Signe Naeve is the Director of the IP LL.M. Program and a Law Lecturer at UW where she teaches classes on copyright, trademark, international IP, First Amendment and IP, and legal research and writing. Signe is also the Supervising Attorney for the USPTO Trademark Clinic. Outside of UW, Signe is Of Counsel with Hughes Media Law Group where she handles all aspects of copyright and trademark counseling and registration.
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 spent time in Washington, D.C. with the Student Press Law Center and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
Signe is a former Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Washington State Bar Association, a founding member of the Seattle Intellectual Property Inn of Court, and currently holds a leadership position with the Professor Membership Group of the International Trademark Association.