Jennifer Barry is a partner in the Litigation Department of Latham & Watkins’ San Diego office. She joined the firm in September 2003 after earning her law degree from Duke University School of Law, where she was Chair of the Moot Court Board.
Ms. Barry specializes in all aspects of commercial intellectual property, including:
- Trademark and trade dress infringement counseling and litigation
- Trademark prosecution and worldwide trademark portfolio management
- Trademark licensing counseling and litigation
- False advertising and unfair competition litigation
- Copyright counseling and litigation
- Trade secrets counseling and litigation
- Defamation and right of publicity counseling and litigation
Having successfully litigated before numerous federal and state courts including in California, New York, Michigan, Utah, Indiana and Ohio, and the Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Ms. Barry has extensive expertise in both procedural and substantive law in these areas.
Ms. Barry also has specialized expertise in internet law, and is a member of Latham’s Internet & Digital Media Industry Group. She handles domain name portfolio management and recovery of domain names in front of the World Intellectual Property Organization, the National Arbitration Forum, and the ADR.EU Center of the Czech Arbitration Court. She has also worked extensively on social networking and website/e-commerce issues, and has been invited to speak on several panels in this area.
Ms. Barry specializes in intellectual property and general commercial litigation, and has considerable trial experience. She first-chaired a seven-day state court jury trial involving professional negligence in December 2005, in which the jury returned a unanimous verdict for the client, and successfully argued the appeal in that case in front of the California Court of Appeal. She also second-chaired a federal bench trial in July 2004 involving Title VII racial discrimination. She has also appeared and argued in numerous federal and state court proceedings.
Ms. Barry is admitted to practice in California and is a member of the State of California, the San Diego County and the Federal Bar Associations. Ms. Barry also actively participates in the International Trademark Association (INTA), and serves on the Internet Committee/Online Trademark Use Subcommittee, including the Keywords and Web 2.0 Working Groups.
Ms. Barry was recently invited back for a fourth time to speak as a co-panelist in Strafford Publications’ webinar entitled "Emerging Trademark Threat @ Twitter, Facebook, MySpace" on August 9, 2012, after previously giving this presentation in September 2011, October 2010 and October 2009. She has also given presentations to the Association of Corporate Counsel-San Diego Chapter entitled "Introduction to Domain Names and Cybersquatting" (June 2012), “Trademark Tips for Adopting and Using New Brands (aka How to Keep the Peace With Your Marketing Department)” (January 2012) and “Watch What You Tweet: Perils of Using Social Networking Sites” (October 2009), and was quoted in the February 24, 2010 Daily Journal article “Social Media Creates New Challenges.”
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Barry earned a Masters in Business Administration and worked for four years in the healthcare industry, doing network development and managed care contracting.