Renner Otto Adds New Seasoned Partner, Expanding Rapidly Growing Trademark Practice


Rita Kline joins Renner Otto as the firm’s newest Partner, bringing with her extensive trademark experience working with a myriad of international and domestic businesses and organizations.

With over 20 years in practice, Kline is known in the industry as a seasoned and highly respected trademark attorney. She advises clients on all facets of brand management, including complex trademark matters and adversarial proceedings, and management of international intellectual property portfolios.

Kline is a graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where she is also an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Trademark and Unfair Competition Law.

The firm also welcomes Sheila Pacsi, Kline’s long-time Paralegal and former Renner Otto employee. Together they will work to continue the growth of Rita’s and the firm’s trademark and copyright practice.

“Renner Otto has a solid reputation as being one of the most progressive, highly-specialized, and full-service IP firms in the industry”, said Kline. “My number one priority has always been how I can best serve clients. Not only does the firm share those same values, but their investment into in the future of IP will allow me to better, more efficiently service the legal needs of clients, while being a part of the firm’s growth.”

“We are very excited to welcome Rita and Sheila,” said Renner Otto’s Managing Partner, Luis Carrion. “Rita and Sheila joining is a big win for Renner Otto and for our clients. Our strategic plan calls out for significant growth of our trademark practice so we may better serve our clients. Rita and Sheila joining validate the success we’ve already had and significantly accelerates the group’s growth.”

About Renner Otto:

Renner Otto has been Advancing Innovation since 1880 and our legacy lies in the hundreds of thousands of matters we’ve managed over the years. As a boutique Intellectual Property firm located in Cleveland, Ohio, we protect, manage, enforce and defend IP assets for global and domestic clients whose relationships with our firm span decades. For more information, please visit


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