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Inside The Minds: Intellectual Property Licensing Strategies
Kelly Kubasta and Jim Chester, senior partners at Klemchuk Kubasta LLP, have co-authored a chapter on trademark licensing trends in the recently published book: Inside the Minds: Intellectual Property Licensing Strategies, 2011 ed.
The book, published by Aspatore Books (a division of Thomson Reuters) provides an authoritative, insider’s perspective on best practices for creating successful IP licensing agreements for today’s clients. It features “…partners and chairs from some of the nation’s leading law firms, these experts guide the reader through the different stages of drafting an IP license and the key considerations for each stage.” The various niches represented in the book enable readers to get inside some of the great minds of today, learning how to navigate this ever-evolving area of law.
“Kelly and I were honored to be asked to join the prestigious group of contributors to this work,” said Chester. “We are pleased to have been able to add our insight to such a useful and timely publication on intellectual property.”
ABOUT KELLY J. KUBASTA
Mr. Kubasta, an intellectual property attorney, has substantial experience in all aspects of IP, with a particular emphasis on patent, trade dress, trademark, and unfair competition litigation. Mr. Kubasta is also skilled in counseling clients on strategic development and utilization of IP assets; negotiating and drafting technology transfer agreements such as software, dealer/franchise, and co-branding agreements; developing and maintaining patent, trademark, and copyright portfolios; constructing Internet e-commerce policies; and resolving domain name disputes through ICANN or the ACPA. In addition, Mr. Kubasta serves as local counsel in patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, and unfair competition litigation in the federal courts in Dallas, Texas.
ABOUT JIM CHESTER
Mr. Chester advises entrepreneurs, start-ups and privately-held companies of all sizes in a variety of industries regarding domestic and international business transactions, as well as commercial intellectual property matters, including trademark, copyright, and trade secret protection, licensing & enforcement in the US and abroad. He has advised clients on business deals involving over 100 countries.
Mr. Chester is also an adjunct professor of law at Baylor University Law School, where he teaches courses on international trade law and international business transactions. He is a licensed US Customs broker, and holds an LL.M. degree in international economic law.
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Klemchuk Kubasta LLP is a boutique law firm offering comprehensive intellectual property legal services, including litigation and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property as well as registration and licensing of patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright. The firm also provides legal services relating to domain names, e-commerce, privacy policies, Internet law, commercial and business litigation, technology transactions, and international business & trade. Located in Dallas, Texas, Klemchuk Kubasta LLP supports a diverse client base that ranges from individual entrepreneurs and startups to well-established multi-national companies. Klemchuk Kubasta LLP also works with other law firms by serving as local counsel and offering specific expertise on IP issues, and coordinates with foreign counsel around the world on a variety of matters. Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at www.kk-llp.com.