Trademark & Copyright Attorney
Kelley Keller’s practice focuses on a broad range of domestic and international intellectual property issues, with an emphasis on trademark and copyright matters, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights, and providing counsel and advice on brand expansion and management, domain name disputes, copyright protection, and internet law.
Kelley has represented clients across a broad range of industries, including the fields of banking and payments technologies, electronics, supermarkets, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and entertainment. She counsels clients on use and registration of trademarks in the United States and abroad, including best practices for the selection, adoption, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks, service marks, and other forms of trade identity (trade dress, product design, product configuration, and right-of-publicity).
Kelley frequently negotiates the settlement of pre-litigation disputes, handles opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and litigates various intellectual property disputes in the federal courts.
The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., High Distinction
The Catholic University of America – Columbus School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
King’s College London – Dickson Poon School of Law, Studies in UK, EU & US Copyright Law
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Commonwealth of Virginia (Inactive)
Supreme Court of Virginia (Inactive)
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Kelley has over 25 years of experience working with intellectual property matters. She began her career as Director of Continuing Legal Education and International Programs with the National Intellectual Property Law Institute, a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. In this role, she traveled to nearly two dozen countries working with United States and foreign embassies, and high level government, academic, industry, and judicial personnel around the world on issues related to intellectual property and its relationship to the global trading environment. She also visited numerous research laboratories throughout the country and gained a clear understanding of the technology transfer process from government and university laboratories to the private sector, and relies on that experience in her daily practice of law.
Kelley also spent several years working in intellectual property law firms, including the largest IP boutique, and AmLaw 100 firm, in the United States. During this time, she gained broad experience assisting companies doing business at home and abroad, and international companies entering the U.S. market to protect their intellectual property assets. Her legal work comprised transactions in more than 200 jurisdictions around the world and included mega brands such as DISNEY®, TOYOTA®, SAFEWAY®, VERIZON®, BRIDGESTONE®, and TAKEDA® Pharmaceuticals. In 2010, Kelley shifted to solo practice and concentrated her services on startups and small businesses, helping them create and implement legal strategies in alignment with their specific stage of business.