Jennette W. Psihoules - Intellectual Property - Nixon Peabody LLP

Jennette W. Psihoules

Jennette W. Psihoules counsels clients on all aspects of trademark and copyright law and provides a full range of intellectual property services, including prosecution and protection, enforcement, litigation, licensing, and the commercialization of IP assets.

What do you focus on?

I focus my practice on trademark and copyright protection and enforcement, as well as IP litigation and licensing. I routinely advise clients on trademark selection, clearance, and prosecution, as well as copyright protection and registration. I have extensive experience managing large-scale domestic and international IP portfolios and developing and administering effective IP enforcement programs for clients across a variety of industries. I also have significant experience in IP litigation having represented clients in actions in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Based on my previous experience working in-house with a major media company, I also have a background in drafting and negotiating complex IP licenses and other IP and entertainment-related agreements. My well-rounded knowledge and experience in intellectual property law enable me to advise clients on how to best protect and capitalize on their IP rights.

What do you see on the horizon?

The importance of companies to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights globally will continue to increase as the digital marketplace and the free flow and access of information expands. Businesses should be creative and strategic when designing a tailored brand protection and enforcement program.

Publications and Presentations

  • “Decisions in Brief,” ABA-IPL Landslide Publication (2019–present) (contributing author)
  • “How the EU copyright directive affects esports live streams,” Esports insider (August 6, 2019) (co-author)
  • “IP Mechanics: Trademarks & Branding,” European Innovation Academy (EIA), Lisbon, Portugal (July 2019); Shenzhen, China (August 2018)
  • “Trademark Coverage on the Offensive,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Spring/Summer 2016 (co-author)

Representative Experience

  • Manage domestic and international trademark portfolios and enforcement programs for large video game company, iconic golf course, luxury bed and mattress company, brand development and marketing company, and medical technology company, among others
  • Advise and counsel on all aspects of copyright protection and enforcement, including registration and requests for reconsideration before the U.S. Copyright Office
  • Represent clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Represent luxury bed and mattress company in a trademark dispute in federal district court
  • Represent major video game company in a trademark and copyright dispute in federal district court
  • Represented one of the most well-known golf courses in the world in an unfair competition/false designation of origin dispute in federal district court
  • Represented video game developers and publishers in a trademark and copyright infringement dispute involving an iconic space combat video game in federal district court
  • Represented a payment processing technology company in a domain name dispute in federal district court
  • Successfully represented trademark owners in Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) cases
  • Successfully defended against and settled claims of copyright infringement for multiple clients

Pac-Man creator chases down retro game co. with IP suit

Law360 | September 24, 2019

This article mentions San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes partner Rob Weikert and associate Andrew Winetroub, and Washington DC Intellectual Property partner David May and associate Jennette Psihoules, all of whom are representing Bandai Namco Entertainment in an IP dispute involving its iconic Pac-Man video game franchise.

How the EU copyright directive affects esports live streams

Esports Insider | August 06, 2019

Intellectual Property associates Jason Kunze of Chicago and Jennette Psihoules of Washington DC participated in the latest edition of the regular feature “Ask the Esports Lawyers.”  In this edition, Jason and Jennette look at how the European Union copyright directive may impact esports.


Jennette W. Psihoules


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8385

Fax: 844-788-2758

Pace University School of Law, J.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.

New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

District of Columbia

  • International Trademark Association
  • Copyright Society of the USA
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