People: Kenneth L. Wilton, Partner

Photo of Kenneth L. Wilton, Partner

Kenneth L. Wilton

Partner

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-5271
Fax: (310) 201-5219
0

Mr. Wilton is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Chair of the Firm’s national trademark practice. An internationally-recognized expert in trademark law, Mr. Wilton does “a wonderful job for his clients. He forms close working relationships, produces high-calibre results and offers valuable opinions.”

Mr. Wilton’s practice focuses primarily on false advertising, trademark, copyright, and patent litigation in the U.S. federal courts, and counseling and prosecution in the areas of trademark and copyright law. He has extensive experience litigating trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as the filing and prosecution of trademark applications. He has supervised the conduct of international anti-counterfeiting activities involving the enforcement of trademark and copyright laws throughout the world. He is experienced in and regularly counsels clients regarding Internet-related trademark and copyright issues, and has filed or defended over two dozen proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

Mr. Wilton teaches Internet Law as a Lecturer-in-Law at USC's Gould School of Law.  He has lectured on intellectual property and Internet Law at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business, and has presented in the areas of copyright and trademark law, including the protection of intellectual property on the Internet and domain name disputes, to professional and business organizations.

Mr. Wilton is a member of the UCLA History Department’s Advisory Council.

Accolades

  • World Trademark Review’s Top 1000 trademark practitioners worldwide (2013-present)
  • International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers (2013-present)
  • Daily Journal’s top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California (2013)
  • “World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners,” Managing Intellectual Property (2006-present)
  • “Super Lawyer,” Law & Politics (2006-07, 2012-present)
  • A/V Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell

Mr. Wilton is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Chair of the Firm’s national trademark practice. An internationally-recognized expert in trademark law, Mr. Wilton does “a wonderful job for his clients. He forms close working relationships, produces high-calibre results and offers valuable opinions.”

Mr. Wilton’s practice focuses primarily on false advertising, trademark, copyright, and patent litigation in the U.S. federal courts, and counseling and prosecution in the areas of trademark and copyright law. He has extensive experience litigating trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as the filing and prosecution of trademark applications. He has supervised the conduct of international anti-counterfeiting activities involving the enforcement of trademark and copyright laws throughout the world. He is experienced in and regularly counsels clients regarding Internet-related trademark and copyright issues, and has filed or defended over two dozen proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

Mr. Wilton teaches Internet Law as a Lecturer-in-Law at USC's Gould School of Law.  He has lectured on intellectual property and Internet Law at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business, and has presented in the areas of copyright and trademark law, including the protection of intellectual property on the Internet and domain name disputes, to professional and business organizations.

Mr. Wilton is a member of the UCLA History Department’s Advisory Council.

Accolades

  • World Trademark Review’s Top 1000 trademark practitioners worldwide (2013-present)
  • International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers (2013-present)
  • Daily Journal’s top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California (2013)
  • “World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners,” Managing Intellectual Property (2006-present)
  • “Super Lawyer,” Law & Politics (2006-07, 2012-present)
  • A/V Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell

Education

  • J.D., Hastings College of the Law (1986)
    Editor-in-Chief, COMM/ENT, Hastings Journal of Commnications and Entertainment Law (1985-1986)
  • B.A., History, University of California, Los Angeles (1983)
    Current member of Department of History’s Advisory Board

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • All U.S. District Courts of California
  • District Court of Colorado
  • Eastern District of Texas

Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association –
    - Trademark Reporter Committee (2006-2013); Academic Committee (2013-present)
    - Adjunct Professor Special Interest Group (Project Team member (2009-2013); Co-Chair (2013-present)
  • California State Bar Business Law Section - Cyberspace Law Committee (Member (2012-2013); Co-Vice Chair (2014-present)
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Inn of Court (Master of the Bench, Co-Mentoring Chair) (2010-2012)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association (New Technology Committee Co-Chair (1996-97); Intellectual Property Section Chair (1997-2000)
  • Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations (Sections on Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Computer Law)

Presentations

  • “The Right to Be Forgotten: Current Developments and Practical Tips” Cyberspace Law Committee, State Bar of California (July 8, 2014)
  • “The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 - History and Interpretation” University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (April 23, 2014)
  • “The Legal and Practical Sides Of Cybersecurity: Sifting Through The Demise Of The Cybersecurity Act of 2012” (with Misty Blair) Cyberspace Law Committee, State Bar of California (September 11, 2012)
  • “Keyword Litigation Update” Intellectual Property Owners Annual Meeting (September 12, 2011)

Teaching

  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law: Lecturer on Copyright and the Internet (2002-2006); Lecturer-in-Law, Internet Law (2009-present)
  • Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business:  Lecturer on Intellectual Property and Internet Law (2008 – 2011)