Katy M. Basile

Katy M. Basile

Katy M. Basile is a highly regarded Intellectual Property partner based in Reed Smith’s Silicon Valley office. Her practice encompasses all aspects of trademark law, from trademark and brand creation to litigation. Katy serves as primary outside counsel for several world famous brands, advising on trademark clearance, prosecution and related transactions domestically and worldwide. Katy further litigates trademark infringement and unfair competition actions in federal and regularly practices before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and successfully uses ADR proceedings to settle numerous trademark cases.


Posts by Katy M. Basile


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,” …