Kelly Garrone has extensive experience in both transactional aspects of IP law and IP litigation. In the area of trademark law, she regularly counsels clients from a wide variety of industries on every step of securing and protecting a brand name, from choosing a trademark to engaging in litigation and other enforcement efforts to enforce rights in that mark. She assists clients with trademark selection and clearance, as well as all aspects of the trademark registration process in the United States. For more than 23 years, she has represented clients in trademark registration and enforcement inter partes proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, including litigating trademark opposition proceedings, as well as handling other trademark proceedings, including cancellation proceedings and concurrent use proceedings. She also routinely assists clients in developing global brand strategies involving the registration and enforcement of trademarks worldwide to protect and defend trademark rights.
Kelly also counsels clients on the protection, strategy and proper use of intellectual property in other areas, including copyright, trade dress, trade secrets and confidential information, as well as assists clients with due diligence issues relating to intellectual property. In addition, she has experience drafting and negotiating agreements relating to various aspects of intellectual property, including licenses and other agreements relating to trademarks, copyright and technology, as well as confidentiality and non-compete agreements and settlement agreements.
Kelly also represents clients involved in trademark, trade dress, copyright and patent infringement litigation, as well as other IP and commercial litigation matters – including trademark counterfeiting, dilution, unfair competition, cybersquatting, trade secret misappropriation, and breach of confidentiality and non-compete agreements.