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Annie Albertson focuses her practice on trademark and new media issues. Among her areas of expertise include handling contentious disputes involving U.S. and international trademark registry filings, conducting trademark clearance searches, filing and prosecuting U.S. trademark applications, providing strategic advice on managing global trademark portfolios, and advising on brand style guides and website compliance. Her clients include major brand owners in the technology and social media space.

Prior to joining the firm, Annie was Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for Brand Sense Partners. As BSP’s in-house counsel, she managed its legal department including handling all trademark matters involving the company’s own proprietary apparel brands and providing strategic advice on licensing and marketing partnerships. Having worked in-house, Annie also has extensive experience drafting and negotiating a wide variety of corporate agreements.

Annie was awarded the prestigious Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship in 2006, which provided her the rare opportunity to live and work in Germany. During her fellowship year abroad, Annie worked at a leading German intellectual property law firm in Munich and at the Copyright Division of the German Federal Ministry of Justice in Berlin. As a result, she has a basic working knowledge of German, and is also conversant in Mandarin Chinese.

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Northwestern University School of Law, J.D. Dean’s List, Pritzker Faculty Research Fellow, Public Interest Law Initiative Fellow

Stanford University, B.A., American Studies cum laude, Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in Humanities, Albert J. Gelpi Prize for Outstanding Service to the Program in American Studies

Admissions

California (2007)

Illinois (2003)

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program, Fellow

International Trademark Association, Member

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