Vivek Jayaram

Vivek Jayaram is the President and Founder of the Jayaram Law Group, LTD., a law firm representing entrepreneurial companies and providing guidance in the areas of copyright, trademark, business law and litigation. Over the course of the past 12 years Vivek has advised innovative businesses around the country and the world on a variety of critical matters. Vivek is also a professor of law at the University of Miami Law School. There, he teaches courses in the area of trademark law.

Vivek Jayaram is an attorney who practices in the areas of business litigation, copyright, trademark, and commercial transactions. He has represented a number of Fortune 500 companies as well as small and midsized corporations around the world in a variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, digital media, software, food and beverage, engineering, real estate development & construction, and the arts. Vivek has years of experience handling complex intellectual property matters and general business disputes on behalf of companies in state and federal courts around the country. During this time, he has litigated over 80 cases in Federal Court (and over 40 intellectual property cases), and dozens of others in State courts around the United States.

Vivek has extensive experience handling copyright and trademark matters for several domestic and foreign businesses. In that regard, he has prosecuted and defended counterfeit cases, infringement matters, karaoke, ASCAP, and other cases arising under the Copyright and Lanham Acts. Vivek has also assisted clients in obtaining, protecting and enforcing trademarks, including conducting and reviewing searches and investigations for trademark clearance; preparing opinion letters; filing and prosecuting trademark applications; monitoring and policing the use of trademarks by third parties; and providing general trademark and domain name counseling. Vivek has also negotiated and structured the license or transfer of trademarks through license agreements and other corporate ventures.

Vivek routinely advises corporations from around the world on a variety of transactional matters that affect their business on a daily basis. He advises clients on the formation of general partnerships, joint ventures, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. In addition, Vivek has advised clients on forming international joint ventures, transferring partnership interests and dissolving partnerships. His approach to transactional law is an interdisciplinary one because Vivek believes that each corporate transaction has a potential effect on each and every component of a business’ organizational structure and operational potential. To that end, Vivek has also been extensively exposed to the areas of employment and real estate law as they typically apply to a company’s ongoing business. As a result he counsels his clients on employment agreements, consulting agreements, and other contracts that govern a company’s day to day affairs, including documents related to the startup of technology ventures.

Prior to JLG, Vivek was an associate with Greenberg Traurig, and also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Adalberto Jordan in the Southern District of Florida. During his time with Judge Jordan, Vivek also served as a temporary law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, where Judge Jordan often sits by designation. Over the course of the past five years, Vivek has contributed a significant amount of time to organizations like Chicago Artists Coalition, LegalArt (now Cannonball), and Lawyers for the Creative Arts, where he has assisted artists in obtaining favorable licensing deals and copyright and trademark protection. Before practicing law, Vivek graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2004, where he acted as Editor-in-Chief of the Moot Court Honor Society. Upon graduation, Cardozo recognized Vivek’s achievements by awarding him with the Cardozo Service and Achievment Award as well as the Jacob Burns Medal. Before law school, Vivek graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he took part in a foreign studies program at Trinity College-Dublin.