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Karen Won Joins Mintz Bolstering IP and Life Sciences Practices

Mintz is pleased to announce that Karen Won, an intellectual property attorney with comprehensive experience across all aspects of a trademark practice – counseling, disputes, prosecution, and transactions – has joined the firm as a Member.

Ms. Won has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage start-ups.  She has advised many clients in the life sciences industry, particularly in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices.  Her clients also range across the broader technology sector including e-commerce, mobile apps, and SaaS. 

Ms. Won has specialized experience in counseling life sciences clients on branding matters across all stages of the development and commercialization lifecycle, including clinical trial branding, drug naming, brand licensing.  Clients particularly seek her guidance on structuring and implementing coordinated strategies to obtain requisite drug name approvals across USPTO and FDA review procedures.    

The counseling side of Ms. Won’s practice includes advising on brand strategy, trademark clearance and use, copyright and trade dress protection, trademark and copyright enforcement, and trademark portfolio analysis.  She handles domestic and international trademark prosecution, working with foreign counsel to implement a coordinated strategy across the global trademark portfolio.

In the transactional side of her practice, Ms. Won regularly negotiates and drafts trademark licenses, advises clients on trademark/copyright issues in commercial agreements, and conducts portfolio analysis.  Her experience with disputes has included representing clients on both sides of infringement and false advertising claims in cease & desist letters, TTAB proceedings, and federal litigation.  

“We’re pleased to welcome Karen to the firm,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “The pragmatic, strategic guidance she’s known for is a great fit with our thriving intellectual property practice. She deepens our capabilities to best serve our clients both in our intellectual property group and in our nationally-recognized life sciences practice.”

Prior to joining Mintz, Ms. Won was a special counsel and associate in the Trademark, Copyright & Advertising practice with Cooley LLP. While in law school, she served as a senior editor of the Harvard International Law Journal and as a legal intern with the International Justice Division of Human Rights Watch in Belgium.

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