Boasting one of the best-known names for trademarks in the United States, Kirkland & Ellis promises a top-notch service in every part of the country. From strategic advice and deft portfolio management to bet-the-brand litigations, the practice is a routine port of call for the world’s biggest and best-known players. - WTR 1000, 2023
Our trademark attorneys have decades of experience handling some of the highest profile trademark matters with extraordinary results. Our experience spans a wide range of industries, including computer software and other technology, consumer products, entertainment and media, fashion, financial services, and pharmaceuticals. Our lawyers are frequently called on to provide strategic advice on how best to protect, maintain and enhance valuable intellectual property assets — including building brands and businesses — on a worldwide basis.
Our lawyers represent corporations and individuals in all phases of litigation, from obtaining and defeating initial TROs and preliminary injunctions through final appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. We understand litigation and formulate legal strategy with the client’s business interests in mind. When it comes to trial, our trademark lawyers actually try cases and win them. In addition to federal and state court litigation, we also have experience conducting trademark prosecutions as well as complicated inter partes matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and trademark-related investigation proceedings before the International Trade Commission (ITC).
We offer “soup to nuts” IP services for our clients, including all aspects of trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement. Thus, we manage entire trademark portfolios as well as clearance and prosecution projects, office action responses, inter partes proceedings, and trademark enforcement programs for numerous diverse companies.
Kirkland provides a one-stop shop for all trademark, copyright and false advertising needs and we manage these practices as an integrated whole. For more information, please see our Copyright, Trademark, Internet & Advertising (CTIA) brochure.
Tier 1 for Trademark Litigation
The Legal 500 United States, 2023
Tier 1 for Trademark Enforcement & Litigation
WTR 1000, 2023
Tier 1 for Trademark Contentious
IP Stars, 2020–2023