PATRICIA L. WERNER
Special Counsel
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PATRICIA L. WERNER Special Counsel
Patricia Werner is a member of the firm’s Trademark and Copyright and Litigation practice groups.  Patricia manages worldwide intellectual property portfolios and related protection and enforcement matters for numerous brands in industries spanning consumer products, entertainment and fashion.  She handles all aspects of trademark and copyright protection, including domestic and international trademark portfolio management, clearing and prosecuting trademarks, licensing, IP due diligence investigations and U.S. and foreign enforcement proceedings.

Notably, Patricia was recognized for four consecutive years by World Trademark Review as “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” from 2017-2020.  Patricia is described by her client as being “unwaveringly results focused…applies her hawk’s eye for detail and quality to great effect when managing worldwide portfolios and enforcing rights on behalf of leaders in the consumer products, entertainment and fashion theatres.”  In the 2020 edition of Legal 500 Intellectual Property: Trademarks Litigation area, clients describe Patricia as “expert and commercially astute.”

Patricia practices in all areas of domestic and foreign trademark, copyright and domain-name enforcement.  Her experience includes representing clients in court actions, oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings and preparing cease and desist letters.

Moreover, Patricia negotiates and prepares license agreements, performance agreements, coexistence agreements, settlement agreements and related intellectual property agreements.  In addition, she is involved in corporate transactions including negotiating asset purchase and related agreements for various transactional matters.  She also manages all aspects of trademark protection, including domestic and international trademark portfolio management.

Valued for being levelheaded, reasonable and acutely focused on getting the right result, Patricia is appreciated for minimizing the obstacles and disruptions her clients face.  Organized and meticulous, Patricia’s nearly two decades of experience allow her to see the bigger picture or endgame of a matter at the onset of the initiative.  This allows her to anticipate problems and issues early on, preparing her clients ahead of time should a challenge arise.
 

Professional Activities

New York City Bar Association Fashion Law Committee
 

Community Activities

St. Stephen of Hungary School Capital Campaign Steering Committee

St. Stephen of Hungary School Foundation Golf Outing Committee
 
Recognized as a leading practitioner by US Legal 500 for her work in the Intellectual Property: Trademarks Litigation area, 2020.

Recommended in World Trademark Review as “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals,” 2017-2020.
 
International Trademark Association
 

About

Patricia Werner is a member of the firm’s Trademark and Copyright and Litigation practice groups.  Patricia manages worldwide intellectual property portfolios and related protection and enforcement matters for numerous brands in industries spanning consumer products, entertainment and fashion.  She handles all aspects of trademark and copyright protection, including domestic and international trademark portfolio management, clearing and prosecuting trademarks, licensing, IP due diligence investigations and U.S. and foreign enforcement proceedings.

Notably, Patricia was recognized for four consecutive years by World Trademark Review as “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” from 2017-2020.  Patricia is described by her client as being “unwaveringly results focused…applies her hawk’s eye for detail and quality to great effect when managing worldwide portfolios and enforcing rights on behalf of leaders in the consumer products, entertainment and fashion theatres.”  In the 2020 edition of Legal 500 Intellectual Property: Trademarks Litigation area, clients describe Patricia as “expert and commercially astute.”

Patricia practices in all areas of domestic and foreign trademark, copyright and domain-name enforcement.  Her experience includes representing clients in court actions, oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings and preparing cease and desist letters.

Moreover, Patricia negotiates and prepares license agreements, performance agreements, coexistence agreements, settlement agreements and related intellectual property agreements.  In addition, she is involved in corporate transactions including negotiating asset purchase and related agreements for various transactional matters.  She also manages all aspects of trademark protection, including domestic and international trademark portfolio management.

Valued for being levelheaded, reasonable and acutely focused on getting the right result, Patricia is appreciated for minimizing the obstacles and disruptions her clients face.  Organized and meticulous, Patricia’s nearly two decades of experience allow her to see the bigger picture or endgame of a matter at the onset of the initiative.  This allows her to anticipate problems and issues early on, preparing her clients ahead of time should a challenge arise.
 

Professional Activities

New York City Bar Association Fashion Law Committee
 

Community Activities

St. Stephen of Hungary School Capital Campaign Steering Committee

St. Stephen of Hungary School Foundation Golf Outing Committee
 

Honors

Recognized as a leading practitioner by US Legal 500 for her work in the Intellectual Property: Trademarks Litigation area, 2020.

Recommended in World Trademark Review as “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals,” 2017-2020.
 

Memberships

International Trademark Association
 
Speaking Engagements
Publications
April 1, 2020 | Client Advisories
Kelley Drye Client Advisory
March 26, 2020 | Client Advisories
Kelley Drye Client Advisory
February 22, 2019 | Client Advisories
Kelley Drye Client Advisory