Katherine P. Califa is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where she advises clients on ways to develop, protect, manage, and maximize the value of their intellectual property. Katherine regularly counsels clients regarding the selection, procurement, and enforcement of brands and other intellectual property assets in the United States and abroad. She also works with clients to develop cost-effective worldwide brand protection strategies related to advertising in new media, launching new products, and entering new markets. Katherine has robust experience dealing with legal issues related to social media, mobile apps, right of publicity, right of privacy, and trade dress matters. On the enforcement side, Katherine represents clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, helps clients combat online and brick-and-mortar brand infringements, and negotiates favorable settlements to complex disputes. Katherine also provides intellectual property counseling related to business acquisitions and related due diligence. Katherine has specific experience advising clients on the unique challenges related to naming new pharmaceutical products. She is a member of the firm’s Trademark, Copyright Advertising Practice, and the Medical Devices Industry Team.
Katherine has been recognized as a leader in the field of trademark law by World Trademark Review in its “WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” directory, from 2016-2020.
Prior to joining Foley, Katherine served as a law clerk for the Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
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