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Trademark Practice Chair at Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Kenneth L Wilton is the national chair of Seyfarth Shaw’s trademark practice and a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
Chosen by Best of the Best as one of the top 30 US trademark practitioners in 2019, he has been consistently recognised by Who’s Who Legal for his work as a trademark lawyer and by Managing Intellectual Property as a trademark IP Star; in 2013 he was also selected by the Daily Journal as one of the top 75 IP litigators in California.
Working with a variety of clients in the pharmaceutical, consumer product and alcoholic beverage spaces, Mr Wilton’s practice focuses primarily on trademark, false advertising, copyright and right of publicity counselling and litigation. His trademark practice is international in scope, and he regularly provides counsel on internet-related, social media and cross-border trademark protection issues. Domestically, he litigates infringement and counterfeiting disputes in the federal courts, and has extensive experience in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the US Patent and Trademark Office, including over a dozen trials. He has supervised the conduct of international anti-counterfeiting activities and has prevailed in over two dozen proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.
Mr Wilton is a co-founder of Seyfarth’s false advertising and product labelling and warnings group, which gathers Seyfarth attorneys across practices including intellectual property, commercial litigation and product liability to address the increasing advertising-related challenges faced by clients across all industries.
Additionally, Mr Wilton participates in the broader national and international trademark communities. He was a contributing editor to the 2019 and 2020 editions of the California’s Continuing Education of the Bar’s Internet Law and Practice in California. Previously, he was co-chair of the California State Bar’s Internet and Privacy Law Committee. He has been an active member of INTA since 2006, including as a contributor to the Trademark Reporter and member of the Academic, Unfair Competition and Enforcement Committees; he also speaks regularly at INTA’s annual and leadership meetings.