Keith Toms

Partner at McCarter & English LLP

Keith Toms is a skilled IP attorney with extensive experience helping his clients get the most out of their IP assets. He makes it a point to understand his clients’ business goals so he can provide incisive advice on how to transform their ideas, creativity and reputation into a sustainable and protectable business advantage.

Mr Toms regularly counsels clients on optimal strategies for securing and enforcing their trademark portfolios, both in the United States and internationally. He has advised clients on trademark selection and clearance issues in the fields of pharmaceuticals, international sporting competitions, scientific instruments, apparel, consumer products, software and alcoholic beverages, among others. He also has experience counselling clients on issues relating to reviving abandoned legacy brands.

Mr Toms is also an adept IP litigator, with extensive experience enforcing patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets, both in the federal courts and before administrative bodies such as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr Toms has litigated patents covering numerous technologies, including pharmaceuticals, next-generation gene-sequencing kits, micro-electromechanical devices, medical devices, computer software and sporting equipment. He has also succeeded in high-stakes trademark litigation and opposition proceedings to both enforce and defend clients’ brands. Mr Toms has also successfully enforced copyright against national retail chains and defended a musical artist against a charge of copyright infringement.

Professional associations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • INTA

Firm details

McCarter & English LLP
265 Franklin Street
Boston MA 02110
United States

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