Karen counsels established and startup companies on brand strategy and the protection of brand assets, including, brand creation, selection, protection, expansion and enforcement. She has extensive experience in the social media and internet space, both advising platforms in trademark matters and helping brand owners navigate social media.
Karen is active in the International Trademark Association (INTA) and is a member of the Emerging Issues Committee. She was previously on INTA’s Enforcement Committee and she has also been involved with the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA) as the trademark co-chair.
Karen is consistently ranked as a top trademark attorney by leading publications. In 2021, World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR) recognized Karen as the only woman ranked Gold in California for both prosecution and strategy as well as enforcement and litigation. WTR has quoted that "Karen Webb continues to impress with her keen understanding of the intersection between soft IP and internet law,” and “[she] pays attention to business and gives tailored commercial advice, not cookie-cutter responses.” Additionally, she was honored as a Trademark Star by Managing Intellectual Property, recognized among the top trademark attorneys by The Legal 500 (2020), named one of Silicon Valley’s top 40 leaders under age 40 by Silicon Valley Business Journal (2017), shortlisted among the best trademark lawyers at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards (2018) and recognized as one of the top experts in the trademark field by Who’s Who Legal.
During law school, Karen served as a comments editor on the Santa Clara Law Review. She also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge James Ware, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.
“Karen partners closely with brand owners – they feel like she is sitting in the cubicle next to them so they can pop over and benefit from her excellent strategic read on a matter instantaneously.”
Education & Admissions
J.D., Santa Clara University
M.B.A., Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business
B.S., with honors, Psychology
California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo
Admitted to practice in California