Catherine MC Farrelly

Partner at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Catherine MC Farrelly is a partner and chair of the Trademark & Brand Management Group at Frankfurt Kurnit in New York City, and a member of the firm’s Litigation Group.

Ms Farrelly is an internationally recognised leader in the field of trademark law who advises some of the world’s leading brands on IP matters. She helps her clients plan strategies, manage trademark portfolios and protect trademarks and other intellectual property in the US and world markets. She represents well-known companies in a variety of industries, including entertainment, finance, sports, cosmetics, toys, beverages and real estate.

Ms Farrelly has focused on trademark and copyright law for 20 years and regularly provides clients with strategic advice regarding the availability, validity and enforceability of trademarks. She also has significant experience preventing the unauthorised use of trademarks and copyrights through litigation, arbitration and negotiation.

In addition to representing clients in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Ms Farrelly helps clients establish, maintain and grow domestic and international trademark portfolios. She negotiates and structures trademark and copyright licences and assignments; regularly shuts down online auctions of infringing goods and false advertising on social media platforms; and resolves domain name disputes.

Ms Farrelly is an advisory board member for the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic; vice chair of the Trademark Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law; chair of the ABA’s USPTO Operations Relating to Trademarks Subcommittee; and a member of INTA, MARQUES, the Copyright Society, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association and the New York State Bar Association. She is admitted to practise in New York, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the US Supreme Court.

Professional associations

  • ABA
  • INTA

Sample client list

  • AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co
  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc
  • Hasbro, Inc
  • National Hockey League
  • New York Road Runners, Inc
  • Pernod-Ricard

Firm details

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
28 Liberty Street
New York NY 10005
United States

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