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DLA Piper LLP (US)

444 WEST LAKE STREET, SUITE 900, CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089, USA
Tel:
Work +1 312 368 4000
Fax:
Fax +1 312 236 7516
Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Keith Medansky

Tel:
Work +1 312 368 7271
Email:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology

Position

Partner

Career

Keith's practice is international in scope. He has handled trademark matters in the United States and in over 100 other countries. Keith has extensive experience managing large intellectual property portfolios for all kinds of businesses, from small start-up companies to large multinationals. He has particular experience in counseling clients in matters involving the protection of Website content and domain names and in developing cyberspace and copyright policies. Keith also has broad experience in assisting clients in addressing complex intellectual property issues relating to licensing, intellectual property holding companies and arising out of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and bankruptcy.

Keith handles litigation matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and various federal and state courts. He litigates on behalf of computer component companies in connection with counterfeiting matters and the protection and enforcement of copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights in software and other products. He also represents manufacturers, retailers, educational institutions, distributors, franchisors and other clients in prosecuting and defending infringement and unfair competition claims pertaining to copyrights, trademarks, domain names and trade secrets.

Member

Lawyer’s for the Creative Arts, Board of Directors; International Trademark Association, Internet Committee; American Bar Association; Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

Education

JD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BA, Northwestern University


United States: Intellectual property

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

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

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s ‘efficient’ and ‘outstanding’ team has considerably strengthened its entertainment offering following its merger with boutique firm Liner. Well-regarded group head Ann Ford continues to lead advice to Dannon on domestic matters, including trademark filing, clearance, registration and prosecution. Of counsel Ryan Compton has been leading advice to long-term client Dr Seuss Enterprises in various trademark matters, including prosecution and enforcement. The team, which includes Mark Feldman and Keith Medansky in Chicago, was strengthened by the arrival of Douglas Emhoff from Venable LLP. Named partners are based in Washington DC, unless indicated otherwise.

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