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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Karen Butcher

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Latin America Team; Intellectual Property; Litigation


Recognized for her intellectual property (IP) work, Karen A. Butcher advises clients on maximizing the value of their IP and protecting their intellectual assets. She focuses on brands, creative works, technology, and related IP. Karen handles transactions and helps clients to structure the ownership and licensing of IP within their corporate group and to resolve complex disputes when they arise. A practice leader in the firm’s intellectual property practice, Karen brings an international perspective to strategic business issues and regularly speaks and writes about IP.


Member, Board of Directors, International Trademark Association (2009–2012); Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals


University of Virginia; University of Virginia School of Law

United States: Intellectual property

Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Within: Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

The team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has experience in portfolio management as well as IP-related transactions. Practice head Karen Butcher and Anita Polott serve as counsel to Anthem, managing its trademark portfolio and coordinating global clearance, protection and enforcement strategies. On the transaction front, Boston-based Rachelle Dubow along with Ron Dreben and Dana Gross handled the IP elements of Apollo Global Management’s acquisition of Qdoba Restraurant Corp. Urban Outfitters, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Wayfair are also clients. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

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