Emily’s practice includes domestic and international trademark and copyright counseling, registration, and litigation. Emily resolves trademark and copyright disputes through negotiated co-existence, licensing, and settlement agreements and represents clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and in federal court. She also handles international trademark prosecution and anti-counterfeiting matters.

In May of 2017, Emily helped secure injunctive relief and the cancellation of a federal trademark registration, the outcome of a favorable settlement for a client alleging trademark infringement in a federal court action. In July of 2018, Emily’s arguments before the TTAB allowed a client to overcome Office Action refusals and obtain trademark registrations for its three-dimensional designs on pet treats.

Emily drafts, reviews, and negotiates franchise, licensing, and technology agreements, including software licensing agreements, software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements, website terms of use, and privacy policies. She assists clients of all sizes in developing creative solutions to grow, license, and protect their intellectual property assets. She also counsels clients on a wide variety of advertising and marketing issues. Emily is a frequent author on developments in intellectual property law.


University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Health and Societies and English, cum laude

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Moot Court Board, Drexel Law Review, Article Selection Committee


U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

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July 11, 2019 - McNees Litigation News
SCOTUS Class Action Update: Consumers Get Another Bite at Apple Profits for Alleged Antitrust Violations I Jury “Grills” Walmart: Five Takeaways from the $95.5 Million BACKYARD Trademark Verdict

April 18, 2019 - McNees Litigation News
Copyrighting Your Body, Revenge Pornography, and Safeguarding Employees' Information

March 1, 2019 - Demystifying the Public Domain: A Guide To Copyright Duration

March 11, 2019 - Supreme Court Issues Two Unanimous Decisions in Copyright Litigation Cases
Intellectual Property Client Alert

January 11, 2019 - McNees 2018 in Review - Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents
McNees Intellectual Property Client Alert

December 17, 2018 - Deck the Halls with New Music Law: What You Need to Know About the Music Modernization Act
McNees Intellectual Property Client Alert

July 19, 2018 - Supreme Court to Clarify Copyright Registration Prerequisite for Filing Lawsuit in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v.
ALFA International

March 19, 2018 - Pennsylvania Supreme Court Clarifies Reach of Commonwealth’s Consumer Protection Law l Hoverboards, Magnetic Balls, and Pet Food: Products Liability in Online Sales
Litigation News

March 1, 2018 - Ten Tips to Landing your First Client
PA Bar Newsletter

February 28, 2018 - 2017 In Review - Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents
McNees Intellectual Property Client Alert

June 22, 2017 - Victory for The Slants and Redskins: Supreme Court Okays Offensive Trademarks
McNees Intellectual Property Alert

May 2, 2017 - Clarity on Manufacturer - Distributor Trademark Ownership in Third Circuit
Intellectual Property Client Alert

March 29, 2017 - A Big Week for Intellectual Property: Supreme Court Decides Patent and Copyright Cases
McNees Intellectual Property Alert

January 31, 2017 - McNees 2016 In Review - Advertising Law
McNees Intellectual Property Alert

January 30, 2017 - McNees 2016 In Review - Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents
McNees Intellectual Property Alert

December 11, 2015 - Government Opposes Health Care Merger Between Penn State Hershey and PinnacleHealth Citing Potential for Reduced Competition and Increased Prices

August 7, 2015 - Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 Proposes Overhaul to America's Mental Health System

July 23, 2015 - Supreme Court Slams the Brakes on Challenge to Disparate Impact

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