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Jane Shay Wald

Jane Shay Wald

Irell & Manella LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Jane Shay Wald is an Emeritus Partner with Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles, California, and is Chair of the firm's Trademark Practice Group. Her practice focuses on trademark, unfair competition, and copyright law. She counsels clients on acquiring and maintaining trademarks and on potential and pending infringement problems. She litigates before the federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The Los Angeles Daily Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal named her to its 2010 list of the "Top 100 Women Litigators" in California, recognizing her for being a "leader in trademark infringement suits in federal court and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office." She was recently named a "Woman of Achievement" by the Century City Chamber of Commerce and the Chambers Women's Business Council, which produced this short video about her: http://www.irell.com/video-waldwomanofachievement.html  The video shows just some of her 400 piece lunchbox collection. Wald has been named to the Southern California "Super Lawyers" list for her work in intellectual property every year since 2005. She has, in addition, been included in the "Super Lawyers" list as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers" in Southern California, and is often listed as one of the "Top 50 Women Lawyers" in Southern California. She has been included in "Best Lawyers in America" in each of the years 2007-2013. Wald received the California State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section's Vanguard Award for private practice in 2009. A frequent speaker and author on trademark topics, Wald also has served as adjunct professor of trademark law at UCLA and USC law schools. She has served as President of the Los Angeles Copyright Society and President of the Century City Bar Association.  Wald is a published poet.

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