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 will be held on April 25. Continue reading →
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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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
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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Kaitlin Corey spoke with “Harford County Chamber Chat” a podcast hosted by the Harford County (MD) Chamber of Commerce on WHGM Gold. In the December 3, 2022 episode, Kaitlin discussed her intellectual property and business law practice at Goodell DeVries, the many services provided by the firm, and the value of Chamber membership. You can find the interview here or on your iHeart Radio app.
Law and Made to Order for the NMTC Board of Directors
Havre de Grace, MD – September 27, 2022 The NMTC is honored and pleased to have attorney Kaitlin Corey join its Board of Directors as Board Secretary and member of its four-person Executive Committee. Continue reading →
The embargo has been lifted and we are permitted to announce that Best Lawyers® has selected Donna M.D. Thomas and Jim Astrachan, once again, for its 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Continue reading →
Congratulations to our partner Kaitlin Corey on being named among The Daily Record’s Leading Women Under 40 for 2022.
The Daily Record’s Leading Women awards honor women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. Winners were selected for the honor based on their professional experience, community involvement, and commitment to inspiring change.
A partner at Goodell DeVries, Kaitlin Corey represents a wide range of clients in intellectual property law and litigation and tax law. Her practice spans everything from trademark litigation to multi-million dollar business transactions and tax controversy work. She speaks regularly on copyright and trademark law and is an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she co-teaches Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law with Jim Astrachan. She is immediate Past Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.
Kaitlin also serves as General Counsel for the Annapolis Police Foundation and as a Dean of the Lawyers’ Campaign for CollegeBound.