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Jon O. Webster

Partner
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1130
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Jon Webster is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group where he represents clients on a wide range of matters, particularly involving trademark and copyright asset management.

Jon counsels clients on the full spectrum of brand portfolio management, including trademark strategies to enhance brand positioning and initiatives; the clearance, adoption, registration, protection, enforcement, use, and licensing of brands; and the development, implementation, and enforcement of trademark policies and practices, including global anti-counterfeiting management. He has extensive experience in both US and foreign trademark office practice (including registration, opposition, cancellation and related processes), along with packaging and labeling review of goods and services, advertising, and promotion to ensure regulatory compliance.

Jon presents trademark and brand strategy topics to members of the International Trademark Association, Practical Law Institute and other organizations.

Prior to joining the firm, Jon was Chief Trademark Counsel for Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, where he had worldwide responsibility for all facets of the company’s entire global trademark and copyright portfolio and related commercial transactions. He also managed trademark, false advertising, unfair competition and trade dress litigation on a worldwide basis. Jon was on the Bausch & Lomb Global Branding Committee and counseled global, regional and local marketing and commercial personnel and teams for all of Bausch & Lomb’s business units. During his time at Bausch & Lomb, Jon was involved in the due diligence, acquisition, integration and related transactional activities involving trademark portfolios. Jon was responsible for trademark license, franchise, sponsorship and endorsement agreements as well as the trademark provisions of distributor/vendor/advertising agency agreements.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Former Member, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

HONORS & AWARDS

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed, World Trademark Review WTR 1000: 2015, 2016
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School
    • Managing Editor, Buffalo Law Review, 1983-1984
    • Associate Editor, Buffalo Law Review, 1982-1983

PRESENTATIONS

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

EDUCATION

  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D.
  • University of Chicago, B.A.
HSE Law
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Jon O. Webster
Partner
jwebster@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1130
fax: 585.232.2152

Jon Webster is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group where he represents clients on a wide range of matters, particularly involving trademark and copyright asset management.

Jon counsels clients on the full spectrum of brand portfolio management, including trademark strategies to enhance brand positioning and initiatives; the clearance, adoption, registration, protection, enforcement, use, and licensing of brands; and the development, implementation, and enforcement of trademark policies and practices, including global anti-counterfeiting management. He has extensive experience in both US and foreign trademark office practice (including registration, opposition, cancellation and related processes), along with packaging and labeling review of goods and services, advertising, and promotion to ensure regulatory compliance.

Jon presents trademark and brand strategy topics to members of the International Trademark Association, Practical Law Institute and other organizations.

Prior to joining the firm, Jon was Chief Trademark Counsel for Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, where he had worldwide responsibility for all facets of the company’s entire global trademark and copyright portfolio and related commercial transactions. He also managed trademark, false advertising, unfair competition and trade dress litigation on a worldwide basis. Jon was on the Bausch & Lomb Global Branding Committee and counseled global, regional and local marketing and commercial personnel and teams for all of Bausch & Lomb’s business units. During his time at Bausch & Lomb, Jon was involved in the due diligence, acquisition, integration and related transactional activities involving trademark portfolios. Jon was responsible for trademark license, franchise, sponsorship and endorsement agreements as well as the trademark provisions of distributor/vendor/advertising agency agreements.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Former Member, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed, World Trademark Review WTR 1000: 2015, 2016
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School
    • Managing Editor, Buffalo Law Review, 1983-1984
    • Associate Editor, Buffalo Law Review, 1982-1983

Presentations

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D.
  • University of Chicago, B.A.

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