Jessica Hannah is an Associate with Finnegan. She focuses on trademark litigation and prosecution, client counseling, and portfolio management related to a broad range of industries, including consumer goods, food and beverage, media, and sports and fitness.
Jessica’s practice includes trademark prosecution, trademark litigation, and false advertising. She assists with counseling clients on the selection, registration, maintenance, portfolio management, and enforcement of trademarks in the United States and abroad. Jessica is involved in cases before the federal trial courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Before law school, Jessica worked as a legal assistant at a law firm and as a senior paralegal at a non-profit organization. Her work focused on litigation, trademark prosecution, and employment law matters.
The MLB baseball team formerly known as the Cleveland Indians has a new name that pays homage to the history of Cleveland. The team last rebranded in 1915, when it left behind its former name, the “Naps” (short for “Napoleons”) in favor of the “Indians.” Now, over a century later, the team has joined other sports franchises in retiring Native American names, mascots, and imagery imbued with negative and racist connotations. With the help of actor and Cleveland Indians fan Tom Hanks, the baseball team announced on July 23, 2021 that it would adopt a new name: the Cleveland Guardians.