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Joy J. Wildes is counsel in the Intellectual Property and Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Groups of Davis & Gilbert and is also a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee. She represents advertising agencies, companies and individuals in connection with trademark, advertising, copyright, domain name and corporate intellectual property matters.

Ms. Wildes’ practice encompasses all aspects of domestic and international trademark practice, including clearance, registration, policing and enforcement and due diligence analysis. She counsels clients on issues surrounding selection, registration and protection of trademarks, names, slogans and domain names. Ms. Wildes also has experience in intellectual property disputes, infringement litigation in federal courts and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board.

Ms. Wildes regularly reviews advertising, marketing and other communications materials for trademark, copyright, rights of publicity and privacy, and other claims issues. She negotiates and drafts a variety of agreements including trademark license agreements, agency-client contracts and conflict settlement agreements.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"Women in Intellectual Property Law," New York State Bar Association, June 11, 2008

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, "What’s In a Name?" 5th Edition: Trends in Marketing Communications Law

Co-Author, "Trademark Laws: New York," Practical Law: The Journal, January 2018

Co-Author, "'Nominative Fair Use' Defense May Enable Use of Another's Trademark," 2017 Trends in Marketing Communications Law

Co-Author, "Courts and USPTO Analyze Hashtags, with Varying Results," D&G Advertising Law: 2015 Lessons Learned & 2016 Practical Advice

Co-Author, "Mark My Words: Protection of Athletes' Nicknames & Catchphrases In The U.S.," LawInSport, May 2015

Co-Author, "Dumb Starbucks: Grande Parody or Trademark Infringement?" Law360.com, March 18, 2014

Co-Author, “Trademark Laws: New York,” Practical Law Company, July 2013

Co-Author, "Supreme Court's Copyright Decision Gives a Boost to Gray Market Retailers," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2013

Co-Author, "Good For The Sole: Appeals Court Says Single Color Can Be Protectable as a Trademark," D&G Intellectual Property Alert, September 2012

Co-Author, "Non-Traditional Advertising During Economic Turbulence," New York Law Journal, June 11, 2009

Co-Author, “Ours Works Better: Use of a Competitor’s Trademark in Advertising,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, October 2004

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Division, Executive Committee Member
International Trademark Association
American Bar Association
Institute for Community Living, Inc., Board of Directors

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1992
Cornell University, B.S., 1989


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"Women in Intellectual Property Law," New York State Bar Association, June 11, 2008

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, "What’s In a Name?" 5th Edition: Trends in Marketing Communications Law

Co-Author, "Trademark Laws: New York," Practical Law: The Journal, January 2018

Co-Author, "'Nominative Fair Use' Defense May Enable Use of Another's Trademark," 2017 Trends in Marketing Communications Law

Co-Author, "Courts and USPTO Analyze Hashtags, with Varying Results," D&G Advertising Law: 2015 Lessons Learned & 2016 Practical Advice

Co-Author, "Mark My Words: Protection of Athletes' Nicknames & Catchphrases In The U.S.," LawInSport, May 2015

Co-Author, "Dumb Starbucks: Grande Parody or Trademark Infringement?" Law360.com, March 18, 2014

Co-Author, “Trademark Laws: New York,” Practical Law Company, July 2013

Co-Author, "Supreme Court's Copyright Decision Gives a Boost to Gray Market Retailers," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2013

Co-Author, "Good For The Sole: Appeals Court Says Single Color Can Be Protectable as a Trademark," D&G Intellectual Property Alert, September 2012

Co-Author, "Non-Traditional Advertising During Economic Turbulence," New York Law Journal, June 11, 2009

Co-Author, “Ours Works Better: Use of a Competitor’s Trademark in Advertising,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, October 2004

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Division, Executive Committee Member
International Trademark Association
American Bar Association
Institute for Community Living, Inc., Board of Directors

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1992
Cornell University, B.S., 1989