Carrie L.Kiedrowski

Partner

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7129

Carrie Kiedrowski has more than 16 years of brand protection and enforcement experience and has particular success in resolving online trademark infringement issues and in domain name dispute arbitration actions before the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Carrie effectively counsels global and national clients on the enforcement of trademark rights on the internet and on the proper use of brands in social media advertising. She focuses on defending brands from online threats and provides day-to-day advice on worldwide brand development and protection programs, domestic and international trademark clearance and prosecution, trademark due diligence, trademark licensing, and online copyright matters. Carrie also has significant experience managing international trademark and domain name portfolios and works closely with foreign counsel in more than 130 countries throughout the world. Recent industry experience includes free knowledge and open source products and services, insurance and financial services, mobile applications, software, consumer products, educational assessment products and services, film and packaging products, food and beverage products, and real estate development services. Carrie represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation actions before the USPTO and assists in U.S. federal district court trademark litigation cases.

Carrie is lead pro bono trademark counsel for several global nonprofit organizations, such as Room to Read, in which underserved individuals receive literacy and educational support. Prior to joining Jones Day, Carrie was a counselor for people with disabilities for approximately 10 years with the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission.

Experience

  • Shiseido acquires Drunk Elephant™ for $845 millionJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation in its $845 million acquisition of Drunk Elephant™.
  • Educational Testing Service invests $2 million into LearnLaunch-operated, ETS-sponsored accelerator for education start-upsJones Day advised Educational Testing Service in its $2 million investment into a LearnLaunch-operated, ETS-sponsored accelerator for education start-ups.
  • Southern Company sells certain Florida assets to NextEra Energy for $6.5 billionJones Day advised Southern Company in three separate transactions for the sale of several of its Florida assets – Gulf Power Company, Florida City Gas, and the entities holding Southern Power’s interest in Plant Oleander and Plant Stanton – to NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) for an aggregate purchase price of $6.5 billion, including total equity value of approximately $5.1 billion.
  • Flowers Foods acquires Canyon Bakehouse for $205 millionJones Day advised Flowers Foods, Inc. in its $205 million acquisition (including a performance-based contingent payment of $5 million) of Canyon Bakehouse, LLC, a privately held, gluten-free baking company based in Johnstown, Colorado.
  • Lennox International sells its Brazilian refrigeration business to Elgin S.A.Jones Day advised Lennox International Inc., a global manufacturer of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration products, in the auction and sale of its Brazilian refrigeration business (doing business as "Heatcraft do Brazil") to Elgin S.A., a Brazilian-based commercial products manufacturer.
  • Southern Company sells Pivotal Home Solutions to American Water Works Company, Inc. for $363.7 millionJones Day advised Southern Company in the $363.7 million sale of its subsidiary Nicor Energy Services Company (d/b/a Pivotal Home Solutions) to American Water Works Company, Inc.
  • Lennox International sells refrigeration businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia to Beijer Ref ABJones Day advised Lennox International Inc. in the sale of its refrigeration businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia to Beijer Ref AB.
  • Shiseido Americas sells its RéVive Skincare brand to affiliate of Tengram Capital PartnersJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation, a subsidiary of Shiseido Co., Ltd., a leading global cosmetics company, in connection with the sale of its RéVive Skincare brand to an affiliate of Tengram Capital Partners.
  • Cylance develops worldwide trademark portfolio for cybersecurity softwareJones Day advises Cylance, Inc. on the development and enforcement of its worldwide trademark portfolio directed to leading machine learning-based cybersecurity software and related services.
  • Riverside acquires Sina Pearson TextilesJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of Sina Pearson Textiles Inc., a contract textile supplier that designs and distributes fabric to architectural and design firms.
  • Shiseido Americas acquires Gurwitch ProductsJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation ("Shiseido Americas"), a subsidiary of Shiseido Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section: 4911), a leading global cosmetics company, in connection with the acquisition of Gurwitch Products, LLC ("Gurwitch") from Alticor, Inc.
  • Arctic Glacier U.S.A. successfully resolves litigation involving GLACIER trademark for bagged iceJones Day successfully represented Arctic Glacier USA, Inc., the second largest distributor of bagged ice in North America against a competitor, Glacier Water Inc., that had begun using the GLACIER trademark in connection with ice products.
  • Arctic Glacier sells business and assets to affiliates of H.I.G. Capital for approximately $435 millionJones Day represented Arctic Glacier International, Inc. and its affiliates as U.S. counsel in their sale of substantially all their respective assets to affiliates of H.I.G. Capital for $434.5 million subject to adjustment under the asset purchase agreement.
  • BenefitMall completes sale to Austin Ventures and merger with CompuPayJones Day advised BenefitMall, one of the nation's leading providers of products, services, and tools to employee benefits insurance brokers, in connection with its sale to an investor group led by Austin Ventures.
  • ETS acquires MyCollegeiJones Day advised Educational Testing Service in its acquisition of MyCollegei, a cutting-edge, user-friendly platform created to assist colleges, universities, and corporations in more effectively managing their application process.
  • Entrepreneur Media seeks to have judgment it obtained in a trademark infringement suit declared nondischargeable in bankruptcyJones Day represents Entrepreneur Media, Inc. in the enforcement of a trademark infringement and judgment in a bankruptcy proceeding.
  • FocusDriven - Advocates for Cell-Free Driving gets assistance in raising awarenessJones Day assisted FocusDriven – Advocates for Cell-Free Driving to incorporate in D.C. as a nonprofit corporation and to apply for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Abbott acquires Visiogen in a $400 million private company mergerJones Day advised Abbott Laboratories in the $400 million acquisition of Visiogen, Inc., an ophthalmic medical device company specializing in the development of new vision alternatives for patients with cataracts.
  • Patriarch Partners acquires Spiegel BrandsJones Day represented Patriarch Partners Management Group, LLC in connection with its acquisition and related financing of substantially all of the operating assets of Spiegel Brands, Inc., a retailer of women's apparel and home décor products, and affiliates out of foreclosure.
  • Toni & Guy's Mascolo brothers sell TIGI hair product business and advanced education academies for $411.5 million to UnileverJones Day advised Mascolo Brothers Limited in its $411.5 million sale of the global TIGI professional hair product business and its supporting advanced education academies to Unilever.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • March 21, 2019
      Women in IP Speaker Series: Everything You Wanted To Know About Recent Trademark Challenges, But Were Afraid To Ask
    • March 3, 2016
      Hashtags as Trademarks - PTO and District Court Perspectives, Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association
    • May 2015
      INTA 2015 - Hashtags and brand protection
    • October 23, 2014
      Social Media, Chapter Two, INTA Roundtable Presentation
    • March 2, 2011
      Social Media: Legal Considerations, Jones Day CLE Academy
    • December 3, 2009
      Intellectual Property at Home and Abroad
    • June 19, 2009
      INTA Roundtable: How the USPTO Treats Fraud in Trademark Applications and Registrations
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