One of the most respected names in trademark and unfair competition law, Jerry Gilson has provided wise counsel to Brinks Gilson & Lione clients for more than 50 years. As the original author of the renowned treatise Gilson on Trademarks (LexisNexis), he has helped shape the law, the business trajectories of his clients and the careers of hundreds of lawyers.
Throughout his distinguished career, Jerry has handled significant trials and appeals in federal court, as well as proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He has also mediated federal court trademark infringement actions, and presently counsels clients on a wide variety of trademark litigation and expert witness matters. He is a Life Director of the Public Interest Law Initiative, and mentors law students who aspire to careers in public interest law.
Jerry has received virtually every major honor available in his field, including Lifetime Achievement Awards from World Trademark Review and Managing Intellectual Property. In 2007 he joined such luminaries as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Thomas Edison when inducted into the IP Hall of Fame, sponsored by Intellectual Asset Magazine. But the one he prizes most is the 2001 International Trademark Association (INTA) President’s Award for “outstanding and lasting contributions to the international trademark community.”