About Jerry Jakubovic

Whether starting a new venture or growing a company with an established global presence, there are many reasons it is a good idea to have Jerry Jakubovic in your corner. Jerry focuses on domestic and international trademark prosecution, enforcement and clearance for clients in a wide variety of industries, including fashion, technology, finance, consumer goods, digital currency and pharmaceutical.

Solving branding issues today, strengthening your business's position for tomorrow

While addressing his clients' immediate concerns regarding trademarks and brands, Jerry also helps them protect their brands in the future. He focuses on global trademark portfolios and brand management services, including trademark selection and branding, trademark prosecution, opposition and cancellation proceedings, copyright and trademark licensing, enforcement and infringement matters, domain name issues and disputes, and labeling and advertising issues. He also assists in addressing IP issues in the context of corporate and financing transactions, including drafting and analyzing IP-related provisions and agreements and due diligence.

Jerry knows that defending a client's interest requires close cooperation between the attorney and client, which in many cases involves the marketing, advertising, communications and product line management departments of the client. He helps create, identify and select new marks, advises company employees on the proper use of trademarks, and helps create and maintain brand identity manuals. He coordinates licensing programs involving the company's marks and manages watching programs to identify and address infringing or diluting use of the company's marks by the company's competitors and other third parties. Jerry is a vital part of any team responsible for protecting the valuable trademarks of the company and for developing and implementing strategies to enhance and leverage the brand identity of the client.

An extremely passionate pro bono advocate, Jerry serves as a liaison to various organizations. These include groups that support entrepreneurs and microbusinesses in New York City. Jerry received his JD from New York Law School and was an Innovation Center associate. He earned a certificate in Intellectual Property Law, awarded to students who focused on issues with trademarks, copyrights and patent law. He was also a member of the Media, Entertainment, and Fashion Law Association and the International Law Society. Throughout law school, Jerry interned for several boutique law firms that concentrated on intellectual property and licensing matters. It was this experience that inspired his current practice focus.

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Practice Focus

  • Day-to-day management and enforcement of clients’ trademarks and brands
  • Advisement on the adoption of trademarks and service marks
  • Trademark availability searches and related client counseling
  • Counseling and enforcement relating to online uses of trademarks and other IP, including disputes involving the use of marks in social media and domain names
  • Registration services, including filing, prosecuting and obtaining state, federal and international trademark and service mark registrations
  • Counseling for threatened copyright litigation