Meredith M. Wilkes
Meredith Wilkes is a trial lawyer whose practice centers around brand protection and enforcement. Her experience ranges from trademark, trade dress, trade secret, false advertising, and unfair competition litigation to design patent litigation as well as issues related to post-employment covenants, including covenants not to compete. In addition to litigating Lanham Act claims, she counsels clients on brand selection and clearance strategies worldwide, from searching, to filing, to enforcement in the TTAB or in federal courts throughout the United States. Meredith's practice encompasses a broad spectrum of goods and services from health and wellness to cosmetics to consumer goods to apparel and luxury brands.Meredith appears in courts throughout the United States and represents trademark owners and alleged infringers from the preliminary injunction stage through trial. Novel, trade dress, counterfeiting, and internet-related infringement activity are among the types of cases she typically tries. With considerable experience in domain name and internet-related infringement activity, including a record-setting cyberpiracy judgment, Meredith has been involved in obtaining preliminary and permanent injunctive relief on behalf of global brandowners including Deckers Outdoor Corporation, The Hygenic Corporation, IBM, Media Arts Group, Re/Max International, The Riverside Company, The Scott Fetzer Company, The Sherwin-Williams Company, and Wendy's. Other representative brand owners and alleged infringers for whom she provides intellectual property advice include AutoNation, Chevron, General Cable Corporation, ICANN, Nordic Naturals, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Saputo, and Victoria's Secret Stores Brand Management.