Karen A. Webb

650-335-7656
kwebb@fenwick.com
Partner
Intellectual Property

Karen A.
Webb

Karen A.
Webb

Karen A.
Webb

Partner
Intellectual Property
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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 including Chambers (Band 1), Managing Intellectual Property, The Legal 500, and World Trademark Review 1000. Karen has also been named one of Silicon Valley's to 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.

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"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."

World Trademark Review 1000

2020 Edition

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Chambers USA

2023

Chambers USA recognized Karen as a leading lawyer for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets - California and in the top tier for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets: Transactional - California

The Legal 500

2023

The Legal 500 recognized Karen as a leading attorney for Trademarks: Non-Contentious

World Trademark Review 1000

2024

Recognized as a gold-tier lawyer in California and among the top lawyers nationally for enforcement and litigation as well as prosecution and strategy.

Managing IP

2023

Managing IP named Karen a Trademark Star

Recognition
Chambers USA

2023

Chambers USA recognized Karen as a leading lawyer for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets - California and in the top tier for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets: Transactional - California

The Legal 500

2023

The Legal 500 recognized Karen as a leading attorney for Trademarks: Non-Contentious

World Trademark Review 1000

2024

Recognized as a gold-tier lawyer in California and among the top lawyers nationally for enforcement and litigation as well as prosecution and strategy.

Managing IP

2023

Managing IP named Karen a Trademark Star