Timothy Kelly serves as Chair of the Firm’s Trademark Practice Group. He has extensive experience in all aspects of trademark, unfair competition, and false advertising law, including domestic and international trademark portfolio management, clearing and prosecuting trademarks, licensing, IP due diligence investigations, and litigation both in the district and appellate courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Tim is also Chair of the Firm’s Consumer Goods Practice and has represented a wide range of clients in various industries including financial services, apparel, human foods and confections, pet foods, pharmaceuticals, electronics, appliances, consumer goods, and publications.
Tim also has experience negotiating and litigating Internet domain name and other e-commerce disputes, as well as experience in pharmaceutical and consumer products patent litigation.
He has been given many awards and accolades recognizing his unique talents and client-focused approach to the practice of law. He is recognized as an IP Star 2013-15 editions of Managing Intellectual Property. He is listed in Legal 500 2007-15 for Trademarks; non-contentious (full coverage), and in 2010-15 Trademarks: litigation. Timothy is recognized in the 2015 edition of Leaders League for New York and USA: Trademark Litigation and USA: Trademark Prosecution and in the 2014 edition of Leaders League for New York and USA: Trademark, Copyright & General IP and New York and USA: Trademark Prosecution. He was also listed in the 2008-16 editions of the Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners and was recognized in the 2011-16 editions of World Trademark Review 1000. He was recognized as a Top New York City Intellectual Property Litigator in the 2015 and 2016 issues of Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition.
Tim is editor of the firm's Trademark Law & Practice Update and is a member of the Firm’s Recruiting Committee.
Tim secured a temporary restraining and seizure order from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on behalf of client Schaeffler Technologies against a distributor of counterfeit automobile clutches and clutch components. Thereafter, working with a team made up of the client and several U.S. Marshals from the Miami office of the US Marshal’s Service, Tim executed the seizure Order and confiscated several thousand pieces of counterfeit product.