Rachelle Dubow’s practice focuses on counseling, protection, and licensing of intellectual property rights, with an emphasis on trademark prosecution and global brand management. Rachelle assists domestic and multinational companies in the selection, clearance, registration, and enforcement of trademarks, the licensing of trademark rights, and the related manufacturing and distribution of licensed products and services. She also handles franchise-related matters, including counseling on the acquisition of franchise systems, and negotiating franchisee agreements and area development agreements for both franchisors and franchisees. In addition, Rachelle assists with general IP diligence, including franchise-related issues, in M&A, private equity and investment-related transactions.
Rachelle represents clients in a wide variety of industries that include finance, entertainment, sports, consumer products, medical and pharmaceutical products, life sciences, computer technology, and the Internet.
Rachelle does a considerable amount of pro bono work for entities including the Family Law Project for Battered Women, the Economic Justice Project, the Center For Women and Enterprise, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and currently assists many of the firms pro bono clients with IP related matters including Partners in Health, a nonprofit corporation, the Say Yes to Education Foundation and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, among others. Rachelle is also actively involved in her community and serves on multiple committees for Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Chabad of the North Shore, Cohen Hillel Academy and Congregation Shirat Hayam.
B&M Racing and Performance Products
BLK DNM Group
Boston Options Exchange Group
Glam Media, Inc.
Jack Daniels Properties, Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Marc Brown Studios (Arthur Children’s Books)
Navilyst Medical, Inc.
Patch Media (patch.com)
Puma North America, Inc.
SCVNGR, Inc. (LevelUp)
Siga Technologies, Inc.
Telsey Advisory Group
Boston University School of Law, 1998, Juris Doctor
The George Washington University, 1995, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Awards and Affiliations
Board Member, International Trademark Association (2020–2023)
Recognized, Trademark Law, Boston, The Best Lawyers in America (2020)
Recommended, Intellectual property: Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing), The Legal 500 US (2019)
Ranked, Intellectual Property, Massachusetts, Chambers USA (2018, 2019)
Leading Trademark Practitioner, Prosecution & Strategy, Massachusetts, WTR 1000, World Trademark Review (2017–2019)
Recognized, Top Women in Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2014)
40 Under 40 East Region, The M&A Advisor (2012)
Featured, “Climbing the Ranks: Women Make Headway in New Partner Classes of Law Firms Here and Nationwide,” Boston Business Journal (2010)