Stephanie Bald

Partner at Kelly IP

Stephanie Bald specialises in trademark litigation, disputes and strategic counselling. She represents clients in federal courts across the country and before the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She also handles domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and has significant experience managing global trademark portfolios and advising clients on the selection, use, registration, enforcement and licensing of trademarks.

Ms Bald has been consistently recognised as a top trademark lawyer nationally. She has been named to Managing Intellectual Property’s Top 250 Women in IP (2014-2019), named to the World Trademark Review 1000 (2016-2020) and recognised as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property (2014-2020). In World Trademark Review 1000, clients describe her as “perfect in the trusted advisor role”, “an invaluable part of her client’s internal teams”, “a jack of all trades who does a fabulous job in everything”, “a fierce advocate with a wealth of experience”, “a real joy to work with” and someone clients can “always count on … to deliver a great result regardless of the issue”.

In December 2018 Ms Bald was appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce to serve a three-year term on the USPTO’s Trademark Public Advisory Committee. Ms Bald also has long been active with the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), where she has served as the chair and vice chair of the Trademark Law and Trademark Litigation Committees. She is currently a member of the AIPLA Board of Directors and Executive Committee of AIPLA’s Women and IP Committee. Since 2014 Ms Bald has been an adjunct professor at American University’s Washington College of Law, where she teaches an advanced course on trademark practice and procedure.

Before co-founding Kelly IP, Ms Bald practised trademark law as an associate and partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP in Washington DC.

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Kelly IP
1300 19th Street NW
Suite 300
Washington DC 20036
United States

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