Jan Jensen


Jan Jensen

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Phone: 310.272.5500

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

  • University of Southern California School of Law, J.D., 1987

    Articles Editor, Law Review
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  • University of California, Los Angeles, M.A., English
  • Lincoln Christian University, B.A., summa cum laude


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Jan Jensen, a respected intellectual property and complex business trial litigator, is sought by sophisticated clients for difficult high-profile cases.

  • Recognized for trial experience and convincing courtroom demeanor in high-stakes cases
  • Known as an outstanding legal and business strategist and for being at top of field
  • Selected repeatedly by well-known global clients for their most challenging cases
  • Highly regarded for her expertise in key areas of intellectual property, technology, and the media and entertainment industry

Ms. Jensen is sought after for high-stakes litigation in a range of industries and has consistently delivered exceptional outcomes.  Her clients have included Fortune 500 companies, major studios, and prominent entertainers and public figures.

As an authority in intellectual property, she specializes in trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, licensing, rights of publicity and privacy, and unfair competition cases.  She possesses extensive experience and know-how trying complex international and domestic intellectual property and commercial cases, including multi-jurisdictional class actions and business disputes, for some of the world’s best-known global corporations and brands in a wide range of industries and technologies, including worldwide consumer products, electronics, communications services, Internet services, publishing, media, entertainment, gaming, healthcare, medical technology, energy, and hotel and hospitality services. She has managed litigation for global consumer brands and developed and executed worldwide intellectual property protection, enforcement, and licensing programs.  She also regularly counsels clients on intellectual property matters, enforcement, compliance, business transactions, licensing, new media, advertising, branding, and strategic alliances. 

In addition, Ms. Jensen has significant experience in media, entertainment, and related businesses worldwide.  She has successfully represented numerous industry clients in both their disputes and transactional matters, including major motion picture studios, motion picture and television production companies, network and cable television programming producers and distributors, legitimate theater companies, major and independent record labels, publishers, celebrity estates and prominent individuals, including musicians, writers, producers, and senior executives.

Ms. Jensen is a recognized international leader in areas of intellectual property, entertainment, media, and litigation. The International Trademark Association ("INTA") appointed Ms. Jensen and she currently serves on the Enforcement Committee and as Chair of a Task Force on Precedential Decisions, and INTA formerly appointed her to the Famous & Well-Known Marks Committee. The American Bar Association, Intellectual Property ("IPL") Section Chair appointed Ms. Jensen to the leadership Nominating Committee, and she currently serves as Chair of the Copyright Litigation Committee and formerly served as both Chair of the Visual Arts, Dramatic Works and Motion Pictures Committee and Chair of the Copyright Legislation Committee of the ABA IPL Section.  She frequently writes and is an accomplished speaker on topics of intellectual property, new media, and entertainment.  In addition, she served a number of years on the Board of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.

Prior to forming Jensen Law Firm, Ms. Jensen practiced at major international law firms, including the Intellectual Property and Litigation Departments of the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins LLP.

Notable Representations:

  • Won summary judgment and subsequent appeal on behalf of defendant, the second largest corporation in its industry, in case alleging fraud and conversion;
  • Secured full recovery in settlement on behalf of plaintiff, a prominent executive, in breach of contract and fraud matter;
  • Won summary adjudication in trademark action against global Fortune 1000 company;
  • Enforced intellectual property rights against unauthorized Internet use in trademark infringement action and obtained favorable settlement;
  • Won $120 million judgment and permanent injunction, as lead trial counsel in international trademark infringement case for Fortune 500 global electronics company;
  • Obtained over $4 million in four precedent-setting final judgments, as lead trial counsel in trademark infringement litigation;
  • Won $93 million final judgment of patent infringement for international technology company as part of litigation team;
  • Won $45 million final judgment of patent infringement for global consumer products company, including treble damages, attorneys’ fees and interest, as part of litigation team;
  • Won money judgments, injunctions, and enforcement orders for worldwide corporate clients in cases involving trademarks, copyrights, patents, unfair competition, and business disputes;
  • Obtained extraordinary relief in trademark and patent litigations, including contempt sanctions exceeding $6 million; incarceration of defendant for contempt; orders to freeze and impound assets; seizures at U.S. Customs and at defendants’ businesses and homes; and orders for repatriation of millions of dollars transferred overseas;
  • Recovered and enforced exclusive rights relating to copyrights concerning signature properties of global companies, media entities, and individuals, including well-known international consumer products companies and N.Y. Times best-selling authors;
  • Enforced intellectual property rights, including against unauthorized Internet use, and advised and handled disputes regarding complex business matters, rights of privacy and publicity, First Amendment, new media, advertising, and endorsements, including:
    • numerous disputes for major studio in high-profile matters;
    • litigations involving celebrities, celebrity estates, international publishers and writers;
    • matters involving global technology and consumer products companies;
    • litigation involving record labels and music production companies;
  • Obtained exceptional outcomes in high-stakes trials, class actions, and securities litigation, including landmark claims-made settlement of $86 million securities class action against the largest U.S. long-term healthcare provider and favorable outcome in multi-district class action for global consumer products company;
  • Obtained trial victory on all claims in business litigation for largest independent oil company in California;
  • Successfully represented Japan-based client, an automotive parts manufacturer and supplier, in U.S. trial;
  • Obtained take-nothing dismissal for well-known global entertainment company in action by prominent individual;
  • Obtained judgment for California schools in dispute involving broadcast of a current events news program; and
  • Won numerous emergency motions, writs, and appeals before district courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Memberships & Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section (Current Chair of Copyright Litigation Committee; Former Member of Nominating Committee; Chair of Copyright Visual Arts, Dramatic Works, and Motion Pictures Committee; Chair of Copyright Legislation Committee; Former Contributing Author ABA IPL’s Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Developments)
  • Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association (Entertainment and Intellectual Property, Internet, and New Media Sections)
  • International Trademark Association (Current Chair of Task Force on Precedential Decisions, Enforcement Committee; Former Member of the Famous & Well-Known Marks Committee)
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
  • State Bar of California (Antitrust & Unfair Competition, Intellectual Property, and Litigation Sections)
  • Studio Task Force (Former Leadership Panel)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (Former Board of Governors and Chair of Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee; Former Co-Chair of Business Development Committee)
  • Women of Influence in Media

Bar Admissions:

New York
Washington, D.C.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California


  • Author, “Courts Must Apply eBay Test When Issuing Preliminary Injunctions for Alleged Copyright Infringement,” Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law, published 2011.
  • Author, “District Court May Consider the Question of Noninfringement in a Copyright Action on a Rule 12(b)(6),” Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law, published 2011.
  • Author, “17 U.S.C. § 204(a) Requires Written Agreement to Effect a Transfer of Ownership,” Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law, published 2011.
  • Author, “Visual Artists Rights Act Applies to Unfinished Works of Art,” Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law, published 2011.
  • Author, “Derivative Works Are Not Subject to a Higher Standard of Originality; Derivative-Work Authors Can Copyright Their Works without Permission from Owners of Underlying Works,” Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law, published 2011.
  • Co-Author, “Proper Calculation of Reasonable Royalty Rates,” LawUpdates.com, June 1, 2010. 
  • Co-Author, “‘Substantial Similarity’ Not Required to Prove Dilution by Blurring,” LawUpdates.com, Jan. 2010.
  • Co-Author, “Webcasting Service Is Not ‘Interactive’ under U.S.C. 114,” LawUpdates.com, Dec. 2009.

Seminars and Speaking:


  • Commentator, "The Impact of New Media on High-Profile Cases, a Documentary," TV Guide Network, May 13, 2011.
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