Connie L. Ellerbach
650-335-7663
cellerbach@fenwick.com
Chair
Trademark
Partner
Intellectual Property
Connie L.
Ellerbach
Connie L.
Ellerbach
Connie L.
Ellerbach
Partner
Intellectual Property
Chair
Trademark

Connie counsels clients on trademark and trade name matters, including the development and management of trademark portfolios, resolving conflicts over disputed marks and names, and establishing and enforcing rights in trademarks.

Connie has extensive experience securing and protecting marks used in connection with software, online services and portals, and with emerging technologies, including wearable and imbedded computing devices, digital health technologies and services, augmented and virtual reality devices, personal aviation vehicles, and blockchain and cryptocurrency offerings.

Connie is “‘extremely adept at managing international trademark work and thinking strategically about brands and trademark-related issues in the emerging technologies space’ and helps make Fenwick a ‘trademark law powerhouse’. ‘We love working with Connie because of her global knowledge, pragmatism and software and technology industry experience.’”

World Trademark Review 1000

2022 Edition

Connie is also active in the International Trademark Association, where she has served on a variety of committees, including the Brands & Innovation Committee, the Emerging Issues Committee and the Enforcement Committee.

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  • Archer Aviation
  • Atlassian
  • FTX Trading
  • GoPro
  • Illumio
  • Intuit
  • Tanium
  • Uber

  • Archer Aviation
  • Atlassian
  • FTX Trading
  • GoPro
  • Illumio
  • Intuit
  • Tanium
  • Uber

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Recognition
World Trademark Review

2011 – 2022

Has honored Connie as a leading trademark lawyer for 12 consecutive years, most recently naming her in the top tiers nationally and in the gold tier in California for trademark prosecution and strategy work (2011 – 2022), as well as to its Global Leaders list (2020). Under Connie's leadership, Fenwick earned recognition as U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year by WTR (2021)

The Legal 500

2020 – 2022

Consistently recognizes Connie's leadership as a trademark lawyer

Managing IP

2020

Named Fenwick the Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year for the western United States—the third time in four years that the firm has earned this recognition, under Connie's leadership

The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers

2010 – 2019

Regularly recognizes Connie among the world’s top trademark lawyers (2010 – 2019)

  • Northern California Super Lawyers has consistently named Connie among the state’s top IP lawyers (2013 – 2019)
  • Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law repeatedly recognized Connie as one of the top trademark lawyers in the U.S. (2010 – 2017)

Recognition
World Trademark Review

2011 – 2022

Has honored Connie as a leading trademark lawyer for 12 consecutive years, most recently naming her in the top tiers nationally and in the gold tier in California for trademark prosecution and strategy work (2011 – 2022), as well as to its Global Leaders list (2020). Under Connie's leadership, Fenwick earned recognition as U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year by WTR (2021)

The Legal 500

2020 – 2022

Consistently recognizes Connie's leadership as a trademark lawyer

Managing IP

2020

Named Fenwick the Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year for the western United States—the third time in four years that the firm has earned this recognition, under Connie's leadership

The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers

2010 – 2019

Regularly recognizes Connie among the world’s top trademark lawyers (2010 – 2019)

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