Stephanie Bald is a partner at Kelly IP, LLP, where she specializes in trademark, false advertising, and unfair competition litigation, disputes, and strategic counseling. She has represented clients in federal courts across the country and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Experienced in all aspects of litigation, Stephanie has authored winning trial briefs and dispositive summary judgment motions. She has obtained and defeated requests for emergency relief, including motions for temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, and ex parte requests for discovery. Stephanie has handled a number of TTAB cases through trial, and also has significant appellate experience, having litigated trademark and domain name appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and other courts of appeals.
Within her counseling practice, Stephanie manages domestic and global trademark portfolios; advises clients on trademark enforcement strategies; and renders opinions on trademark infringement and dilution; false advertising; and the selection, use, registration, and licensing of trademarks. Stephanie is the current vice chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) Trademark Law Committee and has written extensively on trademark issues, including as a contributing author to leading treatises on trademark remedies and TTAB practice and procedure.
Stephanie previously practiced trademark and copyright law as an associate and then partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Washington, D.C.