Ms. Zimmermann counsels clients of all sizes in a variety of industries on trademark, trade dress, copyright, unfair competition, and internet law matters providing practical, timely, and thorough real-world advice to her clients. Experienced before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in U.S. District Courts, she prosecutes and defends oppositions, cancellations, and lawsuits. Ms. Zimmermann also counsels in areas of non-judicial enforcement and defense, domestic and international trademark clearance and prosecution, and licensing arrangements. She also spent six months as a secondee at a large international client, working as a member of their in-house trademark department.
Ms. Zimmermann represents clients in a variety of industries, including consumer goods, Internet and technology, insurance and financial services, and industrial and commercial products. Her experience includes a six month secondment, where she operated as a member of her large international client’s in-house trademark department directing outside counsel and providing direct counseling and guidance to business units in the areas of trademark prosecution, enforcement, and search and clearance, providing her a unique insight into the demands and responsibilities of her in-house clients.
Ms. Zimmermann provides clients advice with respect to searching and clearance for new marks both in the U.S. and internationally. She is experienced in both U.S. and international trademark prosecution, including appeals of Final decisions before the T.T.A.B.
Active in both judicial and non-judicial enforcement and defense, Ms. Zimmermann handles domain name, app, and social media policing matters, in addition to more traditional trademark policing efforts. She has both prosecuted and defended oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (T.T.A.B.), represented plaintiffs and defendants in U.S. Federal Courts, and supervised and coordinated trademark litigation, cancellations, and oppositions in many foreign jurisdictions. She is also experienced in negotiating practical and favorable settlements, licensing arrangements, and co-existence agreements to resolve disputes.