Kieran litigates trademark, copyright and product labeling matters in federal and state courts and counsels clients regarding trademark clearance, registration, prosecution, licensing and protection.  He also represents brandowners before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Kieran's clients include fashion, footwear, hair care and skin care companies, publishers, professional sports marketing and merchandising companies, restaurants, food and beverage manufacturers as well as businesses in the burgeoning medical marijuana industry.  Among others he has represented Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., QVC, Inc., HIGH TIMES Magazine, Edible Arrangements, Vogue International, and Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

Honors & Recognitions

In his court litigation and TTAB practice, Kieran Doyle “takes into account all the tiny details to deliver insightful strategic advice and excellent results”. 2019 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

Kieran Doyle is known to be "knowledgeable and easy to deal with, he adopts a pensive and nuanced approach."  2018 WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals

"[Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman’s] contentious and noncontentious practices dovetail seamlessly, with Kieran Doyle epitomizing this approach: 'He is a great all-rounder.' 'While skilled in prosecution and licensing, it is Doyle's talent as a litigator that makes him stand out.' He has long been considered an expert on trademarks for marijuana-related products, which is now paying real dividends as states begin to legalize the drug."  2017 WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 

  • WTR 1000 World Leading Trademark Professionals (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • New York "Super Lawyers" in Intellectual Property Law (2014 to present)

Community & Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Trademark Law, New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies.  (2007- Present)
  • Co-chair; Practising Law Institute Advanced Seminar in Trademark Law (2008-Present)
  • Vice-chair, American Intellectual Property Law Association Trademark Law Committee (2010 -2012)
  • Chair, AIPLA Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy Committee (2006-2010)
  • Contributor to Copyright Annual Review (1998-2006)




  • Major League Baseball Properties, Inc.
  • Serendipity 3, Inc.
  • Trans-High Corporation (High Times)
  • Vogue International, Inc. (Organix Shampoo)
  • Stone Mountain Accessories, Inc.
  • Nature's Best, Inc.
  • Iconix Brands Group, Inc.


  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, Associate (1995 - 98)
  • Legal Aid Society, Federal Defenders Division, Paralegal (1990 - 95)


Speaking Engagements




  • Palmer Kane, LLC v. Rosen Book Works LLC, 1:15-cv-7406 (S.D.N.Y 2015)
  • Palmer Kane LLC v. Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1:15-cv-7404 (S.D.N.Y. 2015)
  • MC Wellington, LLC v. Freshkids, LLC, 1:15 cv-8718 (S.D.N.Y. 2016)
  • Alor International, Ltd. v. QVC Inc., 2:16-cv-1638 (C.D. of CA 2016)
  • Quickcheck Corp. v. Gold Associates, Inc., 2:15-cv-06918 (D.N.J. 2015)
  • Trans-High Corporation, Inc. v. Richard Reimers, 2:14-CV-0279 (E.D. Washington. 2014)
  • Trans-High Corporation, Inc. v. Johnny Mennillo, T-2197-14 (Canadian Federal Court, Toronto, 2014)
  • Converse v. Fortune Dynamic, ITC Inv. No. 351-TA-936 (International Trade Commission, 2014)
  • Converse v. Nowhere, Inc., CV14 5991 (E.D.N.Y., 2014)
  • Converse v. Iconix Brands, Inc.,  ITC Inv. No. 351-TA-936 (International Trade Commission, 2014)
  • Golloher v. Todd Christopher International, Inc. d/b/a Vogue International,Case No. C12-06002 RS (N. D. of CA, October 7, 2013)
  • Center for Environmental Health v. Vogue International, RG 11580876 (CA Superior Court, September 13, 2012)
  • R Squared v. Serendipity 3, Inc., 11 Civ. 7155 (S.D.N.Y., September 30, 2012)
  • Moroccanoil v. Vogue International, et.al, Case No. CV10-10048 (C.D. of CA, January 7, 2011)
  • L.C. Licensing Inc. v. Berman, 86 U.SP.Q. 2d 1883 (T.T.A.B. 2008)
  • Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch, Inc. v. Otsar Sifrei Lubavitch, Inc., No. 01 CV 7406, 2004 U.S. Dist. Lexis 22637 (E.D.N.Y. 2004)
  • Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch, Inc. v. Otsar Sifrei Lubavitch, Inc., 312 F.3d 94 (2d Cir. 2002)
  • Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch, Inc. v. Mendel Sharf, 172 F. Supp. 2d 383 (E.D.N.Y. 2001)


Fordham University School of Law (JD 1995; Law Review: Associate Editor 1993 - 95)

Fordham University (BA 1990)


  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
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