Emily A. Nash

Intellectual Property, Trademark Litigation, Intellectual Property Counseling & Prosecution


Emily Nash is counsel in the Intellectual Property and Technology & IP Transactions practices of Mayer Brown's Chicago and New York offices. Emily has a balanced litigation and transactional practice. Her litigation experience focuses on resolution of intellectual property disputes in federal courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, where she has managed all aspects of a case from early settlement discussions through post-trial briefing and appeal. She regularly drafts intellectual property licenses and other agreements, conducts intellectual property due diligence in connection with M&A deals, and advises underwriters in issuing representations and warranties insurance. Over more than a decade in practice, she has also: helped global consumer brands manage their international trademark portfolios, crafted and implemented trademark watches, tried cases before the International Trade Commission, and assisted companies of all sizes in crafting trade secret, open source, and other internal policies designed to protect intellectual property assets and ensure compliance with intellectual property and privacy-related obligations.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Emily was Law Clerk to the Hon. William J. Bauer, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Before attending law school, Emily was an associate in the Business Affairs department of a prominent literary agency in New York City and Contracts Manager within the Legal Department of a global trade book publishing company.

Emily has been a guest lecturer in Intellectual Property Drafting at Cardozo School of Law and speaks and writes on a variety of intellectual property topics.


Trademark/Trade Dress Litigation and Enforcement

  • Trademark Infringement and Dilution Claims in U.S. Federal Courts
  • TTAB Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings
  • Oversight of Global Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings
  • Pre-Litigation Counseling, Including Issuance of and Responses to Demand Letters

Trademark Counseling

  • Trademark Search and Clearance Opinions
  • Implementation and Monitoring of Global Trademark Watches
  • Resolution of Multi-Country Trademark Disputes
  • Global Trademark Portfolio Advice
  • Trademark Registration

IP Transactions

  • Due Diligence for Mergers/Acquisitions
  • Transactional Risk Insurance Advice


  • Copyright Litigation in U.S. Federal Courts
  • Software Development and License Agreements
  • Work-for-Hire Issues and Agreements
  • Joint Authorship and Collaboration Agreements
  • Book Publishing Agreements
  • Copyright Registration

Internet/New Media

  • Domain Name Disputes and Transfers
  • E-Commerce and Social Media Takedowns
  • Social Media Policies and Strategy


  • Patent Litigation in U.S. Federal Courts
  • Section 337 Actions at the International Trade Commission


  • Université de Fordham, JD
    Symposium Editor for the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal (2009-2010); Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award recipient, magna cum laude
  • Georgetown University, BA
    cum laude
  • Sciences Po in Strasbourg, France (full academic year abroad)
  • McGill University Faculty of Law in Montreal, Canada (summer study)
  • University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa (summer study)

Inscription au Barreau

  • New York
  • Illinois


  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


  • Anglais
  • Espagnol
  • Français

Engagement professionnel et communautaire

  • International Trademark Association