An experienced trademark lawyer, copyright practitioner and first-chair litigator, Deborah Wilcox is a go-to intellectual property attorney. Deborah assists her clients in selecting, registering, monetizing, and enforcing trademarks, domain names, and copyrights. She is a strategic advisor 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 and has 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 100 since 2014, where she has been described as "incredibly active in the trademark, domain name and internet spaces," and "an exceptional lawyer with a strong and loyal client following,” (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 co-leader of the firm's trademark team.