Summary

Jeanne Seewald serves as a member of Hahn Loeser’s Board of Directors and focuses her practice on intellectual property, general business, and mergers and acquisitions.

Of the 105,000 licensed attorneys in Florida, Jeanne is one of only 138 Florida attorneys that are board certified in intellectual property law.

At Hahn Loeser

Jeanne works with clients ranging from startups to established companies. As an intellectual property and business attorney, she provides advice in the areas of trademark and copyright registration, trademark portfolio management, trademark and domain name dispute resolution, trademark and patent licensing, software licensing, e-commerce, technology and Internet-related matters.

Jeanne also represents companies and entrepreneurs in all aspects of general business including mergers and acquisitions, business contracts, business transactions, joint ventures, corporate governance and franchise matters.  She enjoys assisting clients in buying and selling businesses throughout the country and serving as a partner with her clients to achieve their goals and objectives.

In addition, she serves as general counsel to for profit and nonprofit companies and represents closely held family businesses in sales to private equity and strategic acquirers. She regularly assists business clients with drafting and negotiation of contracts relating to all aspects of their business.

Jeanne has been named a Florida Super Lawyer 2007-2017 including being named a Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyer in 2012 and 2013.  She has been named in The Best Lawyers in American 2006-2017.

Community

Jeanne is past chair of the Intellectual Property Law Committee of The Florida Bar and is past chair of The Florida Bar Intellectual Property Law Board Certification Committee, which is tasked with designing and grading the exam for IP board certification. She served as president of the Collier County Bar Association from 2012 to 2013, president of the Collier County Bar Foundation from 2011 to 2012 and president of the Collier County Women’s Bar Association from 2003 to 2005.

In addition, Jeanne has served on the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors since 2005, currently serving as Vice Chair, and serving in the past as chair of the Member Services Committee from 2003 to 2005, as chair of the Membership Advancement Committee from 2005 to 2007, and as vice chair from 2007 to 2010.  She also serves on the editorial boards of Gulfshore Business and eBella magazines.

  • Trademark and copyright prosecution – domestic and international
  • Advising on strategies for trademark and copyright protection
  • Management of trademark and copyright portfolios
  • Trademark clearance searches
  • Domain name and internet matters including domain name dispute resolution and cybersquatting
  • Uniform Dispute Resolutions Policy (UDRP)
  • Trademark, patent and software licensing
  • Representation before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) in opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Internet and technology advise including Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
  • Business transactions including mergers and acquisitions
  • Business formation, organization, operations and planning
  • Contract review and drafting

Credentials

Education

University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1992

 

Santa Clara University School of Law, Tokyo, Japan, 1990

 

University of Central Arkansas, MBA, 1984

 

Hendrix College, B.A., Business and Economics, 1980

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association: member, Intellectual Property Law Section

 

The Florida Bar Association: chair, Intellectual Property Board Certification Committee, 2013-2015; Vice Chair, 2011-13; Member 2010-16; Executive Council, Business Law Section, 2003-11; chair, Intellectual Property Law Committee, 2005-07; member, Outreach Committee, 2005-07; Retreat Committee, 2007-17

 

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE): Grade Review Panel, Intellectual Property Law Certification

 

Florida Association for Women Lawyers: board of directors, 2003-05

 

Collier County Bar Association: president, 2012-13; president-elect, 2011-12; treasurer, 2010-11; Secretary, 2009-2010; board of directors, 2005-14

 

Collier County Bar Foundation Inc.: president, 2011-12; board of directors, 2009-12

 

Collier County Women’s Bar Association: president, 2003-05; board of directors, 2000-08

 

Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association: member

 

Arkansas Bar Association: member

 

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants: member

 

Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants: member

 

Certified Public Accountant - Arkansas (certificate only)

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Florida Bar, 1999; Arkansas Bar, 1992

 

Licensed to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America, Intellectual Property, Trademark Law, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Copyright Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2006-17

 

Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-16

 

Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers, 2012 & 2013

 

“Florida’s Legal Elite,” Florida Trend magazine, 2010-11

 

“The Influentials: 29 of Southwest Florida’s Most Powerful Women,” Gulfshore Business, April 2012

 

“Legal Eagles – 14 Go-To Lawyers You Want In Your Corner,” Gulfshore Business, February 2010.

 

"Lawyer of the Year,” Collier County Women’s Bar Association, 2006

 

"Chairman's Award," Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2017

 

Outstanding Volunteer Award, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2005 & 2006

 

AV® Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell (its highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics).