Ashley Rovner-Watson

Top rated Intellectual Property attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Amin Talati Wasserman, LLP
Ashley Rovner-Watson
Amin Talati Wasserman, LLP

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property

Licensed in Illinois since: 2017

Education: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2024

Amin Talati Wasserman, LLP

549 W Randolph St
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60661 Phone: 312-784-1071 Email: Ashley Rovner-Watson Visit website


I am an Associate Attorney with Amin Talati Wasserman, LLP working in the trademarks group. My practice focuses on trademark preparation and prosecution, dealing with the full spectrum of trademark clearance, application, registration, and maintenance both domestically and internationally.  I enjoy networking and talking with fellow legal, as well as non-legal, professionals to help myself learn and grow. As an adamant learner, I seek any experience that will help me improve and grow within my profession. 

My practice at Amin Talati Wasserman, LLP focuses on the following: 

• Responsible for filing 80 new trademark applications in 2022 after bringing in domestic and international rollouts of 10+ trademarks from 2019-2021
• Responsible for individually signing five new clients, including handling of onboarding and trademark needs
• Successfully settled multiple international oppositions while collaborating with international agents
• Strategize with agents regarding international trademarks, including personally filing 20+ applications, using Canada’s expedited review system for clients, and handling international clearance, registration, and maintenance
• Assist with several client acquisitions while personally maintaining trademark portfolios and filing both domestic and international trademark assignments to new owners
• Run preliminary and full trademark searches for trademark clearance using TESS, TSDR, and trademark search agencies
• Prepare, file, monitor, and report on federal and international trademark applications for a variety of clients mainly in the food, beverage, and cosmetics industries, including US states which have legalized hemp and CBD-based trademarks
• Respond to Office Actions, file Sections 8 and 15 Declarations of Use and Incontestability, file Sections 8 and 9 Renewals for trademark registrations, and handle various other communications, maintenance, and filings before the USPTO regarding various trademarks
• Run and report on use investigations for use in potential cancellation procedures, cease and desist letters, and other enforcement matters

First Admitted: 2017, Illinois

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Educational Background:
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law: Graduated in 2017 and Named to the Dean's Honor List Every Semester (2014-2017)
  • Miami University of Ohio: Graduated Cum Laude with Honors in 2014, Named to Dean's Honor List Every Semester (2010-2014), Member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, Member of the Miami University Honors Program and the History Honors Program
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer with the Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Associate Attorney, Neal & McDevitt, LLC: Wrote both inquiry and cease and desist letters on clients' behalf's; drafted Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaints dealing with domain name disputes; researched and drafted memorandum, motions, and complaints for a variety of trademark, copyright, and marketing matters, for litigation and transactional purposes; ran TESS and TSDR trademark searches for trademark infringement, clearances, and filings; prepared, filed, and monitored trademark registrations for a variety of clients, 2018
  • Privacy Consultant, Tueoris LLC: Understood the full scope of a corporate privacy and personal data protection schemes including data flows and risk assessment, identified areas of potential privacy vulnerability at all levels and proposed solution plans to prevent, mitigate, and resolve such risks; monitored, researched, analyzed, and provided advice on industry trends, existing, proposed and new laws, and policies regarding their impact to the companies we advised; implemented compliance standards with privacy and personal data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation set forth by the European Union, 2018
  • Assistant Editor fo the Chicago-Kent College of Law Journal of Intellectual Property: Checked citations in journal articles to ensure sources were properly cited and supported in the article before publication; edited improper citations within the footnotes and body of the journal article and turned in the edited article for publication in the Journal; responsible for writing, editing, and posting several blog posts to be published to the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property website, 2017
  • The Free Internet Project Research Assistant: Researched ISP, safe harbor, free speech, privacy, information access, and net neutrality laws for international countries, specifically Hungary of the E.U.; posted findings to the Free Internet Project website to be accessed and compared to other countries around the world; see The Free Internet Project website here:, 2016
  • Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Committee Co-Chair: Worked with fellow co-chairs and other members of the Chicago Bar Association to plan, host, and participate in monthly meetings and events regarding various aspects of intellectual property law., 2018
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member 
  • Chicago Women in Intellectual Property (ChiWIP), Member 
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Co-Recipient of the 2020 David C. Hilliard Award for Outstanding Committee Service - IP from the CBA Young Lawyers Section while serving as a Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Committee., David C. Hilliard Award for Outstanding Committee Service, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section IP Committee, 2019
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Industry Groups:
  • Beauty & Cosmetics
  • CBD
  • Computer Technology Services
  • Data Privacy
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Food & Beverage
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Internet
  • Medical Devices
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Start-ups
  • Supplements

Office location for Ashley Rovner-Watson

549 W Randolph St
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60661


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2024

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