Kay Schwartz


Kay Schwartz is a trademark protection lawyer who leads an experienced team of Foley lawyers in representing emerging, growing, and established companies in their trademark protection, clearance, and registration around the world. She is co-chair of Foley’s Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Practice.

On top of the latest issues businesses face, from branding, including selection clearance, protection, and enforcement along with internet issues, including typosquatting, cybersquatting, and theft of domain names, Kay and her team help clients develop sound intellectual property and business strategies, take advantage of opportunities, and address issues in spite of the laws and jurisdictions not keeping pace.

Her practice also involves representing clients in administrative proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Her experience extends to IP business transactions, such as acquiring, transferring, and licensing of intellectual property assets, including trademarks, copyrights, and domain names.

Kay collaborates with a network of foreign associates in locations as far-reaching as Macedonia, Serbia, United Arab Emirates, the European Union, Israel, Paraguay, Jamaica, and Bermuda. Clients admire her passion and devotion to this work, and they appreciate that they can reach her around the clock and from any time zone. Kay and her team offer clients 24/7 access to their intellectual property portfolios — an Internet portal where they can check on the status of their filings and get real-time answers to their questions, day or night.

Kay represents clients across a wide range of industries, including academia, alarm and security, building products, computer software, electronics, eyewear, hotels, medical devices/health care, oil and gas, powersports, restaurants, retail, technology, and telecommunications.

Awards and Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Trademark Law (2019-2024)
  • AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
    • Intellectual Property (2015-2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine
    • Intellectual Property (2017)


  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
      • Former Board and Executive Committee Member
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation

Community Involvement

  • Sustainer, Junior League of Dallas
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi Honor Society
  • Member, Chi Epsilon Honor Society
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
  • Member, Preston Hollow United Methodist Church
  • Former Co-Chair, Evergreen Gala
  • Former Co-Chair, Jingle Bell Run
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
19 July 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Trademark Protection for Consumer Product Brands

In this video, Kay Schwartz a partner in Foley’s Dallas office and a co-chair of the Trademark, Copyright, and Advertising Practice Group discusses examples and requirements of a trademark.
18 August 2022 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced that 250 of our attorneys across 20 offices have received recognition in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
19 August 2021 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys from 18 U.S. offices have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, and 46 lawyers from 13 offices were included in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list. Additionally, 14 of the firm’s attorneys received the special designation of “Lawyer of the Year,” an honor earned by only one lawyer in each practice area and metropolitan region.
20 August 2020 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 List

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that 20 of its attorneys earned Best Lawyers 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” recognition in their respective practice areas. In addition, 243 of the firm’s attorneys from 18 offices have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2021. Another 51 of the firm’s attorneys from 14 offices have been named to the new category of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, which recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice.
03 September 2019 Press Releases

Thirty-Five Foley Gardere Lawyers Named to Texas Super Lawyers

Foley Gardere is pleased to announce that 35 of its lawyers have been named to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list – a distinction limited to just 5 percent of the state’s lawyers.