Signe Naeve is the Associate Director for the Law, Technology & Arts Group where she teaches classes on copyright, trademark, international IP, First Amendment and IP, and legal research and writing. She also frequently lectures on specialized topics such as orphan works, geographical indicators, trade dress protection for non-traditional marks, and secondary liability for digital media.
Prior to joining UW, Signe worked for Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle as a litigator specializing in IP and media litigation. She has clerked for the Honorable Bobbe J. Bridge on the Washington State Supreme Court and externed for the Honorable Margaret M. McKeown on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as spending some time in Washington, D.C. with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Student Press Law Center.
Signe is the incoming Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Washington State Bar Association and a founding member of the Seattle Intellectual Property American Inns of Court. She also has been a Board Member of the Seattle Repertory Theater's Crew for several years, is the Director for the Washington Lawyers for the Arts Clinic at UW, and served on the Rules of Professional Conduct Committee for the Washington State Bar Association. Signe has also recently accepted an Of Counsel position with Hughes Media Law Group.