Overview

Joelle represents clients in all aspects of securing and defending intellectual property rights:  She assists clients in prosecuting and enforcing their trademarks domestically and internationally.  She also has extensive experience in intellectual property litigations in federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as domain name disputes brought by UDRP.  Additionally, Joelle has significant experience in litigating cases in New York State Courts and has represented clients and served as local counsel in general commercial cases in these venues.  She represents clients in a wide range of industries, including those in the music, food, financial services, consumer products, and professional sports industries.

“I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and baking.”

Honors & Recognitions

“‘Joelle [Milov] delivers consistently outstanding work in the complex areas of trademark prosecution and dispute resolution. Joelle’s diligence, expertise and precision have been instrumental in safeguarding clients’ intellectual property rights, and her unwavering commitment to excellence has been truly inspiring.” 2024 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

WTR 1000 World Leading Trademark Professionals, Individuals: Enforcement and Litigation (2024)

Named in The Legal 500 - Intellectual Property - Trademarks: Litigation; Trademarks: Non-Contentious; and Copyright (2023) 

New York "Super Lawyers" Intellectual Property Law (2023)

New York “Super Lawyers,” Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation (2022)

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Intellectual Property Law): 2021-2022

IP Stars (“Rising Star” - Managing IP 2021 to present)

Community & Professional Activities

New York City Bar Association

(Art Law Committee Member (2014-2017), Affiliate (2017-2018)); (Trademark & Unfair Competition Committee Member (2017-2020))

The Copyright Society of the USA

Federal Bar Council

Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court (2017-present)

Experience

Experience

Joelle has represented clients in state and federal courts, as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Clients for whom she has worked on trademark litigations include S&P Global, Barclays, Major League Baseball, Universal Music Group, Tristar Pictures, and Heat Make Sense (now Amika LLC)

Prior Employment

Proskauer Rose LLP, Associate (2012-2015)
New York Supreme Court, Hon. Saliann Scarpulla, Assistant Law Clerk (2015-2016)

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Social Media

Cases

Cases

Trademark
  • S&P Global Inc. v. S&P Data LLC, 619 F. Supp. 3d 445 (D. Del. 2022) (obtained permanent injunction after trial against defendants’ use of S&P DATA mark for contact center services; court held that defendants’ use of S&P DATA amounted to trademark infringement and false designation of origin under the Lanham Act and trademark dilution under Delaware law based on plaintiffs’ ownership of a family of S&P marks, including the S&P 500)

  • TriStar Pictures, Inc. v. St. Fort, Opp. No. 91239957 (T.T.A.B. 2021) (on trial brief) (obtained judgment after trial that applicant’s JU’MAÑJI for clothing was likely to be confused with motion picture studio’s JUMANJI)
  • Barclays PLC v. Sklarov et al, 20-cv-8437 (S.D.N.Y.) (represented financial services companies in infringement suit concerning use of marks comprising or containing LEHMAN BROTHERS and/or SHEARSON LEHMAN)
  • Chicago Cubs Baseball Club, LLC v. CUBSESSED, Opp. No. 91239415 (T.T.A.B. 2020) (obtained judgment after trial that applicant’s CUBSESSED and IAMCUBSESSED marks were likely to be confused with baseball club’s marks)
  • Heat Makes Sense, Inc. v. Amy-Mary LLC, Canc. No. 92071384 (T.T.A.B.) (represented creator of hair care products in dispute over registration of P/Y/T BEAUTY for cosmetics on the basis of client’s PYT trademark)
  • Chicago Cubs Baseball Club, LLC v. Huber, Op. No. 91232736 (T.T.A.B. 2019) (obtained judgment after trial that applicant’s CUBNOXIOUS mark was likely to be confused with baseball club’s marks).
  • Miller v. Participatory Safety, 19-cv-6994 (S.D.N.Y.) (represented promoters of SANTACON events in dispute over SANTACON mark)
  • Weight Watchers International, Inc. v. Golo, LLC, 18-cv-8928 (S.D.N.Y.) and Opp. Nos. 92065762, 92065771 (T.T.A.B.) (represented wellness and weight management services provider in dispute over defendant’s use and attempted registration of FIT POINTS, as well as attempted registration of GOLO FIT POINTS)
Copyright
  • Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania v. BMG management (US) LLC, 20-cv-10844 (S.D.N.Y.) (represented rights holder in copyright suit alleging infringement of musical composition)
  • PK Music Performance, Inc. v. Timberlake, 16-cv-1215 (S.D.N.Y.) (represented music publisher in case claiming infringement of musical composition)
Patent
  • Wine Enthusiast, Inc. v. Vinotemp Int’l Corp., 17-cv-6782 (S.D.N.Y.) (represented wine refrigerator manufacturer in defending against claims of utility and design patent and trade dress infringement)
Other
  • Lawson v. Warner Music Group, Index No. 511050/2019 (Sup Ct, Kings County 2020) (represented music labels in defense of state law claims; successfully moved to dismiss all claims against clients)
  • Warner Music Inc. v. ROK Mobile Inc., Index No. 651155/2018; Sony Music Entm’t v. ROK Mobile Inc., Index No. 652138/2018; Orchard Enters. NY v. ROK Mobile Inc., Index No. 652139/2018 (Sup Ct, NY County) (represented music labels in breach of contract suits against mobile service provider)

Education

Harvard Law School (J.D. 2012, Harvard Journal of Law and Gender)

Princeton University (A.B. 2009, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Court of International Trade
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
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