Kristen McCallion is a Principal in the New York office of Fish & Richardson and Chair of the firm’s Copyright Group. Ms. McCallion represents businesses in the consumer products, Internet, media, and interactive entertainment industries in copyright, trademark, trade dress, and unfair competition litigation in federal district courts, appellate courts and state courts.
She advises clients on proper trademark adoption and use to increase brand awareness and maximize the value of trademark portfolios. With her clients, she develops both domestic and foreign trademark filing programs, thereby securing registration protection on a global scale, fortifying brand strength and reducing costs associated with foreign trademark disputes. Ms. McCallion also represents trademark owners in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings in the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Ms. McCallion also regularly counsels clients on a broad spectrum of copyright matters, including infringement, registration, and fair use issues. Working in collaboration with her clients, she implements filing strategies to develop comprehensive copyright registration portfolios. Ms. McCallion applies her highly specialized knowledge of copyright registration practices and procedures to formulate defensive strategies in copyright disputes and litigation. She also actively enforces her clients’ copyrights against infringers.
She has been named an “IP Star” and one of the “Top 250 Women in Law” by Managing Intellectual Property and ranked in the top tier of trademark attorneys at the state and national level by World Trademark Review‘s WTR 1000. In the 2018 edition of WTR 1000, Ms. McCallion is described as an attorney who “wields superb judgement and is extremely strategic,” and who is “intelligent, formidable and a pleasure to deal with; there’s no time wasting with her, so you’re able to get to a resolution more quickly.” Ms. McCallion has also been selected by Super Lawyers New York, recommended by The Legal 500 for Trademark and Copyright work, named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching,” featured in The New York Times Magazine, and named “Empire State Counsel” by the New York State Bar Association.
Prior to law school, Ms. McCallion served as a media, public relations, and corporate communications executive in the entertainment industry.
March 3, 2020
Fish & Richardson Named Top Trademark Law Firm for 10th Straight Year by World Trademark Review
January 15th, 2020 | 1:00 pm EST
Trademark & Copyright Webinar: 2019 Year in Review
February 21, 2019
Fish Named Top Trademark Law Firm for Ninth Straight Year by World Trademark Review
January 24th, 2018 | 1:00 pm EST
Trademark & Copyright 2017 Year in Review Webinar
Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog
June 27, 2019
First Amendment: 3, Lanham Act: 0 - SCOTUS Holds Lanham Act Prohibition on Immoral and Scandalous Marks is Unconstitutional Restriction on Free Speech
Authors: Annie Hartnett, Kristen McCallion
May 22, 2019
Fish & Richardson Announces 32 Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
March 5th, 2019 | 8:00 am CDT
World Trademark Review (WTR): Brand Protection Online
October 11th, 2018
Consero's Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting Executive Roundtable
July 26th, 2018 | 8:00 am EDT
Consero: Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting Executive Roundtable
October 17th, 2017 | 8:00 am CDT
World Trademark Review: Managing Trademark Assets
July 27th, 2017 | 8:15 am EDT
Consero 2017 Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting Roundtable
May 23rd, 2017 | 6:00 pm EDT
World Trademark Review: WTR Industry Awards 2017