Smith, Kathryn E.

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Address: 2700 Carew Tower 441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Lawyer Firm: Wood Herron & Evans LLP
Phone: 513-241-2324
Fax: 513-241-6234

Areas of Practice Trademarks/Unfair Competition, Copyrights, Advertising/Brand Enforcement Issues, Internet/E-Commerce Issues, Domain Name Disputes
Description “Client relationships are a central part of my practice. Getting to know my clients, fully understanding what they want and need, determining how (and if) a particular outcome can be achieved, is vital – and is key to my ability to achieve the best result for my clients.”Kathryn E. Smith (Kate) is a Partner with Wood Herron & Evans in the firm’s Branding & Content Practice Group. Kate joined Wood Herron & Evans in 1996, and recently celebrated her twentieth (20th) year anniversary with the firm. Kate handles all areas of trademark prosecution and litigation, copyright registration and enforcement, and matters of unfair competition. She is admitted to the Ohio bar and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Kate manages a docket of approximately 2000 U.S. trademark applications and registrations and 1500 foreign trademark applications and registrations throughout the world. Kate assists clients with selecting and clearing trademarks, obtaining trademark protection through federal and foreign registration procedures, and enforcing or defending clients’ trademark rights, including managing adversarial disputes before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Kate routinely negotiates settlements and works with clients to achieve alternative, practical outcomes to avoid disputes, where possible. Kate is an active member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), where she currently serves as Chair of the Trademark Relations with the USPTO Committee. She is also active in the International Trademark Association (INTA), and the American, Ohio, and Cincinnati Bar Associations. In 2017, Kate was named the Trademark Lawyer of the Year in the Cincinnati, OH market by Best Lawyers®. Kate resides in Northern Kentucky with her husband and two children, and is an avid tennis player.

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