WIPR Influential Women in IP 2020
SHUTTERSTOCK / MICHAL KALASEK
In the spotlight
I know and admire women who develop IP
legislation, lead in-house IP departments, and work
to create balanced environments for women at big
firms and companies.
Many of my clients are also influential women
in IP. Although not lawyers, they are intrepid
businesswomen building brands, and partnering
with us to navigate complex IP issues in a digital
and global world. It’s a true joy to collaborate with
inspiring, talented people in connection with the
legal issues that are my passion. l
Stacy Grossman founded The Law Office of Stacy J. Grossman
in 2014. She serves hundreds of clients, including startups and
public companies, across a range of industries. Before establishing
her firm, Grossman was vice president and associate general
counsel at News Corporation, where she provided counsel to the
New York Post, HarperCollins, BSkyB, Sky Italia and others.
She can be contacted at: email@example.com
I filed a petition to protect the privacy of a client
who did not want to disclose a home address. As a
result of my and similar petitions, the USPTO has
amended the rule.
Also in 2019, I won a trial before the Trademark
Trial and Appeal Board. The board ruled that using
a brand in connection with a pop-up restaurant
constituted “use in commerce”, allowing my client to
keep its trademark registration.
What does Influential Women in IP mean
To me, an influential woman in IP is someone who is
helping to improve our IP laws, to elevate the IP bar,
and to train the next generation of IP lawyers.
I have the great privilege of knowing and working
with many women who are true leaders in the IP
world. One colleague recently argued her second case
before the US Supreme Court.