Janet counsels and advises clients on international trademark, copyright and unfair competition issues. She conducts global clearance searches, advises clients on international trademark protection and enforcement strategies, licensing and IP transactional issues such as portfolio audits and due diligence. Her sub-specialty is trademark law and practice in the Independent States of the Former USSR, and Eastern Europe. Janet counsels clients in a broad range of industries, including hospitality and leisure, luxury goods, automotive, pharmaceutical, publishing, cosmetics and personal care. As Senior Counsel, Janet will continue as a consultant on client matters and remain active in the field.
Wellesley College (B.A., History and Russian Studies, 1967); New York University (M.A. Russian linguistics, 1969, Ph.D., Slavic linguistics, 1977); Boston College Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1982); Member, 1980-1981, Editor-in-Chief, 1981-1982, Boston College Law Review.
Law Clerk to the Honorable Lawrence W. Pierce, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1982-1983.
International Trademark Association: Member, Trademark Reporter Committee (2016-2018); Member, Dilution and Well-Known Marks Committee (2005-2013); Vice Chair, Trade Dress Committee (2003-2005); Member and then Co-Chair INTA Bulletin Committee (2000-2004); member, INTA Board of Directors (1998-2000); Member, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (including Member of Committee on Independent States of the Former U.S.S.R.); Co-Counsel: Coalition for Intellectual Property Rights (Public-Private Partnership for advancing the protection and enforcement of industrial property rights in the states formerly comprising the Soviet Union) (1991-present).
Who's Who Legal: Trademarks, 2016.
INTA President’s Award, 2015.
Who’s Who Legal 100, 2011-2014.
Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law – (nominated by in-house counsel and professional peers), 2016, 2013, 2012.
Super Lawyers’ “The Annual List — The Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area,” 2013, 2012.
Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition (Business Services, Intellectual Property), 2010.
Super Lawyers (New York Metro Edition for Intellectual Property), 2010.
Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners, published by Legal Media Group/Euromoney in association with Managing Intellectual Property (USA section), 2009.
Who's Who Legal — Trademarks (recognized in the edition of Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners, published by Euromoney Legal Media Group), 2008.
New York Super Lawyers — Metro Edition, 2007.
Legal 500 US Guide (recognized in the international area), 2006-–2007 edition.
New York Super Lawyers (Manhattan Edition) in Intellectual Property, 2006.
New York; Massachusetts; Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
May, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013: Lecturer on the trademark law in The Independent States of the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe as part of the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Academic Course on International Trademark Law.
Numerous presentations at professional conferences and seminars on international trademark issues (1991–present).