Meaghan Kent is an experienced intellectual property attorney. She works with her clients to develop their intellectual property portfolios from a practical, business-minded perspective, and to license, enforce, and litigate intellectual property efficiently and productively. In particular, she focuses on working with toy and game and related entertainment companies, innovative consumer product companies, and art publishers.
Meaghan is particularly knowledgeable and skilled in copyright law, including development of copyright portfolios, registration, enforcement strategies, licensing, clearance, fair use analysis, and litigation. She began her career defending real estate developers who were accused of copyright infringement of architectural plans and over the years has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in copyright litigation all over the country. She co-authored An Associate's Guide to the Practice of Copyright Law, first published by Oxford University Press in 2009, and now in its third edition, published by LexisNexis.
Meaghan also regularly counsels on trademark and brand protection and litigates trademark and trade dress disputes in both federal court litigation and cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has particular experience in resolving online disputes over trademark and copyright, including online counterfeiting; cyberpiracy and domain name matters (ACPA, UDRP, URS); keyword advertising, meta tagging, and click fraud matters; Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) take-downs and counter-notifications; and publicity matters involving social media. She works with clients to develop efficient enforcement strategies to effectively monitor and abate online infringement and is proud to advise the Art Copyright Coalition and the Toy Association on such matters.
Meaghan is also a Registered Patent Attorney, admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She has litigated patent cases through trial and to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as before the International Trade Commission (ITC).