Savannah Merceus

Associate

Philadelphia
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Overview

Savannah Merceus concentrates her practice on intellectual property law with a focus on trademark and copyright matters. She has experience in trademark enforcement matters, including drafting cease and desist letters, conducting trademark clearance searches, and managing domain name disputes. Savannah's musical background and experience in the entertainment industry provides her with a unique perspective that she uses to guide clients in creative intellectual property management.

As a law student, Savannah competed as a moot court member, winning awards for best oral argument and best brief. Upon graduation, Savannah received the Cozen O’Connor Award for exceptional performance by a moot court participant.

Select Experience

  • Assists leading insurance provider with day-to-day trademark enforcement, including preparing cease and desist letters and takedown notices.
  • Assists multinational healthcare services company in domain name management, including preparing Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaints.
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Experience

  • Assists leading insurance provider with day-to-day trademark enforcement, including preparing cease and desist letters and takedown notices.
  • Assists multinational healthcare services company in domain name management, including preparing Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaints.
  • Assists major options trading exchange in managing global trademark portfolio, including conducting clearance searches, preparing trademark applications, and preparing trademark assignments.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA)
  • ChIPs Philadelphia Chapter
  • Copyright Society

Prior Positions

  • Exelon Corporation: Legal Intern
  • BMG
    • Coordinator - Film, TV, & Licensing Administration
    • Intern - Mechanical Licensing

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, 2019; Order of the Barristers; Student Bar Association Representative; Moot Court Team; Cozen O'Connor Award for Exemplary Moot Court Performance
  • B.M., Music Business/Management, Berklee College of Music, 2015

Blog

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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
[Insert Yell Here]: Rapper Pitbull Receives Trademark Registration for "EEEEEEEYOOOOOO!" Sound Mark
By Savannah Merceus
May 7, 2020
Platinum-selling music artist Pitbull has received two trademark registrations for a signature yell used in his music. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued two sound mark registrations, U.S. Reg. Nos. 5877076 and...
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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Breaking Down the Briefing in Google v. Oracle: Respondent's Brief
By Savannah Merceus, Theresa M. Weisenberger
March 25, 2020
A decadelong dispute between Google and Oracle regarding Google’s alleged infringement of Oracle’s copyright in its application programming interface (API) will culminate in a Supreme Court decision that will have lasting effects on the...
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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
A Punctuation Mark: Off-White Files Trademark Application for "PRODUCT BAG"
By Savannah Merceus
October 21, 2019
Last summer, streetwear brand Off-White filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to register the mark “PRODUCT BAG.” With other Off-White goods bearing logos such as “MAKE UP,” “GOODS,” and...
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