Kat M. Kershner

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Kat M. Kershner is an associate in Reed Smith’s San Francisco office whose trademark practice includes managing a global trademark portfolio, including both prosecution and enforcement actions in the U.S. and worldwide. She also handles disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in Federal Court.


Posts by Kat M. Kershner


Frankly My Dear I Don’t Give a Tam: The Oddball Consequences of In re Tam

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on the cloudy Wednesday morning of January 18, 2017. Although the Justices posed tough questions and intricate hypotheticals to both sides, the tone …

Amid Cultural Debate on Political Correctness, Trademarks with Racial Overtones Look Set for Supreme Court

Two cases making their way through the Federal courts may force the Supreme Court to consider the issue of what sorts of trademarks should be considered “disparaging,” …