An experienced trademark lawyer, copyright practitioner and first-chair litigator, Deborah Wilcox is a go-to intellectual property (IP) attorney. Deborah assists her clients in selecting, registering, monetizing and enforcing trademarks, domain names and copyrights. She is a strategic adviser to clients, structuring IP deals and adapting her legal advice to evolving technologies such as mobile apps and social media sites. She works with clients to understand their risk tolerance and develop practical strategies and best practices suited to their goals. Often, this involves filing civil lawsuits or pursuing criminal prosecution, especially when enforcing her clients' zero-tolerance policies against counterfeiters. Deborah applies her depth of knowledge to assist clients around the globe with their international intellectual property needs.
Highly regarded in her field, Deborah is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Intellectual Property where she has been described as “well respected for her work in the copyright and trademark spaces. She also has expertise advising clients on evolving technologies including social media" (Chambers USA 2016) and is “an excellent attorney—very knowledgeable and very easy to work with” (Chambers USA 2015). She has also been named an "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, as well as in "IP Stars – Top 250 Women in IP." Deborah has been named in World Trademark Review's WTR 1000 since 2014, where she has been described as "...someone I can wholeheartedly refer clients to in a conflict" (WTR 1000 2016). She is the coordinator for the Intellectual Property, Technology and Media team in the firm's Cleveland office as well as the leader of the firm's Trademark team.