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Gabriele Fougner


Gabriele Fougner


Gabi is an associate at Saunders & Silverstein LLP, where her practice focuses on providing strategic counsel to clients to establish and defend brand assets including trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, and domain names. Gabi’s passion is helping her clients protect the creative ventures their have spent their time building. Gabi counsels clients across a wide range of industries including the fashion, health, industrial, gaming, and beverage industries.

Gabi advises clients all over the world in the exploitation of their brands by developing and executing complex trademark prosecution strategies and obtaining and maintaining U.S. and foreign trademark protection, including prosecuting trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, working with trademark counsel worldwide to register foreign trademarks, and analyzing the availability of marks for use and registration.

In addition, Gabi develops and implements strategies to enforce and defend intellectual property assets. She negotiates resolutions and litigates intellectual property disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in opposition and cancellation proceedings and in federal court.

Gabi’s practice also includes the negotiation and preparation of trademark and copyright assignments and licenses and trademark consent and coexistence agreements.

Gabi has been praised by clients as being easy to work with, creative, and understanding of the language of business.

Gabi graduated from the New York Law School’s Two-Year Honors Program in December 2019, where she focused her studies on intellectual property law and graduated cum laude and salutatorian of her class. Gabi earned her J.D. from New York Law, as well as the Innovation Center for Law and Technology’s Intellectual Property Law Certificate and Fashion Law Certificate, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program’s ADR Certificate. Gabi also served on The New York Law School Law Review and Media, Entertainment, and Fashion Law Association. During law school, Gabi worked as a judicial intern at the New York State Unified Court System for the Honorable Alexander Tisch and as a fashion law intern on the Supreme Court case Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc. v. Marcel Fashions Grp., Inc., 140 S. Ct. 1589 (2020). Before attending law school, Gabi received a B.A. in Political Science with a Film and Television concentration from Boston University.

Gabi is a native of California now living in the mountains of Colorado, speaks both English and American Sign Language fluently, as well as Hebrew and Swedish proficiently.


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Section
    • Litigation Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
    • Trademark Reporter Committee, Member

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Colorado
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