Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. 2004
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. 2000
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (member, trial bar)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois
State of Illinois
State of New York
In addition, Mr. Jayaram has litigated matters in the District of Hawaii, the Southern District of Florida, the District of Colorado, the Northern District of Georgia, and the Eastern District of Texas.
American Bar Association, Member
United States Green Business Council, Member
Adjunct Intellectual Property Faculty, University of Miami Law School
Benjamin N. Cardozo Service & Achievment Award
Jacob Burns Medal, Cardozo School of Law
Editor-in-Chief, Moot Court Honor Society, 2003-04
University of Wisconsin Writing for the Marketplace Honors Program,
Participant LegalArt Miami, Member
Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Past Member
Green Bean Chicago, Contributing Writer
Rock for Kids, Fundraising Committee
GAPScore, Inc., Board of Directors
Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Member, CAC Collectors Circle
Kartemquin Films, Board Member
Law Clerk to the Honorable Adalberto Jordan, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2006-07
Junior Law Clerk to the Late Honorable Richard Conway Casey, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2003-04
Vivek Jayaram is an attorney and entrepreneur who advises clients around the world on intellectual property matters, corporate transactions, and business disputes. He has represented a number of global corporations, venture funds, private equity firms, creatives, and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries, including technology, digital media, software, visual art, film, television, music, food & beverage, engineering, real estate development & construction, and healthcare. 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 100 cases in Federal Court, and dozens of others in state courts around the United States. He has also guided startups and other early stage ventures through financing and other major corporate events.
Vivek has extensive experience handling copyright and trademark matters for innovators, entrepreneurs, and creatives. 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 frequently 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.
Before forming Jayaram Law, Vivek was an associate at Greenberg Traurig and a law clerk to the Honorable Adalberto Jordan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Vivek also teaches a number of intellectual property and entertainment law courses at the University of Miami Law School. When he’s not advising clients, Vivek plays and records music, collects contemporary art, and likes getting lost in our world’s great cities.