Marshall Gerstein Welcomes Thomas Key as Trademark Associate

June 1, 2022

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas Key has joined the firm as an Associate in the Trademarks and Copyrights practice groups. His practice will focus on providing counsel to clients in complex trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property law matters.

With a background in arts and entertainment law, intellectual property, and civil litigation, his experience includes prosecuting trademark applications and drafting office action responses for marks in various classes, as well as guiding clients through claims involving trademark infringement, publicity rights and false endorsement matters. In addition, he has helped draft trademark coexistence agreements and infringement settlements. 

Thomas has written extensively about matters in copyright and trademark law, including Supreme Court and federal court decisions, as well as legislative changes. Several of his writings have been published in the Oxford University Press’ Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice. A recent article, Trudging Through the Thicket: Copyright Protection for Designs of Useful Articles in the Wake of Star Athletica, was published in the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal.

Thomas graduated cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 2020 with a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law. He earned his undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science from Northwestern University in 2016.

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