Jackie Stelling has over twenty years of experience specializing in trademarks, copyright and advertising law, and for over a decade has worked in-house at leading global consumer products companies in the over the counter pharmaceutical, food and beauty industries. As an in-house IP lawyer, Jackie acted as lead trademark counsel for iconic brands such as GERBER and COVERGIRL and has managed licensed brands in the beauty industry including ADIDAS, NAUTILUS, DAVID BECKHAM, KATY PERRY and VERA WANG.
Jackie has also had the good fortune of working with entrepreneurs at various stages of their business lifecycles.
Jackie started JMS Legal LLC because she recognized that, in today’s corporate environment, large companies are facing greater demands with leaner staffing models, often needing to rely on outsourcing to support both their daily and project-based legal needs. She also enjoys the entrepreneurial spirit of start-ups and smaller companies and wanted to offer cost-effective support for businesses that do not have a significant legal budget or the need for a full time in-house lawyer.
“I enjoyed working with Jackie on the Powerbar brand at Nestlé. She always tried to look at things from the business point of view. Jackie worked closely with our marketing team to navigate some unfavorable terms in a licensing deal to help the business minimize financial losses. Her door was always open and she was willing to brainstorm ideas to try to make our brand strategy more secure.”