Stephen Jadie Coates
Steve is the founding partner of Coates IP, an intellectual property boutique where he specializes primarily in trademarks, domain names and copyright. He is active in Internet governance policy, currently as a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency of ICANN, and previously as a member of the Business Constituency, and the ICANN Nominating Committee. Steve currently sits on the advisory board of the NYU Law Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy. He is also very active at the International Trademark Association, where he has been a committee member since 2007, and led a domain name subcommittee on new gTLDs. Prior to Coates IP, Steve was Senior Counsel at Amazon.com where he managed the trademark practice for Amazon’s digital devices and services, as well as its domain name portfolio team. Steve was the first intellectual property counsel at Twitter, where he managed the trademark, marketing and domain name practices, among other things. He was also an Associate at the New York City office of Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton LLP.