Meg K. Tierney

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Meg K. Tierney

Meg K. Tierney

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Biography

Meghan Tierney is an associate in Norton Rose Fulbright's Chicago office and advises clients on trademark procurement and portfolio management and technology transactions. Meghan focuses her trademark practice on clearance, prosecution, enforcement and overall portfolio management and brand protection. She assists in counselling clients, from large corporations to small business owners, in the selection of trademarks, throughout the registration process, and in enforcement actions against infringement. She has experience with infringement actions in federal court and at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

Meghan also advises clients on compliance with US advertising and marketing regulations, with a particular interest in the FTC rules related to social media influencers. Her experience in this area includes general advice related to consumer-facing advertising materials, claim substantiation, and influencer disclosures. Meghan also has experience working directly with influencers to negotiate product-specific contracts and reviewing proposed content to ensure compliance with FTC regulations.

Additionally, Meghan dedicates time in her practice to technology transactions, where she drafts a variety of agreements including technology licenses, software services agreements, development agreements, and consulting agreements. She works with clients in various industries, including healthcare, consumer products and e-commerce. Meghan also has experience with design patents, copyrights, and domain name disputes.


Professional experience

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  • JD, magna cum laude, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2019
    • Order of the Coif
    • Chicago-Kent Law Review, Executive Notes and Comments Editor, 2018-2019
    • Society of Women in Law, Philanthropy Chair, 2018-2019
  • BS, Loyola University - Chicago, 2009

In law school, Meghan received CALI Awards for legal writing in appellate advocacy and for legal writing in comparative transactional law. Meghan also worked as a legal writing teaching assistant to first year law students.

  • Illinois State Bar
  • Connections for Abused Women and their Children, Associate Board President
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago