Katherine (Kathy) Tabor focuses her practice on intellectual property protection and transactional work. In particular, she has more than 25 years of experience advising clients on trademark selection, clearance, prosecution, as well as strategic portfolio development and management. Kathy regularly advises clients on the acquisition of domain names, portfolio monitoring and enforcement through litigation and Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings. She also counsels clients on advertising, social media, internet and product packaging issues. Kathy further provides guidance on intellectual property issues relating to licensing, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining McDermott, Kathy served as intellectual property and privacy counsel for a leading global provider of workplace products, services and solutions. She assists clients with launching comprehensive privacy programs, establishing a data governance committee, and developing and preparing initial privacy policies and procedures. She is highly skilled in managing day-to-day corporate, B2B and retail privacy issues. Kathy also works closely with chief information security officers and their teams to ensure proper and effective physical and electronic storage of personally identifiable information and other confidential information. Her experience as in-house privacy counsel provides clients with a unique perspective on the management of complex day-to-day privacy and data security issues. Kathy further has substantial experience preparing, reviewing, revising and negotiating contracts containing privacy and data security provisions. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) as accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Although Kathy primarily practices trademark and privacy law, she is also registered patent attorney and has in-depth intellectual property litigation experience in the US Patent and Trademark Office, federal courts and the International Trade Commission.
Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
US District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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