Jocelyn C. Smith


Jocelyn counsels clients on intellectual property matters, including trademark, copyright, and unfair competition issues. She handles trademark clearance, prosecution, portfolio maintenance, and enforcement for brand owners in multiple industries. She also assists with intellectual property and other complex litigation including the resolution of trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and other intellectual property disputes.

Education & Admissions


  • The Ohio State University

    (B.A., 2015)

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law

    (J.D., 2020)

    Senior Reviewing Editor, The Canada-United States Law Journal


  • State of Ohio



  • Advises clients on protection and enforcement of trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property rights.
  • Performs trademark and copyright clearance and registration, investigates use of trademarks, and facilitates foreign filings.
  • Conducts research, collects evidence, and drafts responses and filings for trademark prosecution matters including Post Registration Proof of Use Audits, trademark applications, and substantive responses to office actions.
  • Drafts letters of protest, cease and desist letters, and co-existence agreements between businesses.
  • Performs knockout searches for trademarks and polices the USPTO Gazette for similar trademarks.
  • Composes research summaries and memoranda on a variety of intellectual property issues, including copyright and trademark law, international copyright law, brand acquisition, domestic and international maintenance and enforcement, data protection, and domain names.
  • Prepares various litigation filings, including dispositive motions, memoranda in support, and other documents in complex IP litigation matters.
  • Assists with the review and summary of discovery documents, and prepares and responds to discovery requests, including requests for production of documents, requests for admissions, and interrogatories.



  • Intellectual Property Owners Association


  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2023)