kbasile@reedsmith.com

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Katy is highly regarded in her field, with a practice that encompasses all aspects of trademark law – from trademark and brand creation to trademark litigation. Her unique combination of private practice and in-house counsel experience allows her to provide strategic and targeted advice that is simultaneously comprehensive and pragmatic. Her in-house experience managing famous and unusual trademarks gave her a truly international perspective and practice.

Awards & Recognition

  • WTR 1000, consecutively identified in The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals Ranking 2013-2017
  • Top 250 Women in IP and IP Stars (2013 - 2017)
  • Nominated as one of the world's leading practitioners in Trademarks (2014 - 2017)
  • Selected as one of California's "Super Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers Magazine (2014 - 2017)
  • San Jose (CA) Business Journal, Woman of Influence, 2012
  • Recognized in Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500 US, International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers

Credentials

  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif
  • University of California, Irvine, B.A., German
  • University of California, Irvine, B.S., Biology

  • California

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California

  • American Bar Association
  • IP Inns of Court
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • European Community Trademark Association  (ECTA)
  • INTA Presidential Task Force Member on Committee Structure, Participation and Function, 2015
  • INTA Saul Lefkowtiz Moot Court, National Chair, 2012-2013
  • Volunteers in Parole, VIP, Outstanding Match/Mentor Award, 1996, 2000, 2007