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Karl William Means

Intellectual property Attorney at Potomac, MD

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 26 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 33 years
    Oklahoma - OK 35 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State OK
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Karl

Learn Karl’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    25%

    34 years

  2. Internet
    15%
    Recovery of domain names from cybersquatters and protection of proprietary information on the Internet.

    24 years

  3. Licensing
    15%
    Wide variety of licensing transactions in broad cross-section of industries, including trademarks, copyright, multimedia, information technologies, software, telecommunications, literary properties, and technolocy transfers.

    24 years

  4. Trademark application
    15%
    Prosecution and maintenance of trademarks, including practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

    24 years

  5. Trademark infringement
    15%
    Prosecute and defend actions relating to trademark, service mark and trade name infringement.

    34 years

  6. Copyright infringement
    8%
    Primarily Internet-based piracy of copyrighted and proprietary material.

    34 years

  7. Copyright application
    3%
    Prosecute applications for copyright registration.

    24 years

  8. Entertainment
    3%
    Includes Sports Law, and representation of professional sports leagues. Representation of authors in publication transactions, and musicians in recording, publishing and distribution deals.

    22 years

  9. Other
    1%

Location

Law Office of Karl W. Means
10817 Pebble Brook Lane
Potomac, MD, 20854

Reviews

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Posted by Andrew L. | June 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend Karl for Trademark or Intellectual Property Issues
I hired Karl to assist with resolving trademark dispute over similar software products. Karl instantly responded to my phone call, reviewed the issue and recommended specific strategy considering for dealing with the issue based on all aspects related to applicable law. Karl's legal advise allowed to avoid unnecessary and costly lawsuit so I highly recommend Karl to any one who look for a legal advise for issues related with Trademarks or Intellectual Property. Karl provides 5 stars service.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Karl W. Means
  • 2013 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Miles & Stockbridge, PC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2013
  • Senior Attorney
  • United States Customs Service
  • 1989 - 1999
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Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Oklahoma
  • MA - Masters
  • 1988
  • Oklahoma State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Associations

  • Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Montgomery County Students Information Technology Trades Foundation
  • General Counsel
  • 2004 - Present
  • International Trademark Association, Anti-Counterfeiting and Enforcement Committee, Outreach Subcommittee
  • Former Chair
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Entertainment, Sports and Media Law Section, Sports Law Subcommittee
  • Co-chair
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010

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Potomac Intellectual property Lawyer Karl William Means
Karl William Means
Intellectual property Attorney
Potomac, MD
Licensed for 35 years