Jeff Katz, a partner in the Intellectual Property + Media and the Advertising + Marketing Practice Groups, helps his clients build, protect and enforce trademarks and optimize the value of brands worldwide. He represents some of the world’s largest companies and most iconic brands, including clients in the music and entertainment, education, food and restaurant, transportation, and advertising and marketing communication industries.
Jeff counsels individuals and businesses on the full range of trademark issues, from name selection, registration, and use in traditional and digital advertising and marketing communications through global protection and enforcement. Clients also rely on him to handle domain name protection and enforcement proceedings, and day-to-day trademark, copyright and licensing issues that can enormously impact their business operations.
Regarded as responsive, erudite and pragmatic, Jeff knows his clients’ businesses and personalities. He develops practical solutions based on each client’s needs, risk profile and how trademark matters may play out and interface with corporate goals, franchising, or other marketing and business considerations. Recognizing that relatively small matters can be disruptive to a company if not managed promptly, Jeff resolves issues quickly, streamlines processes, minimizes costs, mitigates risks, and helps clients avoid costly litigation, whenever possible.
Whether advising on international portfolios, protecting Ivy League marks or TV, radio and new media interests, Jeff avoids contention, always striving for effective working relationships with opposing counsel to achieve the best outcome for his clients.