New York State; Supreme Court of the United States
General Corporate & Commercial
Trademarks and Brands
Licensing and Technology Transfer
Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency
Adjunct Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School
The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2018
Empire State Counsel® Honorees 2014
Woman on the Rise 2011
BA Cum Laude, Barnard College, Columbia University; JD Brooklyn Law School
Sherry brings a wealth of international intellectual property, licensing and commercial law experience to CKR Law, having worked in-house at top luxury fashion brands and manufacturers including Hickey Freeman, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and fashion500.com, in addition to serving both in government and as outside counsel. Focusing primarily in the intellectual property, licensing and commercial transaction arenas, she provides pragmatic counsel to start-up and leading Fortune 100 organizations throughout their lifecycles, offering insights that improve her client’s bottom line and resolve key business issues. Sherry’s intellectual property practice includes trademark counseling, clearance, prosecution and enforcement; global licensing; Internet governance; and domain name law. Sherry also has a wide-ranging transactional practice, including commercial contracts, information technology, privacy and data security, and she collaborates with her clients on day-to-day business matters to develop and execute comprehensive strategies that mitigate risk and strengthen brand value.
Prior to joining CKR Law LLP, Sherry was in private practice in the Intellectual Property and Global Brand Management practices at large law firms, and prior to that, she worked at HMX, LLC as senior vice president and general counsel for multimillion-dollar labels such as Hickey Freeman, Hart Schaffner Marx, Ivanka Trump and Bobby Jones, leading international legal strategy across the organizations. In addition to co-founding the high-end e-commerce site fashion500.com – where she served as executive vice president and general counsel – Sherry also spent 10 years at Ralph Lauren, where she served as vice president for intellectual property and legal affairs. Prior to that, she worked as the assistant general counsel and senior director of intellectual property at Donna Karan, where she directed the intellectual property program and anti-counterfeiting efforts, negotiated contracts and served as the chief counsel on all matters pertaining to international trade.
Sherry’s experience as an entrepreneur and her roles as both outside counsel and general counsel uniquely position her to provide tailored and efficient business solutions to her clients in all stages of development, and has elevated her status within the fashion and retail industries. She has been highlighted in the 2012 edition of Courageous Counsel: Conversations with Women General Counsel in the Fortune 500 and was lauded as a “Woman on the Rise” in its 2011 issue. She was also featured in a BLS LawNotes article, “In Fashion: Four BLS Alumni Who Rule the Runway” (Spring 2012).
Supreme Court of the United States: Cheerleading Uniforms Can be Copyrightable: Star Athletic LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., By Sherry L. Jetter, All About IP Blog, June 1, 2017.
Thirty Years of Progress, Far from Perfection: The LGBT Experience in the Legal Industry from the 1980s to the Present, By Sherry L. Jetter, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession, 2017.
Prepared Statement on amending the Federal Trademark Dilution Act, By Sherry L. Jetter, Congressional Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property, February 14, 2002.
International Terrorism: Beyond the Scope of International Law: Tel-Oren v. Libyan Arab Republic, By Sherry L. Jetter, Brooklyn Journal of International Law, 1986.
Speaker, NAWL Fashion Law Affinity Group, June 12, 2018