Karen A. Post Partner
Karen Post specializes in all aspects of trademark and copyright law, providing intellectual property counsel to the firm’s clients. Karen also has expertise in drafting and negotiating various kinds of contracts.
Trademarks: Karen regularly advises clients regarding the availability, protection and registrability of trademarks and service marks. She prosecutes trademark applications and prepares and files the necessary documents to maintain trademark registrations. She prepares and responds to cease and desist letters regarding trademarks, and represents clients in domain name disputes. Karen negotiates and drafts trademark license agreements, as well as collaborative agreements that include trademark licensing provisions.
Copyrights: Karen counsels the firm’s clients regarding a wide range of copyright issues, including analyzing whether the use of a third party’s materials may be considered “fair use” under copyright law or whether a license would be required. She assists clients with all kinds of license agreements, as well as copyright registrations. Karen represents clients who believe that their works have been infringed by others, as well as clients who have been accused of infringing the rights of a third party.
Contracts: Karen drafts and negotiates all sorts of contracts, including consulting agreements, license agreements, collaboration agreements and spin-off agreements. She writes agreements that non-attorneys can read and actually understand. She always makes certain that our clients’ interests are protected, including ensuring that agreements contain strong provisions concerning ownership and license rights, confidentiality, representations and warranties and indemnification, as appropriate.
Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1991
University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts & Sciences, B.A., 1988
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, B.S. in Economics, 1988
District of Columbia
Prior Professional Experience:
Dow, Lohnes, Senior Counsel
Taught class on Copyright & Trademark Law at George Washington University’s Center for Professional Development, 2002