Shannon’s practice focuses on the selection, use and protection of trademarks and copyrights both in the United States and internationally.
She has a wide range of expertise in advising clients on all aspects of the availability and protectability of trademarks and copyrights.
Her experience includes due diligence, clearance and mark analysis for IP transactions, acquisitions, and mergers; all levels of trademark and copyright registration including appeals and cancellations; negotiation and drafting of IP licenses; and management of client IP portfolios. She has specialized experience with management and protection of digital intellectual property assets, including anti-piracy and infringement actions.
Shannon joins Gesmer Updegrove after working as a solo practitioner, in-house, and with two well-known law firms in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area.