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Kenneth Wilton

Kenneth Wilton

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: January 8, 2018




Kenneth Wilton is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and chair of the firm’s national trademark practice.  Wilton’s practice focuses primarily on trademark, false advertising, copyright and patent litigation in the U.S. federal courts, and counseling and prosecution in the areas of trademark and copyright law. He has extensive experience litigating trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as the filing and prosecution of trademark applications. He has filed or defended over two dozen proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

Wilton taught Internet Law at USC's Gould School of Law since 2008. He has lectured on intellectual property and Internet Law at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business, and has presented in the areas of copyright and trademark law, including the protection of intellectual property on the Internet and domain name disputes, to professional and business organizations.

Since 2013, Wilton has been identified as one of the World Trademark Review’s Top 1000 trademark practitioners worldwide and has been included in the International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers. In 2013 he was selected as one of the Daily Journal’s top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California. Since 2006 he has been named one of the “World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners” in bi-annual surveys conducted by Managing Intellectual Property of over 4,000 practitioners in 60 countries.

Wilton earned his JD from Hastings College of Law and his BA in History from UCLA.
 

 

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