Jerre B. Swann

Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Williams College
J.D., Harvard University


Trademark Law

Biographical Information: 

Jerre B. Swann joined the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Stockton in 1967 and became a partner in 1972. He has served as counsel for numerous national corporations in the areas of trademark, copyright, false advertising and trade dress actions in judicial districts throughout the United States.  However, he has increasingly devoted his practice to the litigation of trademark and unfair competition claims, both locally and nationally. An author of numerous articles on trademark subjects and a frequent speaker at local and national seminars, he co-edited Trademark and Deceptive Advertising Surveys: Law, Science and Design. He also wrote the chapter “U.S. Trademark Surveys” in Survey Evidence and the Law Worldwide. From 1989 to 1991, he served as the director of the International Trademark Association.  Swann graduated from Williams College in 1961 where he was a National Merit Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. As a Rotary Foundation Fellow, he studied jurisprudence at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.  In 1965, he earned his law degree from Harvard University. Then he clerked for two years for Judge Dudley B. Bonsal of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.