Jennifer Golinveaux is a litigation partner in Winston & Strawn’s San Francisco office who concentrates her practice on complex civil litigation, primarily in the area of intellectual property. She focuses on copyright, patent, trademark, and Internet litigation and counseling.
Ms. Golinveaux also has more than a decade of experience managing trademark portfolios of all sizes. She has litigated a number of matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and handled a number of Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings. Ms. Golinveaux was named as among the world’s leading trademark practitioners for both trademark litigation and prosecution by the World Trademark Review in 2011 and 2012.
Significant representations include the following:
- Represented Veoh Networks in UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Veoh Networks, Inc., 620 F. Supp. 2d 1081 (C.D. Cal. 2008) and 665 F. Supp. 2d 1099 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 11, 2009) (denying plaintiff's motion for summary judgment and granting summary judgment for Veoh regarding its entitlement to safe harbor from plaintiff’s claims of direct and indirect copyright infringement under Section 512(c) of the DMCA). Both decisions affirmed on appeal, UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Veoh Networks, Inc., 667 F.3d 1022 (9th Cir. 2011).
- Represented a prominent electronic components manufacturer in successfully obtaining a TRO and preliminary injunction in patent litigation over screen protectors.
- Represented Bare Escentuals Beauty, Inc. in a number of trademark and false advertising litigations in the Northern District of California.
- Represented Google in Perfect 10, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., 508 F.3d 1146 (9th Cir. 2007) (holding that Google’s use of framing and hyperlinking was a fair use).
- Represented Veoh Networks in Io Group, Inc. v. Veoh Networks, Inc., 586 F.Supp.2d 1132 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 27, 2008) (granting summary judgment for Veoh regarding its entitlement to safe harbor from plaintiff’s claims of direct and indirect copyright infringement under Section 512(c) of the DMCA).
- Represented a well-known individual as plaintiff in case involving claims of trademark infringement, right of publicity, and cybersquatting, and resulting in recovery of key domain names.
- Represented a technology company in in rem action under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, resulting in recovery of key domain names.
- Represented Clearplay Inc. in litigation involving cutting edge copyright and trademark claims challenging Clearplay’s distribution of DVD player control software.
- Represented eBay, Inc. in copyright and trademark infringement and DMCA litigations in the Northern District and Central District of California.
- Represented prevailing plaintiff in Garden of Life, Inc. v. Letzer, 318 F. Supp. 2d 946 (C.D. Cal. 2004) (granting injunctive relief in connection with the Defendants’ cybersquatting and trademark infringement).
She is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Golinveaux is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., the Cyberspace Law Committee of the California State Bar’s Business Law Section, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Ms. Golinveaux received a B.A. in English with Honors from Barnard College at Columbia University in 1995 and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1999, where she was articles editor for the University of San Francisco School of Law Review.
Speeches and Publications
Ms. Golinveaux is a frequent speaker on intellectual property issues. Ms. Golinveaux’s recent speaking engagements include speaking on a panel titled “TV or Not TV: Legal Challenges for Internet Video Services” for Gotham Media Ventures’s Copyright and Technology NYC 2012 Conference on December 5, 2012; a presentation titled “Trademark and Copyright Issues on Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” to the ACC in their September program held September 11, 2012; a presentation titled “Brand Enforcement on the Internet for 2012,” to the LGBT Bar Association's 2012 Lavender Law Conference on August 23, 2012; a presentation titled “State of the Law on THE DMCA Safe Harbor” to the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California on July 12, 2011; speaking on a panel titled "ISP Liability: Viacom v. YouTube and Beyond," at the USC Gould School of Law 2011 Intellectual Property Institute on March 22, 2011; speaking in a live webcast entitled “’Technotainment’ for Attorneys Explored LIVE Webcast” hosted by The Knowledge Group, LLC on March 9, 2011; speaking on a panel titled “Ripped...Are Mash-Ups Fair Use...and What Does That Mean for the Future of the Music Industry and Artists’ Earnings?” at the 18th Annual Cutting Edge Music Business Conference on Aug. 27, 2010; speaking on a panel titled “Clash of the Titans: Viacom v. YouTube – Will Copyright Law Undo Google’s Internet Juggernaut?” at the ABA’s annual meeting on Aug. 6, 2010; speaking on a panel titled “Who Owns Data on the Web? User Ownership of Data, Portability of Data, Interoperability” at the 7th Annual Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Conference on June 25, 2010; co-presenting a Strafford Publications teleconference seminar titled “Policing and Protecting Copyrights on the Internet: Evolving Approaches,” May 12, 2010, on the topic of secondary liability and DMCA Safe Harbor; serving as moderator of “Whose Burden is it Anyway? Does the DMCA ‘Safe Harbor’ Work as Originally Intended” at the 23rd Annual Media and the Law Seminar, April 2010; as moderator of “Internet Piracy” at the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. Mid-Winter Meeting, February 2009; “Intellectual Property Issue-Spotting for Business Lawyers,” Bar Association of San Francisco, January 2009; a Winston & Strawn program titled “Navigating Legal Issues in the Electronic Age” held at six southern California locations on Feb. 20, 2008 and co-sponsored by the Association of Corporate Council’s Southern California Chapter; and a live teleconference, “Policing and Protecting Copyrights on the Internet,” presented by Strafford Publications on Dec. 18, 2007.
Ms. Golinveaux is the author of a widely cited article, “Is Cybersquatting Trademark Dilution?” University of San Francisco Law Review, 1999.