Keelin Hargadon

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Title: Trademark Attorney
Qualifications: Attorney at Law

Location: Houston
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hargadon@oshaliang.com

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED

Keelin Hargadon’s practice area encompasses trademark, trade secret, copyright and litigation, with a focus on trademark prosecution and enforcement on both the domestic and international level.

EXPERIENCE

Keelin has worked with businesses of all sizes in industries such as makeup and personal care, financial services, high-tech, apparel, pet products, food and beverage, and oil and gas.  This varied experience allows Keelin to assist businesses in developing tailored strategies for brand selection and management.  In addition to domestic and international trademark prosecution, Keelin has extensive experience with trademark opposition and cancellation practice in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Keelin also frequently works with clients to secure and enforce rights to domain names, utilizing UDRP proceedings and other trademark-squatting policing strategies.  Other areas of enforcement include removal of infringing products from major online retailers, and resolving disputes regarding parallel imports internationally.  Keelin lives in Houston with her two children.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., South Texas College of Law (2013)
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Texas (2004)

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • “Top Lawyer,” H Texas magazine (2017)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • 3 Strategies Used By Chinese Trademark Squatters, Law360 (2017)
  • WIPO Reports High Number of Cybersquatting Cases, Osha Liang Newsletter (2016)
  • Focus on Trademarks: Registration of Derogatory Terms, Osha Liang Newsletter (2016)
  • Updates and Changes in Chinese Trademark and Copyright Law, Osha Liang Newsletter (2013)
  • Negotiations Component, Royalties (co-author), State Bar of Texas CLE Article (2011)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association