Lauren B. Emerson


Lauren Emerson is a partner in the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group at Leason Ellis, where she helps clients establish and enforce intellectual property rights. Lauren counsels household names and new ventures alike across a diverse array of industries, including consumer products, fashion, payment technology, energy, telecom, medical device, retail, software, automotive, and food and beverage. She also works with individual authors and artists and advises several non-profit organizations. Lauren has significant experience managing global trademark portfolios, crafting complex rights agreements, tackling thorny prosecution issues in China, and representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Federal litigation highlights include cases pertaining to toy sprinklers, sippy cups, romance novels, and in-dash navigation systems.

WTR and Super Lawyers have recognized Lauren’s passion for her practice and commitment to client service. Outside of the firm, Lauren channels her enthusiasm into involvement with industry organizations, including INTA, AIPLA and NYIPLA. Lauren currently co-chairs the NYIPLA’s Trademark Law & Practice Committee and serves as Vice-Chair of the AIPLA’s Copyright Law Committee. Lauren is frequently invited to speak at industry and legal events on topics ranging from Copyright 101 to complex issues involving the DMCA and has authored a number of amicus briefs. She holds a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BA from Dartmouth College. Before attending law school, Lauren enjoyed a prior career in licensing at Pokémon USA, Inc.

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., cum laude, 2001
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Baker Botts LLP, 2007-2017
  • International Trademark Association, Copyright Committee, Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Professional Programming and Education for Copyright Committee, Chair
  • Trademark Relations with USPTO Committee, Member
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer “Rising Star,” 2014- 2017
  • Recipient of Her Justice 2014 Commitment to Justice Award for Outstanding Legal Team
  • “Litigation Before the International Trade Commission: A Powerful Option for Brand Owners, When the Shoe Fits,” Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, 2015
  • “Fair Use and Crying Foul: The Dancing Baby Case Continues,” Baker Botts Intellectual Property Report, 2015
  • “The Pitfalls and Perils of Social Media in Litigation,” Thomson Reuters/Aspatore’s Inside the Minds series: Understanding the Use of Social Media In Litigation, 2014
  • “Do Good Deeds, Go Unpunished: Legal Pitfalls and Practice Tips for Cause Marketing,” Mondaq, 2014
  • “Spotting Trouble in Your Advertising: Why Your Lawyers Won’t Let You Say That on Television,” Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, 2009
  • INTA Table Topic, “What Trademark Attorneys Need to Know
    About Work for Hire Agreements,” 2017
  • AIPLA, Spring Meeting, “Fashion & Fabric”, 2017
  • AIPLA, Spring Meeting, “Non-Monetary Relief for Trademark Infringement,” 2017
  • Fordham IP Conference, “U.S. Copyright Developments,” 2017
  • ACC Greater New York, Ethics Marathon, “A Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Social Media and Legal Ethics,” 2017
  • Fordham IPLJ Symposium, “Copyright v. Copy-left,” 2016
  • “The Shape of the Future: 3D Printing and Intellectual Property Rights,” 2015
  • CLE, “The Ethical Use of Investigators,” 2015
  • IECA, Annual Conference, “Intellectual Property in Practice:
    Building and Protecting Your Brand,” 2014
  • CLE, “Social Media 101: What Every IP Lawyer Should Know,” 2012
  • Representing beverage company in trademark opposition proceeding through trial on merits
  • Representing mass market retailer in trade dress trial concerning “sippy cup” designs and packaging
  • Representing major automotive supplier and manufacturing in copyright royalty dispute
  • Representing toy manufacturer in trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement lawsuit
  • Representing computer giant in contempt proceedings stemming from judgment granting injunctive relief in trademark infringement case
  • Representing franchise company in trademark litigation, breach of contract and enforcement matter
  • Representing large communications firm in connection with clearing, prosecuting and maintaining trademark portfolio and licensing matters
  • Representing energy company in connection with management of global trademark portfolio and enforcement matters