Overview

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 brand owners 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.

"To paraphrase Jimmy Stewart, 'the three most exciting sounds in the world are anchor chains, airplane motors, and train whistles.' Add to those the sound of the road through an open car window; the sound of a boat motor on an Adirondack lake; and the near silence of a mountain hike, an empty ski slope in the morning, a snorkel excursion, and a canyon trail in the Southwest. Travel, exploration, adventure!"

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)

Experience

Experience

  • Litigates trademark and product labeling matters in federal and state courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Counsels clients in a wide range of industries such as fashion, footwear, hair care and skin care companies, publishers, professional sports marketing and merchandising companies, restaurants, food and beverage manufacturers
  • For many years he has represented Trans-High Corporation, publisher of HIGH TIMES Magazine, the world’s leading cannabis magazine. In the burgeoning cannabis industry, he also guides clients such as MM Enterprises USA, LLC  b.a. MedMen, a medical marijuana distributor in New York, through the current legal challenges.  He has developed core strategies brand owners can use to protect their trademarks in the face of inconsistent and confusing federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Other clients he has represented include Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., QVC, Inc., Edible Arrangements, Vogue International (OGX shampoo), Iconix Brand Group, Inc., Serendipity 3 restaurant, Wicked Fashion( SOUTHPOLE clothing and accessories), Hudson Outerwear, Maxima Apparel
  • He has represented various shoe manufacturers sued by Converse for trade dress infringement in shoe and sneaker designs, and a cosmetics manufacturer sued for using allegedly misleading trademarks
Prior Employment
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, Associate (1995 - 98)
  • Legal Aid Society, Federal Defenders Division, Paralegal (1990 - 95)

Newsroom

Speaking Engagements

Publications

Cases

Cases

  • 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)

Education

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

Fordham University (BA 1990)

Admissions

  • 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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