discount retail stores.
Ms. Silverman is a member of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section’s Software and Cloud Computing Committee and the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc. She is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and served on its Legislation and Regulation Committee, US Subcommittee (2012-2014), the Trademark Office Practices Committee, US Patent and Trademark Office Subcommittee (2010-2012) and the Pacific/Canada TMO Relations Subcommittee (2007-2009). She is past chair of a task force of UJA Federation New York.
Ms. Silverman is admitted to the bars of New York and New Jersey and to practice before the courts of the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York. She is a graduate of Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where she served as Managing Editor and Associate Editor of the Touro Law Review. She received a B.A. in Political Science from The George Washington University.
Ms. Silverman has written and given speeches on intellectual property topics. See publications and presentations. In 2018, Ms. Silverman was interviewed for the #BakersDozen series by High Performance Counsel, a publication focused on innovation and change in the legal industry. See #BakersDozen interview. She was also featured in High Performance Counsel’s #TopOfMind issue in which thought leaders discuss what they see as the most pressing issues in the legal industry right now. Click here to read the article.