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Kristin Garris

Kristin G. Garris, Counsel at Scarinci Hollenbeck in New York City, has a broad range of experience in handling trademark and copyright litigation and enforcement, as well as Internet and domain name enforcement matters. She has advised a wide range of clients for nearly 12 years on numerous intellectual property issues including IP ownership and protection, branding procedures and management, copyright protection, licensing, privacy policies and website terms of use, IP-related risk management, IP due diligence, data privacy regulations, and much more. She has significant experience with trademark proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Ms. Garris has created and implemented comprehensive trademark and copyright policing and enforcement programs for both U.S.-focused and international clients. Ms. Garris regularly counsels clients on the clearance of trademarks, protection and registration strategies for trademarks and copyrights, enforcement goals and business-friendly enforcement methods, the purchase and sale of IP (trademarks, copyrights, domain names, social media handles), IP monetization, and IP considerations for employment agreements, asset purchase agreements, master services agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

Ms. Garris has been honored with three awards for her pro bono volunteer work in connection with organizations such as Start Small Think Big, Inc. and Her Justice, Inc. She is involved with the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section (Fashion Law Committee) and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Copyright and Literary Property Committee), and is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA). Ms. Garris received her undergraduate degree from Davidson College, an M.A. from the University of Virginia, and a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.