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Linda K McLeod

Linda K McLeod

Practice areas:

Trademark Infringement, Trademark Application, Client Counseling

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Trademark Infringement: 70%
    25 years
  2. Trademark Application: 25%
    25 years
  3. Client Counseling: 5%
    25 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Hassan A. Zavareei

    Linda is an excellent trademark litigator with fantastic knowledge of the inner workings of the USPTO. It is a pleasure working with her.


    Hassan Zavareei Discrimination Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Kelly IP, LLP

1330 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20036



NYCurrently registered 200703/13/2015
DCActive 199005/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
World’s Leading U.S. Trademark Law PractitionersManaging Intellectual Property Guide2008
Who's Who Legal USA - TrademarksWho's Who Legal USA2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKelly IP, LLP2013 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationVice-Chair, PTO Relations Committee2008 - 2013
International Trademark AssociationMember2000 - Present
Federal Circuit Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Starbucks U.S. Brands LLC v. Ruben, 78 USPQ2d 1741 (TTAB 2006)TTAB Opposition against LESSBUCKS COFFEE mark
Gap (Apparel), LLC v. Gap One Enterprises, LLC (TTAB 2008)TTAB Opposition against GAP ONE mark
H-D Michigan, Inc. v. Broehm (TTAB 2009)TTAB Opposition against Bar & Shield logo

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Publication NameTitleDate
Trademark WorldThe Generic Roadblock2007
NOCA NewsCredentialing: A Look at a Landmark Legal Case2006
Quarterly Journal of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)Knew or Should Have Known, Reckless Disregard for the Truth, and Fraud Before the Trademark Office2006
Managing Intellectual Property YearbookUnique Trademarks2001
National Law JournalSummary Judgment Loses Ground Before Trademark Panel2000
Trademark ReporterThe Status of So Highly Descriptive and Acquired Distinctiveness1992
Oregon Law ReviewHR 1195 Source Licensing: A Legislative Challenge to the Blanket License1988


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTrade RegulationLL.M - Master of Laws1989
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Willamette UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
IPIC Annual Meeting 2009Differences in Canadian and U.S. Practice That You Should Know2009
AIPLA WebinarImplications of In Re Bose Corporation Decision2009