Ilse Scott is a member of M&R’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group, as well as the firm’s Hospitality Industry Group. With over a decade of litigation experience, she focuses her practice on complex litigation and intellectual property matters in the hospitality and technology industries that involve trade secrets, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, contractual disputes and business torts.
Ms. Scott advises and litigates on behalf of hospitality, internet, software and technology industry clients to protect their intellectual property rights, and defend their interests in high-stakes litigation. She has significant expertise prosecuting and defending complaints involving trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks, including proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and representation before the International Trade Commission.
Ms. Scott has a proven track record representing both plaintiffs and defendants in “bet the company” litigation. She has successfully obtained early resolution of pivotal claims through dismissal and summary judgment, and has procured favorable settlements and judgments for her clients. She has considerable experience handling online content management issues, including developing holistic strategies to effectively respond to defamatory and/or infringing content posted on social media and other third-party websites. In addition, Ms. Scott is proficient in music copyright and licensing issues, including those that frequently arise in the hospitality industry, such as public performance licensing requirements and exemptions.