Jaci Shanks focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark counseling, portfolio 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.

Ms. Shanks regularly counsels, coordinates and oversees international contentions proceedings, advises clients embarking on extensive international trademark protection programs, and represents clients before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 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, Ms. Shanks gained experience at the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society.

In 2015, Ms. Shanks received the prestigious Burton Award, which recognizes excellence in legal writing, for an article published in Landslide.

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

Education

  • Vanderbilt University, J.D. (2010)
    Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Managing Editor
  • University of Virginia, B.A., Art History (2005)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2010)

Admissions

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

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
USA
t +1 404.815.6581
f +1 404.541.3346

Jaclyn T. Shanks

Experience Highlights

Strategic acquisition for global manufacturer of aircraft systems
Served as buyer's counsel for one of the largest providers of aircraft equipment and on board systems for commercial, regional and business more
Two Men and A Truck International, Inc. v. David Underwood, et. al.
Lead counsel for Two Men and A Truck. Successfully enforced right of first refusal to purchase trademark. Eliminated geographic concurrent more
Trademark enforcement services for a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer
Represents a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer in trademark litigation and enforcement work. more