Richard Y. Kim represents companies on trademark prosecution, counseling, licensing and litigation matters. He has been praised in World Trademark Review (WTR) as being “highly efficient and knowledgeable” and “very responsive in prosecution matters.” He assists clients with all stages of securing US trademark protection and coordinates the filing and prosecution of US and international trademark applications.

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  • Provides trademark counseling for leading alcohol brands such as The Absolut Company, Malibu Rum, Kahlua, Chivas Brothers, Beefeater, Glenlivet, Plymouth Gin, Sapporo USA, Newcastle Brown Ale, Amstel Light, Dogfish Head and Heineken
  • Trademark counsel for Covidien, Gorton’s, Guggenheim Partners, Korean Airlines, Amgen, Red Mango, Pebble Beach, Bell and Howell, and j2 Cloud Services


  • The Legal 500 US 2016 to 2019
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) 1999, Examining Attorney of the Year
  • World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2012 to 2020


  • Virginia State Bar, Intellectual Property Section


Boston University School of Law, JD, 1995
University of Virginia, BA, 1990

District of Columbia

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