Jane E. Hinkson

Practice Area: Intellectual Property

Jane Hinkson is an intellectual property associate in the New York office of Meister Seelig & Fein. Ms. Hinkson advises clients on intellectual property matters, including trademark clearance, prosecution, enforcement, licensing, portfolio management and IP-related transactions in the United States and internationally. She focuses her practice on client counseling, risk assessment and brand protection, and also handles copyright, internet and domain name matters.  Ms. Hinkson works with established businesses and startups in a wide range of industries including software and technology, telecommunications, financial and tax consulting services, fashion and apparel, consumer products, hospitality, and education.

Ms. Hinkson has spoken on various trademark law matters for the American Intellectual Property Law Association in Washington DC, Fort Lauderdale FL and in Tokyo, Japan, through her membership with the organization’s Japan Committee.


Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.
Baruch College, B.B.A., Finance and Investments



New York

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, Jane was an associate in the IP group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s New York office where she focused on domestic and international trademark and IP-related transactions.


American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)

Speaking Engagements

“U.S. Trademark Registration Maintenance: What is Excusable Non-Use of a Mark?,” Japan Trademark Association, Tokyo, Japan, April 26, 2017
“Recent Trademark Decisions,” AIPLA 2017 Mid-Winter Institute, IP Practice in Japan Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 31, 2017
“The Question of Parent or Subsidiary as the Named Owner of a U.S. Trademark Registration,” AIPLA 2016 Annual Meeting, IP Practice in Japan Meeting, Washington, DC, October 25, 2016
“Federal Cases Since B&B Hardware,” Japan Trademark Association, Tokyo, Japan, April 20, 2016
“Recent Trademark Cases,” Japan Patent Office (Trademark Division), Tokyo, Japan, April 18, 2016