Jennifer Kovalcik - Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Jennifer Kovalcik

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2017
Phone: 615-782-2200

Jennifer Kovalcik is a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Service Group in the firm's Nashville and Louisville offices. Her practice concentrates on designing and implementing intellectual property (IP) protection plans, enforcing intellectual property assets, and drafting and negotiating software licenses and a variety of technology agreements focused on software development and data security.

Jennifer prosecutes trademark and copyright registration applications and handles domain name and Internet content disputes, as well as negotiates and drafts contracts that implicate intellectual property or technology rights, including software licenses and subscription agreements, software as a service (SAAS) agreements, technology development agreements for the creation or modification of software, website, or mobile application development agreements, agreements affecting data use, hosting, storage, privacy and cyber security, website terms of use and privacy policies, hosting agreements, information technology (IT) and computer matters, as well as transfer and assignment documents. Enforcement actions also include trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, interacting with U.S. Customs & Border Protection to protect trademarks through recordations and seizure orders, and a variety of litigation in both federal and state courts.

In 2015, Jennifer was named a Women of Influence in the category of Inspiration/Mentoring by Nashville Business Journal.

More Than Stites & Harbison

Jennifer is an avid supporter of the arts. She is a Board member and Soprano with the Concert Chorale of Nashville.  She also serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Mary Villa Child Development Center, volunteers at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University and is a volunteer lawyer for the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program. She currently serves as Chair of the AIPLA Trademark Law Committee and is the outgoing Program Chair of the Trademark Boot Camp 2-day educational seminar. She is a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation and a former Chair of both the Nashville Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee and the Louisville Bar Association Intellectual Property Section.

University of LouisvilleBA 1999University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of LawJ.D. 2002
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)American Bar AssociationKentucky Bar AssociationTennessee Bar AssociationNashville Bar AssociationNashville Bar FoundationLawyers' Association for Women - NashvilleTennessee Intellectual Property Law AssociationWomen in Technology of Tennessee (WITT)

Case History

Trademark Infringement — Served as lead counsel in counterfeiting and trademark infringement case for plaintiff resulting in settlement and entry of permanent injunction 
Copyright Infringement — Second-chaired trial team resulting in defense verdict in copyright infringement case 
Corporate Acquisition — Negotiated software license and other intellectual property provisions associated with multi-million dollar corporate acquisition 
Trademark Registrations — Managed multi-national trademark registration portfolios
Technology Agreements — Counseled clients on a variety of technology agreements and software licenses 
Domain Names — Obtained domain name transfers
Trademark Licensing — Enforced national trademark licensing programs

Office Location

401 Commerce Street, Suite 800
Nashville, TN 37219
United States

Practice Areas

Copyright Law