Partner-Head, Trademark, Copyright, Internet, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Karol Kepchar is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP where she assists clients in implementing an efficient, cost-effective, process-based approach to managing and leveraging intellectual property (IP) assets through litigation and licensing programs. She advises clients on a wide variety of issues, including licenses and other strategic agreements; trademark, copyright and domain name litigation in federal courts; Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) arbitration procedures; and cybersecurity, privacy and data security issues. Her experience includes litigation, licensing and IP strategy in corporate restructuring and acquisitions.
Karol has been named a “World’s Leading Trademark Professional” by the World Trademark Review WTR 1000, and an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property. Karol received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College, and her J.D. from Temple University School of Law.