Margaret Jaklitsch is a Manager of Legal Affairs at Scripps Networks Interactive. In this role, Margaret is responsible for the protection of Scripps’ Intellectual Property, which involves working with many levels of Scripps employees throughout the company. Hired as a Coordinator in 2000, Margaret was quickly promoted to Manager in 2002. The following year, Margaret was awarded the Chairmen’s Award for streamlining the trademark process and enhancing efficiency at the company. Margaret has been an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and has been representing Scripps at INTA’s Annual Meeting since 2006. In 2012, Margaret was promoted to her current position within the Company’s talent framework and given added responsibilities, including hiring and managing staff.
Prior to working at Scripps, Margaret was a Senior Researcher and Mentor at CT-Corsearch, where she was responsible for one of the company’s most important clients, Coca-Cola. After coming to Scripps, she developed long standing relationships with outside counsel and foreign counsel, many of whom Margaret considers friends. In 2013, Margaret plans to participate on a panel at the INTA Annual Meeting in Dallas. She is also a member and frequent volunteer of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) in New York. She also volunteers with the Employee Action Committee at Scripps. Having a mother-in-law that is a breast cancer survivor, Margaret was proud to participate in the Breast Cancer Awareness Drive at Scripps.
Margaret graduated with honors from John Dewey High School in New York. As a Regents Scholar, she attended Binghamton University for two years, and completed her Bachelor of Science degree at John Jay College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Margaret currently lives in the Hudson River Valley region of New York with her husband, Richard. They enjoy visiting the national parks of the American West, spending time with their families, and traveling throughout Austria, Switzerland, and Italy.