Keith Toms is a skilled intellectual property attorney with extensive experience helping his clients get the most out of their IP. He makes it a point to understand his clients’ business goals so he can provide incisive advice on how to transform their ideas, creativity, and reputation into a sustainable and protectable business advantage.
Keith is an adept IP litigator, with extensive experience enforcing patents, trademarks, and copyrights, both in the federal courts and before administrative bodies, such as the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board. Keith has litigated trademark rights in a variety of contexts, including obtaining an injunction against a client’s former U.S. distributor who had claimed rights in a valuable mark, enforcing famous footwear trademarks and trade dress against national retailers, and defending a restaurant’s right to use and register its housemark against an aggressive spirits company. Keith has also litigated patents covering numerous technologies, including pharmaceuticals, gene sequencing, computer programs, LED lighting, and sporting equipment, and enforced copyrights against national retail chains.
In addition, Keith regularly counsels clients on optimal strategies for securing and enforcing their trademark portfolios, both in the United States and internationally. He has advised clients on trademark selection and clearance issues in the fields of pharmaceuticals, consumer products, alcoholic beverages, and business consulting, among others. Keith also has experience counseling clients on the issues surrounding rebranding and maintaining and reviving legacy brands.