Lindsey Utrata advises clients across many consumer-facing industries, from personal care and food products, to fashion and luxury goods, as well as entertainment, hospitality, technology, and life sciences companies, on complex issues involving their global trademark portfolios, including brand management and brand enforcement.

She routinely counsels on:

  • Clearance opinions
  • Intellectual Property transactions, including as to assignments, mergers and acquisitions, and reorganizations
  • Online anti-counterfeiting and enforcement strategies
  • Opposition and cancellation actions
  • Settlement and coexistence agreements
  • Trademark licensing
  • Trademark registration programs

Ms. Utrata is also actively involved with industry organizations, including serving on the International Trademark Association’s (“NTA) Commercialization of Brands Committee (2020-Present), as well as the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s (NYIPLA) Trademark Law & Practice Committee (2021-Present), and was previously a member of the New York City Bar Association’s (NYCBA) Trademarks & Unfair Competition Committee (2016-2019).

Ms. Utrata previously worked in the trademark department and brand protection unit of Colgate-Palmolive Company, where she assisted with the management of the company’s global trademark portfolio and supported various anti-counterfeiting efforts.

Ms. Utrata’s experience includes representing:

  • A major multinational consumer goods company with trademark clearance, filing, and portfolio maintenance, strategic brand enforcement, and advising on transactional matters, including as to licensing, acquisitions, spin-offs and reorganizations of international household brands*
  • A major fashion label in successfully opposing registration of numerous potentially infringing trademarks in the course of policing its rights*
  • A prominent social media and image sharing company as to platform and brand expansion*
  • A major film studio with reclaiming a previously abandoned trademark registration, and stopping false association by trademark squatters*
  • An international hospitality chain with its global brand management and enforcement*
  • A leading life sciences company with multi-country reorganization, and establishing of internal and external copyright and brand management policies*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2009
  • B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English