Jay Burgett

Global Trademark Counsel at Mars Wrigley

Jay Burgett is global trademark counsel for Mars Wrigley in Chicago. He leads a team of experienced trademark professionals and manages large global trademark portfolios in clearance, prosecution, enforcement and advertising matters. Mr Burgett focuses on brand protection and enforcement strategies and leads litigation and dispute matters for Mars Wrigley in various countries around the globe. He serves as a member of the Mars Wrigley anti-counterfeiting task force and leads cross-border counterfeit actions, including online and on-the-ground investigations and police and court actions. Mr Burgett also manages Mars Wrigley’s domain names and watching strategies and counsels global clients on IP risks, licensing, co-branding, large-scale ad campaigns, online/social media and compliance issues.

Prior to joining Mars Wrigley in 2014, Mr Burgett was senior associate at Norvell IP in Chicago where he represented many well-known brands in fashion and other prominent industries. He worked on a wide array of trademark, copyright and advertising matters, including representing clients before the TTAB and in federal court. Mr Burgett started his career at Brinks Gilson & Lione as an IP associate. 

Mr Burgett has a degree in electrical engineering and mathematics from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and a law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • A-CAPP


  • Food/beverage

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Mars Wrigley
Chicago IL
United States

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