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Jaci Shanks focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark counseling, brand management, multi-jurisdictional dispute management, enforcement, and domain name disputes. She assists clients in assessing the availability of trademarks for use and registration, developing and implementing complex trademark protection strategies, and monitoring and enforcing trademark rights in the United States and abroad. Mrs. Shanks counsels, coordinates and oversees numerous international contentious proceedings and serves clients in the aluminum, apparel, automotive, franchised hotel, lawn and garden and lighting fixtures and controls industries, among others.

Ms. Shanks earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. During law school, she was the Managing Editor of the Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, President and co-Founder of the Vanderbilt Student Health & Wellness Association, and an intern at the Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Prior to joining the firm, Mrs. Shanks gained experience at the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society.

Ms. Shanks was recognized in 2018 as a Georgia "Rising Star" for Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2015, she received the prestigious Burton Award, which recognizes excellence in legal writing, for an article published in Landslide.

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Vanderbilt University, J.D. (2010) Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Managing Editor

University of Virginia, B.A., Art History (2005)

Admissions

Georgia (2010)

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Georgia (2011)

Supreme Court of Georgia (2011)

Georgia Court of Appeals (2011)

Professional & Community Activities

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Volunteer Attorney

State Bar of Georgia, Sports & Entertainment Law Section, Member

State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section Law Section, Member

American Bar Association, Member

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