Press Release

Skilled Trademark Lawyer Joins Latham in New York

November 10, 2022
Lindsey Utrata brings significant trademark and brand management experience to Latham’s top-tier Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Lindsey Utrata has joined the firm’s New York office as counsel in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and Litigation & Trial Department. Utrata advises clients across industries on multidimensional issues involving their global trademark portfolios, including brand management and brand enforcement.

“We are delighted to welcome Lindsey to Latham and our New York office. Her impressive track record for protecting global trademark portfolios will enhance our top-tier capabilities in this area and serve as a great asset to our clients,” said Marc Jaffe, Managing Partner of Latham’s New York office.

Utrata’s experience includes overseeing the management and maintenance of complex, multifaceted trademark and copyright portfolios, advising as to IP issues arising in the context of corporate and financial transactions, as well as counselling and representing clients across multiple industries on a range of enforcement and validity challenges, from addressing infringement and dilution claims, to prosecuting and defending opposition and cancellation actions, and coordinating strategic responses to office actions.

“Lindsey is a skilled intellectual property lawyer with significant experience handling clients’ most complex trademark and brand management issues across industries. Her knowledge of the intricacies and challenges within intellectually property law make her a strong addition to our practice and she will be an excellent resource for clients,” said Jennifer Barry, Global Vice Chair of Latham’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.

Utrata added: “I’m thrilled to join Latham’s IP practice as it solidifies its reputation as a market leader and to collaborate with such a talented, entrepreneurial team.”

Utrata joins Latham from Baker McKenzie in New York and previously worked in Colgate-Palmolive Company’s trademark department and brand protection unit. She received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

1 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in Israel through a limited liability company. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi, a limited liability company, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.