Kelly P McCarthy

Partner at Sideman & Bancroft LLP

Kelly P McCarthy represents clients in relation to brand protection issues, trademark enforcement and portfolio management. Her clients include public and private entities, from emerging regional companies to global industry leaders.

Ms McCarthy advises clients on a variety of trademark and brand protection issues, including matters involving product and corporate name selection; trademark availability and clearance; worldwide branding strategies; trademark-related agreements, including licences; management and prosecution of worldwide and US trademark portfolios; disputes before the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; domain name disputes and cybersquatting concerns; foreign, domestic and online anti-counterfeiting and enforcement measures; advertising, claims and promotions, and social media and internet marketing issues.

Ms McCarthy specialises in the development and implementation of customised and comprehensive brand protection programmes that focus on global trademark portfolio growth while combatting product counterfeiting concerns and other infringements.

Prior to joining Sideman & Bancroft LLP, Ms McCarthy was of counsel at Tomlinson Zisko LLP.

Ms McCarthy is a member of INTA’s Research Advisory Council and a co-chair of the Brand Growth Strategies Subcommittee. She is also a member of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Association and the Personal Care and Products Council. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Zoological Society. Ms McCarthy is the author of a number of articles and journal publications, and speaks and writes frequently on IP issues.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • Personal Care and Products Council
  • San Francisco Intellectual Property Association

Firm details

Sideman & Bancroft LLP
One Embarcadero Center
Twenty-Second Floor
San Francisco CA 94111
United States

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