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KaleighMorrison

Associate

"I'm thrilled to begin my legal practice in my hometown, helping small businesses and international corporations protect their most important assets in their intellectual property."

Overview

Biography

Kaleigh assists with a wide range of trademark and trademark prosecution and registration-related matters. She is routinely involved in identifying, searching, and preparing applications for both domestic and international trademark protection. She also assists with trademark enforcement and prosecution, including knockout and preliminary searches and office-action responses.

Kaleigh also assists with drafting exhibits and documents for court proceedings and researches issues and helps with fact-finding for entities suspected of counterfeit activities from US Customs and Border Protection seizure notices. She has also assisted with cease-and-desist demand letters and Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notices to entities concerning the import and sale of counterfeit goods.

As a former executive television producer with experience in the United States and abroad, Kaleigh also offers insight in media and entertainment law matters and drafts and reviews contracts for programming and talent deals.

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Successfully enforced a client's federal trademark registration through a cease and desist letter and encouraged the infringer to immediately adopt a less-similar mark.
  • Serves as outside trademark counsel to an international presenter of artistic programming and arts education and manages its international trademark portfolio.
  • Successfully argued against a refusal of registration citing registration covering an identical mark by distinguishing the applicant's goods and channels of trade from those covered by the cited registration.

Prior Experience

  • Ladas & Parry, LLP, Trademark Intern
  • Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Clinic, Student Attorney
  • Epstein Drangel, LLP, Litigation Group Legal Intern
  • CBS Sports, Legal Intern
  • Shutterstock, Inc., Legal Intern
  • Nexstar Broadcasting, WETM-TV, Executive Producer
  • NBCUniversal Universal Networks Asia, Communications Intern

Selected Honors

  • New York Law School, Abraham “AVI” Mund Prize for Excellence in Information Technology and the Law, 2018

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