Mr Glenn Gundersen > Dechert LLP > Philadelphia, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
United States

Work Department

Intellectual Property




Glenn A. Gundersen is a nationally recognized authority in trademark and copyright law and intellectual property transactions, and the author of the leading legal treatise Trademark Searching, first published in 1994. Mr. Gundersen’s clients in the United States and abroad hold some of the world’s largest trademark portfolios, and he has cleared and protected world-famous brands. He also advises clients on prosecution, fair use, licensing, IP acquisitions, opposition and cancellation proceedings, infringement disputes, and advertising and right of publicity law.

Mr. Gundersen is the author of the book Trademark Searching (2nd Edition), an expert guide on clearance published by the International Trademark Association, and a co-author of the book Intellectual Property Assets in Mergers & Acquisitions, published by John Wiley.

Mr. Gundersen has been a frequent speaker at intellectual property seminars conducted by virtually every leading organization in the United States, including the American Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the American Corporate Counsel Association, the International Trademark Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Conference Institute, and the National CLE Conference, and intellectual property bar groups in several major cities.


  • Served for 6 years as a leader and board member of INTA’s Programs Committee, which is responsible for more than two dozen educational programs and conferences each year around the world
  • Founder of the Copyright Society of the USA’s Philadelphia chapter
  • Chairs the board of 1812 Productions, which specializes in comedy
  • Vice President of the board of Philadelphia Theatre Company, which produces contemporary American playwrights
  • Served for many years on the board of Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, which provides pro bono legal advice to the arts community


  • The College of William & Mary, B.A., Economics, 1976
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1980

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

(Hall of Fame)

Glenn A GundersenDechert LLP

Dechert LLP advises on the management, prosecution and enforcement of the trademark portfolios of major international corporates such as Willis Towers Watson, LaFargeHolcim and Zara. Headed by trademark searching and clearance authority Glenn A Gundersen at the Philadelphia office, the group’s client base spans the tech, food and beverages, apparel, and insurance sectors. The team is supported in New York by Jennifer Insley-Pruitt, who was promoted to partner in January 2022, and, in addition to trademark counselling, assists clients with right of publicity and advertising issues, and associate Gayle Denman, who represents clients in fashion, healthcare, professional sports, and media and entertainment.