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Katherine B. Felice

Associate
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1395
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Kate focuses on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation in federal courts, trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy matters, and trademark prosecution and portfolio management.

She has extensive experience researching and drafting pleadings, motions and memoranda of law, in litigations involving trademark and copyright infringement, trade secrets, unfair competition, business torts, and contractual disputes.

Before entering private practice, Kate served as a law clerk to Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby, Chief United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York and an attorney at Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute, which strives to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Federal Bar Council
  • Member, Intellectual Property and Innovation American Inns of Court
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Syracuse University College of Law
    • The American Society of Legal Writers’ Scribes Award for Legal Writing
    • Notes & Comments Editor, Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce
    • L. Frederick E. Goldie Publication Award for Legal Scholarship
    • CALI Award for Legal Communications & Research

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Represented a health care facilities network in a trademark infringement action that was favorably resolved following discovery and prior to trial.*
  • Represented a family-owned food products company in a trademark infringement action against a luxury hotel and casino and helped negotiate a favorable settlement before trial.*
  • Represented a multinational consumer goods corporation in a distributor contract dispute that was resolved favorably after discovery and prior to trial.*
  • Represented a consumer-goods corporation in a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceeding that successfully achieved transfer of the disputed domain name from a cybersquatter to the client-corporation.*
  • Represented a multi-national consumer-goods corporation in a distributor contract dispute that was resolved favorably after discovery and prior to trial.*
  • Counseled a large New York private university concerning copyright issues and best practices in connection with access to digital versions of copyrighted works in its private collection.*
  • Defended a municipality, its former mayor, several employees, and the City Council in an action by two businesses that asserted New York statutory and Constitutional challenges to a lease. Drafted summary judgment motion and cross-motion briefs that resulted in the court’s dismissal of the case against the municipal clients following oral argument on the motions.*

* Worked on these matters prior to joining HSE.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Editor, Theodore M. Hagelin, Technology Innovation Law and Practice: Cases and Materials (2012)
  • Author, "Fashioning a Solution to Design Piracy: Considering Intellectual Property Law in the Global Context of Fast Fashion," 39 Syracuse J. of Int’l L. & Comm. 219 (Fall 2011)

PRESENTATIONS

  • Panel Discussion with Hon. David E. Peebles, U.S. Magistrate Judge, "Social Security Appeals Decision Making," Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association CLE, March 2017

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

CLERKSHIP

  • Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby, Chief United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York
  • Hon. Ralph L. DeLuccia, Jr., Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic Vicinage Civil Division

EDUCATION

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.
  • Colgate University, B.A.
HSE Law
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Katherine B. Felice
Associate
kfelice@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1395
fax: 585.232.2152

Kate focuses on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation in federal courts, trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy matters, and trademark prosecution and portfolio management.

She has extensive experience researching and drafting pleadings, motions and memoranda of law, in litigations involving trademark and copyright infringement, trade secrets, unfair competition, business torts, and contractual disputes.

Before entering private practice, Kate served as a law clerk to Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby, Chief United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York and an attorney at Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute, which strives to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a health care facilities network in a trademark infringement action that was favorably resolved following discovery and prior to trial.*
  • Represented a family-owned food products company in a trademark infringement action against a luxury hotel and casino and helped negotiate a favorable settlement before trial.*
  • Represented a multinational consumer goods corporation in a distributor contract dispute that was resolved favorably after discovery and prior to trial.*
  • Represented a consumer-goods corporation in a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceeding that successfully achieved transfer of the disputed domain name from a cybersquatter to the client-corporation.*
  • Represented a multi-national consumer-goods corporation in a distributor contract dispute that was resolved favorably after discovery and prior to trial.*
  • Counseled a large New York private university concerning copyright issues and best practices in connection with access to digital versions of copyrighted works in its private collection.*
  • Defended a municipality, its former mayor, several employees, and the City Council in an action by two businesses that asserted New York statutory and Constitutional challenges to a lease. Drafted summary judgment motion and cross-motion briefs that resulted in the court’s dismissal of the case against the municipal clients following oral argument on the motions.*

* Worked on these matters prior to joining HSE.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member, Federal Bar Council
  • Member, Intellectual Property and Innovation American Inns of Court
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School

Honors & Awards

  • Syracuse University College of Law
    • The American Society of Legal Writers’ Scribes Award for Legal Writing
    • Notes & Comments Editor, Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce
    • L. Frederick E. Goldie Publication Award for Legal Scholarship
    • CALI Award for Legal Communications & Research

Publications

  • Editor, Theodore M. Hagelin, Technology Innovation Law and Practice: Cases and Materials (2012)
  • Author, "Fashioning a Solution to Design Piracy: Considering Intellectual Property Law in the Global Context of Fast Fashion," 39 Syracuse J. of Int’l L. & Comm. 219 (Fall 2011)

Presentations

  • Panel Discussion with Hon. David E. Peebles, U.S. Magistrate Judge, "Social Security Appeals Decision Making," Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association CLE, March 2017

Admissions

  • New York

Clerkship

  • Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby, Chief United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York
  • Hon. Ralph L. DeLuccia, Jr., Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic Vicinage Civil Division

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.
  • Colgate University, B.A.

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