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Background

Jon Jekel is an Associate in the Silicon Valley office, where he advises artists, inventors, entrepreneurs, and companies of all sizes on business and intellectual property concerns. His practice focuses primarily on copyright and trademark, having extensive experience with brand consulting, clearance, prosecution, monitoring, transactions, and enforcement, both in the United States and abroad. In addition, Jon has represented clients in disputes related to trademark infringement, false association, fraud, unfair competition, cybersecurity, and IP licensing in federal and state courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS). Jon has also counseled numerous clients through domain name disputes, notice and takedown proceedings, and licensing negotiations.

Prior to joining Fish, Jon worked at another law firm where he counseled clients on business and IP issues, including complex commercial contracts. Outside of practice, Jon is an avid fiction writer, and is currently finalizing his novel Inter Vivos for publication. Other hobbies include going to concerts, managing a 3,000+ LP collection, and practicing yoga.

Education

J.D., University of San Diego Law School 2014
San Diego Law Review
President, Intellectual Property Law Association
Pro Bono Service Recognition, 500 Hours of Pro Bono Legal Services


B.A., Florida State University 2008
Creative Writing (Fiction)

Admissions

  • California 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Memberships & Affiliations

International Trademark Association (INTA)

Other Distinctions

Publications and Presentations

Co-author, “Embedding Content is Safe, Right? A Recent Case Says No, Creating Serious Concerns for Websites with Unlicensed Third-party Content,” Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog (March 22, 2018​).​

Co-author, “Two Recent Trademark Decisions Provide Ammunition for Trademark Owners Who Receive Improper Specimen Refusals for Service Marks,” Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog (March 16, 2018​).​

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