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Karen Marie Kitterman

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Contracts & Agreements, Corporate & Incorporation

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    About Me

    Seasoned intellectual property attorney.


    Practice Areas

    Licensed since 1994

    1. Intellectual Property: 60%
    2. Contracts & Agreements: 30%
    3. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%

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    Work Experience

    TitleCompany NameDuration
    General CounselInternet Start Up Company2009 - Present
    PartnerFenwick & West2005 - 2008
    AssociateFenwick & West1998 - 2004
    AssociateCarr & Ferrell, LLP1997 - 1998


    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    International Trademark Association, Anti-Counterfeiting and Enforcement CommitteeMember2007 - 2009
    International Trademark Association, Dilution and Well-Known Marks CommitteeMember2004 - 2005
    Trade Secret Committee, IP Section of the State Bar of CaliforniaCo-Chair1997 - 1999
    State Bar of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present

    Legal Cases

    Case NameOutcome
    Cisco Technology, Inc. v. Ross MuellerDecision in favor of client, Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Apple Computer Inc. v. iSMERDecision in favor of client, Apple Computer Inc.

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    Publication NameTitleDate
    The Intellectual Property StrategistMoseley Revisited: What the Victoria's Secret Case Means2003
    The Intellectual Property StrategistVictor's Victorious, High Court Says Objective Proof Is "Essential Element" Under FTDA2003
    San Francisco Daily JournalCorporations Face Tax Issues Related to Intellectual Property2003
    World Intellectual Property Report, BNAStrategies for Preventing International Trademark Disputes: What Every Business . . .2002
    The Daily, Registering Trademarks in Country-Specific Domain-Name Registries2000
    The Economic Times of IndiaEntangled in the Wide Web, International Disputes Arising from the Use of Trademarks on the Internet are on the Rise1999
    The Daily JournalBrand Stand, Avoiding International Trademark Disputes on the Web1999


    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
    University of California - BerkeleyHistoryN/AN/A

    Speaking Engagements

    Conference NameTitleDate
    Strafford Publishing, Nationwide TeleconferenceProtection of IP Rights in China: Trademark Enforcement and Protection Strategies2007
    Strafford Publishing, Nationwide TeleconferenceProtection of IP Rights in China: Challenges, Trends and New Standards2006
    Strafford Publishing, Nationwide TeleconferenceProtection of IP Rights in China (Addressing Trademark, Copyright, and New Criminal IP Laws)2006
    Strafford Publishing, Nationwide TeleconferenceProtection of IP Rights in China: Strategies for Establishing and Enforcing Trademarks, Domains, and Copyrights2006
    Strafford Publishing, Nationwide TeleconferenceTrademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006: Uncertainties Remain: Gauging Dilution Claims Under the New Law2006
    North America Chinese Semiconductor AssociationIP Rights In China: Protection Strategies2006
    International Trademark Association, Annual Meeting, Toronto, CanadaCurrent Internet Issues, Discussion Moderator2006
    Intellectual Property & The Far East Program, State Bar of California, Intellectual Property SectionKnocking Off the Knock-Offs: Strategies for Protecting Trademarks in the Far East2006
    Strafford Publishing, Nationwide TeleconferenceProtection of IP Rights in China: Challenges, Trends and New Standards2005
    Strafford Publishing, Nationwide TeleconferenceProtection of IP Rights in China: Protections and Strategies2005
    Strafford Publishing, Nationwide TeleconferenceTrademark Protection and Internet Advertising2005
    International Trademark Association, Workship in Silicon Valley, CATrademark Due Diligence for Trademark Professionals, Panel Speaker2005
    Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, University of California at Berkeley School of LawIntellectual Property Law Careers Panel Speaker2005
    Advanced Licensing Agreements Program, Practising Law Institute (PLI), San Francisco, CAQuality Control in Trademark Licensing2005
    PASCCO, Santa Clara, California"Where The Practice of Law is Going in the Next Five Years" Panel Speaker2002
    National Association of Legal Assistants 2001 Annual Convention, Reno, NevadaTrademark and Domain Issues2001
    Law Education Institute's 2001 National CLE Conference, Vail, ColoradoSpeaker on IP Issues for "Corporate Law: Representing the New Internet Company"2001
    Fenwick Breakfast Briefing, Palo Alto, CAPresenter on Trademarks and the New .INFO and .BIZ Domains2001
    International Trademark Association, Roundtable, Silicon Valley, CATrademarks and Internet Domain Dispute Strategies, Discussion Moderator2000
    CNET Radio, National Broadcast, November 2000CNET Radio Interview; Interviewed live as Legal Expert on New Top-Level Domains2000
    UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt HallGuest Lecturer on Intellectual Property Law1998