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Connie L. Ellerbach

Fenwick & West LLP

Mountain View, CA, USA


CONNIE L. ELLERBACH
Partner

Emphasis
 • Trademarks

Ms. Ellerbach is based in the firm's Mountain View, California office. Her practice focuses on trademark and trade name counseling, including the development and management of domestic and international trademark portfolios, resolving conflicts over disputed marks and names, and establishing and enforcing rights in trademarks used on the Internet. Her practice includes advising clients from start-ups to multinational corporations on the selection, enhancement and enforcement of trademarks and brands, and regarding securing and protecting domain name rights. She regularly advises clients who provide portal services and content on the Internet.

Representative Clients
• Alibaba Group
• Google Inc.
• Gracenote
• Palm, Inc.
• StumbleUpon, Inc.
• Sun Microsystems, Inc.
• Symantec Corporation
• Twitter, Inc.

Education
  University of Virginia Law School, J.D., Articles Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law, 1990
  Iowa State University, B.A. in political science, 1984

Admitted to Practice
  Member of the State Bar of California.

Additional Information
Ms. Ellerbach is a member of the American Bar Association Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the California Bar Association Section on Intellectual Property. Ms. Ellerbach is also active in the International Trademark Association, where she is currently serving as the Chair of the Issues of Proof Subcommittee of the organization’s Trademark Enforcement Committee.

Ms. Ellerbach was recognized by Who's Who Legal: California in both 2007 and 2008 as being among the top one percent of California attorneys in the trademark field. She was also named one of "The Best Lawyers in the Bay Area" by Bay Area Lawyer magazine in 2005 and 2006.
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