Patricia Werner is a member of the firm’s Trademark and Copyright and Litigation practice groups. Patricia manages worldwide intellectual property portfolios and related protection and enforcement matters for numerous brands in industries spanning consumer products, cannabis, entertainment and fashion. She handles all aspects of trademark and copyright protection, including domestic and international trademark portfolio management, clearing and prosecuting trademarks, licensing, IP due diligence investigations and U.S. and foreign enforcement proceedings.
Notably, Patricia was recognized by World Trademark Review
as “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” from 2017-2022. Patricia is described by her clients as being “unwaveringly results focused…applies her hawk’s eye for detail and quality to great effect when managing worldwide portfolios and enforcing rights on behalf of leaders in the consumer products, entertainment and fashion theatres.” In the 2022 edition of Legal 500
Intellectual Property: Trademarks Non-Contentious area, clients describe Patricia as “intelligent, responsive, business-minded,” “the best trademark specialist I have come across in almost 20 years of being in the industry,” and that she is “quick, shrewd, responsive, efficient, intelligent, and entirely delightful.” Patricia practices in all areas of domestic and foreign trademark, copyright and domain-name enforcement. Her experience includes representing clients in court actions, oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings and preparing cease and desist letters.
Moreover, Patricia negotiates and prepares license agreements, performance agreements, coexistence agreements, settlement agreements and related intellectual property agreements. In addition, she is involved in corporate transactions including negotiating asset purchase and related agreements for various transactional matters. She also manages all aspects of trademark protection, including domestic and international trademark portfolio management, for trademarks in the cannabis space.
Valued for being levelheaded, reasonable and acutely focused on getting the right result, Patricia is appreciated for minimizing the obstacles and disruptions her clients face. Organized and meticulous, Patricia’s more than two decades of experience allow her to see the bigger picture or endgame of a matter at the onset of the initiative. This allows her to anticipate problems and issues early on, preparing her clients ahead of time should a challenge arise.
International Trademark Association, Emerging Issues Committee, 2022–2023
New York City Bar Association Fashion Law Committee
St. Stephen of Hungary School Capital Campaign Steering Committee; Parents Association Board
St. Stephen of Hungary School Foundation Golf Outing Committee