Kelly M. Horein

Associate Washington, D.C.
kelly.horein dbr.com
Phone: (202) 230-5107

About

Kelly M. Horein* assists clients with all aspects of brand management, including domestic and international trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement. When litigation is necessary, Kelly handles disputes, including trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and trademark litigation in federal court. In addition, Kelly prepares and negotiates intellectual property agreements, counsels businesses on website development and social media issues, and assesses product packaging for compliance. She has also led the restructuring of the worldwide trademark portfolio of a Fortune 100 company.

While in law school, Kelly served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Donetta W. Ambrose of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and a law clerk at the Federal Communications Commission. In her free time, Kelly enjoys playing the cello and has performed with local community orchestras.

*Admitted in Pennsylvania only. District of Columbia Bar application pending; practice supervised by partners of the firm who are active D.C. Bar members pursuant to D.C. Bar Rule 49(c)(8).

Recognitions

Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar, Boston University School of Law

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude
  • Duquesne University, B.A., 2009, summa cum laude

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Organizations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • International Trademark Association 
  • Brand Activation Association