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Erin S. Hennessy

Erin S. Hennessy

Bracewell LLP

New York, NY, USA

Erin Hennessy, chair of the firm’s trademark and copyright department, focuses on trademark law, copyright law and internet and social media issues spanning many industries including media, publishing, technology, retail, fashion and financial services. Having served as a former chief trademark counsel in-house, she brings an innate business sense and firsthand insights to her practice.

Erin counsels clients on all aspects of IP with a particular emphasis on supporting legal, business and marketing teams with branding issues facing their businesses. She handles worldwide trademark matters including trademark counseling, clearance, registration, protection and enforcement, domain name and internet issues, litigation, licensing and transactional work. She has worked on various policy issues such as the launch of the new gTLDs, trademark dilution, and cybersquatting. She has served as lead trademark counsel on major corporate transactions such as the $9.6 billion spinoff of Time Warner Cable from Time Warner Inc. and the $2.6 billion divestiture of Warner Music Group.

Prior to joining Bracewell, she was the assistant general counsel and chief trademark counsel for Time Warner Inc. Erin sits on the firm’s Women’s Network Committee and Associate Evaluation Committee. She frequently speaks and publishes on topics such as the new gTLDs, trademarks in social media, and trademark prosecution best practices.


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