Kerry Barrett focuses her practice on policing, defending, and enforcing intellectual property rights in the United States and abroad, specifically in the areas of trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, design patents, copyright, false advertising, and unfair business practices.
She also manages global trademark and domain name portfolios and regularly counsels clients regarding brand development and the use and enforcement of intellectual property rights worldwide.
Kerry's practice includes intellectual property litigation, domestic and international trademark prosecution and enforcement, copyright registration and litigation, music licensing counseling, as well as defending brands from online threats.
She has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States and in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Kerry has been responsible for major aspects of litigation, including drafting pleadings and motions, drafting and responding to discovery requests, and favorably negotiating discovery disputes. Kerry has participated in multiple trials, including drafting witness direct and cross-examination outlines, preparing witnesses for examination, preparing exhibits, and drafting post-hearing briefs. She has been on several trial teams for cases tried to complete defense verdicts.
In addition, Kerry has substantial experience in intellectual property matters related to mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic transactions. She reviews the intellectual property portfolio of target companies to identify potential issues and provides creative solutions to facilitate the signing and closing of transactions.
Kerry is active in the Firm's pro bono practice. She serves on the Executive Board of the Young Lawyers' Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
- Cleveland State University (J.D. summa cum laude 2017; Chief Managing Editor, Cleveland State Law Review); Ohio University (B.A. in Sociology cum laude 2014)
- Ohio; District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; accredited attorney, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs