Ken is the National Chair of Seyfarth Shaw's Trademark Practice and a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office.
He has been consistently recognized by Who's Who Legal for his work as a trademark lawyer, by Managing Intellectual Property as a Trademark "IP Star" and as one of the World's Top 1000 Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners by World Trademark Review. In 2013, Ken was selected by the Daily Journal as one of the top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California. The WTR 1000 has characterized Ken as a "litigation maven" identifying him as an effective problem solver who "assesses matters holistically and strikes accurately with incisive arguments."
Working with a variety of clients in the pharmaceutical, consumer product and alcoholic beverage spaces, Ken's practice focuses primarily on trademark, false advertising, copyright and right of publicity counseling and litigation. His trademark practice is international in scope, and he regularly provides counsel regarding Internet-related and cross-border trademark protection issues. Domestically, he litigates infringement and counterfeiting disputes in the federal courts, and has extensive experience with opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including over a dozen trials. He has supervised the conduct of international anti-counterfeiting activities and has filed or defended over two dozen proceedings under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP).
Ken is one of the founders of Seyfarth's False Advertising and Product Labeling & Warnings group. He organized a group of attorneys across practices including intellectual property, commercial litigation, and product liability to address the increasing advertising-related challenges faced by clients across all industries. He has advised on and litigated a wide variety of comparative advertising issues, including establishment and product line claims. He regularly counsels clients in the social media space, and in particular in connection with influencer marketing issues.
Additionally, Ken participates in the broader national and international trademark communities. Currently, Ken is a contributing editor for the 2019 edition of the California's Continuing Education of the Bar's (CEB) Internet Law and Practice in California. Previously, he was co-chair of the California State Bar's Internet and Privacy Law committee. He has been an active committee member with the International Trademark Association since 2006, including the Trademark Reporter, Academic and Unfair Competition Committees and speaks regularly at INTA's annual and leadership meetings.