Michael Kelly’s practice encompasses litigation and counseling matters in all areas of intellectual property law, patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition as well as related fashion, entertainment, music, contract, Internet and domain name issues. Mr. Kelly has appeared before federal courts, state courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and UDRP arbitration panels in numerous proceedings, and has assisted many clients, ranging from the world’s largest retailer to start-up companies, individuals and charitable organizations with non-contentious matters including the acquisition of intellectual property rights and counseling clients on their intellectual property portfolios.    

Mr. Kelly has considerable experience with assessing the availability and registrability of trademarks and the acquisition and protection of domain names. In addition to securing, protecting and enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights, he also routinely counsels clients on other intellectual property related matters including brand management issues, advertising issues and contracts, anti-piracy programs and enforcement, trademark counterfeiting and gray market goods, compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), website privacy policies, general website layout, website disclaimers and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Mr. Kelly is an adjunct professor at New York Law School.

Bar and Court Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Professional Organizations
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Internet committee (2010 - 2011)
  • New York City Bar, committee on fashion law
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York State Bar Association, intellectual property section