Jomarie B Fredericks

Deputy General Counsel at Rotary International
Ranked in Internet/online, Media, Not-for-profit
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Jomarie B Fredericks's Profile

Jomarie B Fredericks is deputy general counsel and chief IP and brand counsel at Rotary International, the worldwide not-for-profit association of 35,000 Rotary clubs and the Rotary Foundation, headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, USA. Ms Fredericks’ practice includes trademark, international trademark, copyright, licensing, libel, privacy and general corporate law. Her team is responsible for protecting, policing and licensing Rotary’s intellectual property globally, and was the winner of the 2022 and 2018 WTR Industry Awards Not-for-Profit Organisation Team of the Year and made the shortlist of Top 5 Teams in 2020, 2019 and 2017.

Ms Fredericks was previously in private practice with law firms in Chicago, practising in commercial and First Amendment litigation, with an emphasis on libel defence and media law, trademark and copyright, including the daily pre-publication review of several national tabloid publications. Before practising law, Ms Fredericks worked in the broadcast arena, both on and off-air, including as a producer with WGN Radio in Chicago.

Ms Fredericks is the 2022 president-elect of the INTA board of directors, chair of INTA’s planning committee, a member of INTA’s executive committee and a past chair of INTA’s finance and in-house practitioners’ committees. Ms Fredericks is serving a three-year appointment to the USPTO’s Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC). She is a member of the Centre for IP Law Advisory Board of University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Law School and a board member of the IP Law Association of Chicago Educational Foundation.

Ms Fredericks received her bachelor’s degree in speech communications and her master’s in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received the John Fischetti Memorial Journalism Scholarship and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Award. She received her JD from Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was a recipient of the Joseph M Bailey Scholarship and a member of the Bar and Gavel Honourary Society, and an LLM in IP law from the Centre for IP Law at UIC Law School.

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