Category Archives: Women in IP

Ohio State Trademark

JONES DAY TALKS®: Buckeyes Win: Ohio State Secures Trademark for “THE”

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded The Ohio State University a trademark for the word “THE,” for use in connection with apparel sold in “channels customary to the field of sports and collegiate athletics”.

Jones Day partner Meredith Wilkes explains, how the University was able to obtain a registration, and the important lessons the action holds for companies and institutions seeking brand protection.

Meredith also talks about Jones Day’s Women in IP initiative and the group’s plans for the second half of 2022.

Read the full transcript on the Jones Day website.

JONES DAY TALKS®: Women in IP: 2021 in Review

JONES DAY TALKS®- Women in IP: 2021 in Review

Jones Day partners Meredith Wilkes, Patricia Campbell, and Sarah Geers discuss the implementation of the Trademark Modernization Act, the recent decision in Thaler v Hirshfeld – a case involving protections for works created by artificial intelligence, opportunities for monetizing COVID 19-related patents, and other significant legal developments in the IP space during the last year.

For information on the Firm’s Women in IP Initiative and their coming events, email

Read the full transcript on the Jones Day website.