Jenifer deWolf Paine is a highly experienced intellectual property attorney serving as business and legal advisor to clients in a wide variety of industries on all aspects of trademark, brand protection, copyright, rights of privacy and publicity matters, IP transactional work, and litigation.

Before joining Fish & Richardson, Jenifer spent several years in-house in the trademark group at Microsoft, where she was responsible for all aspects of trademarks for the company’s most high-profile and consumer-facing brands, including Xbox, Minecraft, Surface, and Windows. Before Microsoft, Jenifer was senior counsel at Proskauer Rose, supporting the entire firm on copyright and trademark matters.

In addition to Microsoft (regularly ranked as one of the world’s top five most valuable brands), Jenifer’s clients have ranged from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, and have included record labels, publishing companies, music publishing companies, individual artists, public figures, authors, clothing designers, apparel companies, real estate developers, hotel operators, managers of financial institutions, and companies in the spirits, film, software, media, consumer products, hospitality, and pharmaceutical sectors.

Jenifer’s practice focuses on advising clients on all aspects of trademark and copyright law, including clearance, portfolio management, counseling, dispute resolution (including Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings), due diligence for significant acquisitions, and licensing. Jenifer also has significant experience litigating copyright fair use cases.

Jenifer brings a practical and business-minded perspective to clients’ problems and has particular experience in global clearance strategies relating to significant product launches. She is also a frequent contributor to International Trademark Association publications, having served several terms on the publications committee, the Trademark Reporter, and the amicus committee, contributing to thought leadership on key issues affecting trademark law. She currently serves on the INTA Bulletin, regularly writing and contributing to articles about new developments in trademark law and practice.


  • Jenifer has frequently been named a “Recommended Individual” by World Trademark Review, which described her as “eminently practical and level-headed.” 

Professional associations

  • International Trademark Association