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Jennifer Debrow

Jennifer Debrow

Gray Plant Mooty

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Jennifer Debrow chairs the firm’s Intellectual Property, Technology & Privacy practice group, focusing her practice on the business and transactional aspects of intellectual property protection. Jennifer has extensive experience counseling clients on domestic and international trademark registration, enforcement and licensing. She regularly assists clients with brand development and provides strategic advice in selecting and protecting trademarks domestically and internationally, including developing global filing strategies to maximize brand protection in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Jennifer advises clients on a wide range of issues related to intellectual property, including software licensing, emerging technologies, internet-related issues, copyright, trade secrets, advertising and promotions, and technology licensing. Jennifer also serves on the firm's Board of Directors.

Jennifer works with clients of all sizes, from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, with particular expertise in the trademark selection and brand protection for food and agribusiness companies, including protection of product configuration and trade dress.  Jennifer also maintains strong relationships with foreign counsel all around the world, allowing her to assist clients in global expansion and protection of intellectual property in key jurisdictions.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota

Honors and Distinctions

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property, 2015-2016
  • “Leading Trademark Lawyer,” World Trademark Review, 2012, 2014-2017
  • “The Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota,” Thomson Reuters, 2016
  • “Minnesota Super Lawyer®,” Thomson Reuters, 2015-2016
  • The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers, 2015
  • “Legal Eagle,” Franchise Times, 2013-2016
  • “Minnesota Rising Star,” Thomson Reuters, 2001-2002, 2005, 2007-2012

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property & Technology

Advertising & Promotions

Franchise & Distribution

Professional Activities

International Trademark Association (INTA)



University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. and M.A., cum laude, 1997
Wisconsin Law Review, senior note and comment editor

University of Wisconsin, B.A., with distinction, 1992


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