Karen K. Morfoot has been associated with Marshall Gerstein since 1995. Karen is an experienced paralegal who helps serve the firm's clients in the areas of U.S. and international patent and trademark prosecution. She is experienced in domestic and international trademark searching, clearance, investigation, prosecution, and litigation. She has experience with assignments, licensing agreements, and related aspects of intellectual property ownership. She works with attorneys in the day-to-day management and enforcement of clients’ trademarks and brands. Karen also manages the firm’s trademark paralegals and assistants.

Background and Credentials

Throughout her years in the international practice, Karen has established valuable relationships with foreign associates throughout the world. These valued relationships are the key to registering and enforcing our clients’ intellectual property rights, ensuring their trademark portfolios are efficiently managed.

Karen holds a B.A. degree in English from Loyola University and received a paralegal certificate with honors from Roosevelt University.


  • Roosevelt University (Paralegal Certificate, with honors)
  • Loyola University Chicago (B.A.)
    • English

Publications and Presentations

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member of INTA's Law Firm Committee
  • Illinois Paralegal Association
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