S. Claire Gibson, Esq.
The firm's principal, Claire Gibson, began her career in Intellectual Property Law in 2005 as a clerk in the Office of the General Counsel at JPMorganChase. Since that time, she has honed her expertise in the areas of trademark and copyright law while at the legal departments of Dreamworks Classics and NBC Universal. Further to this, her law firm experiences include counseling production studios, cosmetics companies, food distributors, clothing designers and musicians among others, in establishing, protecting and preserving their trademark rights both in the US and abroad. Here at GibsonLaw, Claire exclusively practices Intellectual Property Law, concentrating on brand counseling, trademark prosecution, continued trademark protection and brand maintenance for clients' domestic and international portfolios.
Claire is knowledgeable and experienced in managing matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), having prosecuted trademark applications for brands in a wide variety of goods and services, disputed office actions, executed post - registration maintenance requirements, as well as oppositions on behalf of numerous clients.
Claire has also advised clients in policing and enforcing their trademark rights including filing oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), issuing cease and desist notices and negotiating co-existence agreements.
Claire also has significant experience managing clients' global trademark portfolios and has managed trademark filing, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement in Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, Canada and the Caribbean.
She has handled domain name, social media and internet-related trademark disputes for various clients. Her experience in the practice area is comprehensive and an asset to her clients.
A New York City native, Claire earned her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and her juris doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School. In addition to her work as an IP attorney, Claire serves on the executive boards of the Military Spouse JD Network and the African American Lawyers Association of Hawaii. The daughter of Barbadian immigrants, Claire was born in New York but spent her childhood in Barbados. Claire is the spouse of an active-duty Marine with 20 years of service and hooman to two toy poodles Bajan and Toussaint.
Brooklyn Law School, NY - Juris Doctorate
Columbia University in the City of New York, NY - Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
New York State - Appellate Division, 2nd Judicial Department
International Trademark Association
Military Spouse Juris Doctor Network
African American Lawyers Association of Hawaii
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
Caribbean Attorneys Network(NYC)