Kathleen McCarthy

King & Spalding LLP

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6th Avenue 1185
New York 10036 NY US

Kathleen E. McCarthy specializes in trademark, copyright, design and advertising law. As a partner in our Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Litigation practice, Katie represents clients in a wide array of industries including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, sports and entertainment, cosmetics, and food and beverages.

Katie appears on behalf of clients in federal court and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Katie also develops domestic and international protection and enforcement programs.

During her more than 30 years of experience, Katie has first-chaired numerous trials and preliminary injunction hearings. In addition to litigation and contested matters, Ms. McCarthy directs international and domestic trademark clearance and prosecution programs, manages domain name disputes and acquisitions, and develops social media and other intellectual property-related policies.

Katie also counsels clients on a broad range of IP-related matters, helping to find creative and practical solutions to legal challenges, and developing legal strategies that advance their business goals.

A Board member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Katie also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Trademark Association scholarly journal, The Trademark Reporter. Katie has presented at and co-chaired PLI’s IP Enforcement Update program annually since 2011 and frequently writes and speaks for PLI, INTA and other organizations on trademark, copyright and false advertising topics.


  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • B.A., College of the Holy Cross, Dean’s List


  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • New York


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