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For the past three decades, Lynn Jordan has devoted herself to representing clients in all aspects of trademark law, from selection of marks through federal court appeals. She is particularly adept at helping clients understand the business and legal risks associated with the adoption, use, and registration of trademarks. Lynn is recognized for her expertise in handling trademark matters for major entertainment, news, and media companies, particularly regarding the interplay between trademark law and the First Amendment. Lynn has handled countless clearance, prosecution, and enforcement matters involving trademarks used as titles of or elements in motion pictures, television programs, books, and video games, as well as collateral merchandise associated with these properties.
Lynn is the author of three of the leading articles on trademarks and the First Amendment: “Twenty Years of Rogers v. Grimaldi: Balancing the Lanham Act with the First Amendment Rights of Creators of Artistic Works,” which won the highly esteemed Burton Award for excellence in legal writing and “Another Decade of Rogers v. Grimaldi: Continuing to Balance The Lanham Act With The First Amendment Rights of Creators of Artistic Works,” both published in the Trademark Reporter; and “Recent Shifts in Rogers v. Grimaldi: Looking for a Genuine Artistic Motive,” which was published in the ABA’s Entertainment and Sports Lawyer in 2021. She regularly speaks on topics relating to entertainment trademarks and recently penned an Amicus Brief on behalf of the Motion Picture Association in support of the First Amendment rights of its members.
Recognized by her peers and clients as an “accessible, hands-on practitioner with an immense understanding of media law and corporate realities,” Lynn is recognized as both an “IP Star” and among the “Top 250 Women in IP” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine. She is also ranked among the top trademark lawyers in the Washington, DC area by World Trademark Review 1000, and is designated as a WTR World Leader.
Prior to founding Kelly IP, Lynn practiced trademark law at a large international intellectual property firm based in Washington, DC.
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