Jessica Sganga focuses on domestic and international trademark, unfair competition, copyright, data privacy, advertising, and internet law.
Her practice includes domestic and foreign trademark selection and clearance, trademark procurement and prosecution, inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, intellectual property licensing, domain name disputes, counterfeit goods and customs, rights of publicity, and trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, and copyright litigation. She also advises clients on an array of electronic commerce matters, including data privacy and data security compliance and procedure, data breach response, online privacy, mobile privacy, advertising and promotions, and social media. Jessica is a certified data privacy specialist by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Jessica has been a Guest Lecturer at Chapman School of Law (Music and Entertainment Law). She was also the 2016 Chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Entertainment, Sports, and Marketing Section. Jessica is also a member of the International Trademark Association’s Law Firm Committee and 2018 Annual Meeting Project Team, a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Steering Committee, and serves on the firm’s Education Committee and Summer Associate Activities Committee. Jessica also worked as virtual in-house counsel for Monster Energy in 2017.
Jessica received her law degree with honors from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was an editor for the Dispute Resolution Law Journal. She received her bachelors degree in mathematics with honors from Colgate University.
She worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2012 and joined the firm in 2013.
Extern for the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew, United States District Court Senior Judge, Central District of California, 2011.
A New Direction? Data Privacy and the FTC, Intellectual Property Magazine (March 2, 2017)
Grey market Abbott goods deemed infringing, World Trademark Review (January 5, 2017)
Alert: California and the EU’s Changing Privacy Laws (December 8, 2015)
GoDaddy victorious in dispute over OSCARS and ACADEMY AWARDS marks, World Trademark Review (September 29, 2015)
Tacking isn't tacky - narrow doctrine saves defendant, World Trademark Review (January 17, 2014)
Trademark Owner’s Strategy: Litigation Versus the UDRP?, 12 Pepp. Disp. Resol. L.J. 159 (2013)
Data Privacy Blog
- The State Of Health Data For Vulnerable Populations, Why Cybercriminals Target Children, The Elderly, and the Dead
- Data Breach: No Injury-in-Fact, Case Dismissed
Fashion & Beauty Blog
Trademark Law’s Millennial Leaders: Forging a New Path in Unprecedented Times, International Trademark Association (September 16, 2020)
Speeches & Seminars
The “Hoppy” Taste of Victory: Effective Online Brand Enforcement, ACC DoubleHeader (November 2020)
Guest Speaker, Privacy Law - The Hottest Field You Haven't Heard Of, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law (October 28, 2020)
Guest Speaker, Q&A Session - Intellectual Property Law Careers, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law Intellectual Property Student Association (September 1, 2020)
A Practical Guide to Online Brand Enforcement, Knobbe Practice Series Webinar (2020)
Women in IP Law Panel, Pepperdine School of Law (2019)
Ready, Set, Go! A Practical Approach to CCPA Compliance, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) (2019)
How To Not Strike Out With The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Knobbe Martens Webinar (June 2019)
How To Be A Super Star Associate, International Trademark Association Annual (INTA) Meeting (May 2019)
How Not to Strike Out with the CCPA, Private Event (March 2019)
Trademarks Meet Marketing Meet Advertising and Find Data Privacy Lurking Behind the Door, Trademark Administrators and Practitioners (TMAP) Meeting (September 13, 2018)
Practical Considerations in Improving Your Trademark Litigation Practice Webcast (INTA), Moderator (September 27, 2017)
Trademarks, Data Protection, and the FTC - OH MY, International Trademark Association Annual (INTA) Meeting (2017)
Guest Lecturer, Chapman School of Law (Music and Entertainment Law) (April 2015)