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Kenneth Wilton

Kenneth Wilton

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Kenneth Wilton is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and chair of the firm’s national trademark practice. He has been teaching internet law at the USC Gould School of Law since 2008.

Selected in 2013 by the Daily Journal as one of California’s top intellectual property litigators, Wilton's practice focuses primarily on trademark, copyright and patent litigation in the United States federal courts, and counseling in the areas of trademark and copyright law. Wilton regularly counsels clients regarding Internet-related trademark and copyright issues and has successfully prosecuted and defended over two dozen proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP").

Prior to teaching at USC, Wilton lectured on intellectual property law at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business. Wilton is A/V Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell, was selected by his peers to be included in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2006-2012 biennial editions of “The Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners,” and recently was selected as a member of the International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2013.


June 14, 2017
Re: Daria Roithmayr

Daria Roithmayr was interviewed about the possible legal implications if President Donald Trump obstructed justice. “The probe has widened from Russian interference with US elections to possible obstruction of justice by President Trump,” Roithmayr explained. “The FBI frequently widens its investigation when it uncovers potential evidence of additional wrongdoing. That’s what has happened here. Mueller’s investigators are interviewing witnesses inside and outside the government in connection with Trump’s actions with regard to Comey and others in connection with the Russian inquiry. Mueller will make a set of findings about whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.”


Emily Ryo
April, 2017

“The Promise of a Subject-Centered Approach to Understanding Immigration Noncompliance.” Journal on Migration and Human Security 5 (2017): 285.

Abby K. Wood
April, 2017

“Measuring the Information Benefit of Campaign Finance Disclosure,” Southern California Law and Social Science (SoCLASS) Forum, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA.

Emily Ryo
April, 2017

2017 recipient of the Andrew Carnegie fellowship, Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program.