Icon Of IP: Irell's Jane Shay Wald

Law360, New York (July 1, 2016, 7:36 PM EDT) -- Irell & Manella LLP's Jane Shay Wald had been an attorney for barely two years when she found herself alone in court, for the first time, arguing for a preliminary injunction before a Manhattan federal judge.

It was the late 1970s, and Wald, then with a small Chicago firm, had flown in to represent the publisher of a fan magazine called Fantastic, which was suing a rival publisher that had chosen an oh-so-similar name for its own publication: Fantastica.

Despite the similarities between the names and goods, the defendant was arguing that the two products traveled in different channels of trade...

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