Kaitlin Corey to Speak at Small Business Seminar

Goodell DeVries partner Kaitlin Corey will speak at “Ask the Experts: A Small Business Essentials Seminar” on May 11. Hosted by the Harford County (Maryland) Office of Economic Development, the seminar will provide opportunities for business owners to pose questions and learn from local business professionals.

Kaitlin will share her knowledge from years of experience working with business owners. She works with companies of all sizes by assisting them with general corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property protection and management.

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Kaitlin Corey Earns 2023 Leaders in Law Accolade from The Daily Record

 

Kaitlin Corey accepts The Daily Record Leaders in Law 2023 honor.

Goodell DeVries partners Donna Thomas (left) and Kaitlin Corey

Join us in congratulating our partner Kaitlin Corey, who’s been selected for The Daily Record’s 2023 Leaders in Law honor. Leaders in Law recognizes outstanding lawyers and judges across Maryland who are serving businesses, clients, and individuals and making our communities stronger. The awards celebration was held on April 25 and was followed by this very nice profile of Kaitlin in The Daily Record.

Kaitlin is an accomplished lawyer, teacher, and mentor. She assists companies of all sizes in general corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property protection and management matters. She regularly advises on brand protection strategies by reviewing marketing creative for legal compliance, clearing trademarks for use and registration, and licensing of trademarks and copyrights.

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Kaitlin Corey Joins ITS Maryland Board as Special Advisor

Kaitlin Corey has been appointed to the Intelligent Transportation Society of Maryland (ITS Maryland) Board of Directors as a Special Advisor.

A partner at Goodell DeVries, Kaitlin represents a wide range of clients in intellectual property law and litigation and estate and tax law. Her practice spans everything from trademark litigation to multimillion-dollar business transactions and tax controversy work.

Kaitlin speaks regularly on copyright and trademark law and is an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she teaches Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law as well as Current Developments in Intellectual Property Law.

She is a past Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section and a current Co-Chair of the MSBA’s Young Lawyers Section Education Committee. Kaitlin is also Co-Chair of the American Advertising Federation Baltimore’s Legislative Committee and a Board Member and Board Secretary with the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC).

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Trade Secrets: Jim Astrachan Comments on Protecting American Intellectual Property Act

Jim Astrachan was tapped for his take on the Protecting American Intellectual Property Act in a news article on Technical.ly. 

Here’s an excerpt:

Intellectual property lawyer James Astrachan of downtown Baltimore’s Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann sees a mix of positives and major concerns with the new bill. He specifically cited the bill’s seemingly incomplete definition of what it purports to protect.

“I’m looking at the bill, and I don’t see that the bill even defines the term ‘trade secrets,’” said Astrachan, who is also an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law. “That throws up in the air a lot of discretion to whoever is compiling this list of offenders for the president.”

Astrachan also believes companies are likely to report theft unless the act of doing so results in losing control of that trade secret. To that end, he is actually getting ready to file a trade secret action for a client.

“We’ll be very vague in our complaint in terms of identifying [the trade secret],” he explained.  “We’ll try to work out some sort of protection so that it’s going to be under seal. Nobody can read it in the court records.”

He also noted how the terms “knowingly,” “secretly,” and “theft” remained undefined in the act, which could be problematic.

“You wonder whether in operation, this bill has been so watered down that the teeth are, ‘I’ll bite if I want to bite,’ he said.

Read the full article here: A new law aims to protect US IP from international theft. Here’s what that means for founders

 

The Protecting American Intellectual Property Act

By Jim Astrachan and Kaitlin Corey

The bipartisan Protecting American Intellectual Property Act was passed by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and sent on to President Biden for signature. Although the bill proclaims to protect intellectual property, its aim is the protection of trade secrets. Maybe. And likely there is a real back story to why this piece of legislative sausage came out of the sausage stuffer the way it did. Continue reading

Kaitlin Corey: What Does It Take for a Woman to Get to the Top

Kaitlin Corey - Intellectual Property Lawyer at Goodell DeVriesKaitlin Corey was interviewed by The Daily Record in a great compilation of advice and insights from women professionals on how to succeed. Here’s an excerpt:

“It goes without saying but in order to advance quickly in your career you have to work hard and be proactive,” Corey said. “So, while I do spend a good amount of time at my desk, I spend nearly an equal amount of time networking.”

Read the whole thing here: “What Does It Take for a Woman to Get to the Top.”

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Jim Astrachan Receives The Daily Record’s 2022 Icon Honors Award

Jim Astrachan - Intellectual Property Lawyer

Congratulations to our partner Jim Astrachan on being selected by The Daily Record as a 2022 Icon Honors recipient.

The Icon Honors recognizes Maryland business leaders over the age of 60 for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership within and outside their fields. The honorees have moved their businesses and the state of Maryland forward by growing jobs and making a difference in the community.

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