Karen Gaunt Joins Dinsmore
Expands IP Group to More Than 40 Attorneys
CINCINNATI (January 30, 2012) – Karen Gaunt, a standout in the legal community and formerly with Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P., has joined Dinsmore’s Cincinnati office as a partner and as the Director of the firm’s Trademark, Copyright and Brand Strategies Group. She joins the firm's expanding worldwide intellectual property (IP) practice, which includes more than 40 full-time IP attorneys (and more than 30 registered patent attorneys) with substantial experience in all areas of intellectual property law.
Over the past two years, Dinsmore has expanded the firm’s IP practice to better serve specific client needs by hiring 15 attorneys, 10 of which practice in the Cincinnati office. Jim Gottman, Dinsmore’s IP Department Chair, explains how this move further positions Dinsmore’s IP Group as a leader in the industry.
“We are excited that Karen, a highly skilled, nationally recognized attorney, is joining our firm. Her broad experience representing several national clients and her extensive branding background will be extremely beneficial to our clients.” said Gottman. “Karen’s extensive experience adds additional depth to our trademark practice, which is something that we have been actively seeking, and will allow us to further meet the needs of a number of our clients.”
George Vincent, Dinsmore’s Managing Partner, said, “Karen’s skills, experience and entrepreneurial approach make her the perfect fit to help lead the trademark and copyright side of the IP group as we further expand our national footprint in IP. With the addition of Karen to our already skilled group, we believe Dinsmore’s IP group offers a national IP practice to our clients in all aspects of both transactional and litigation IP matters.”
Gaunt counsels clients on both transactional and litigation matters involving all aspects of domestic and international trademark matters, copyright, advertising, Internet, licensing, and trade secret law. Gaunt has represented such national brand owners as The Procter & Gamble Company, an industry leader in home audio systems, a large regional bank and other well-known brand owners in the luxury eye wear, music, health care and toy industries. Additionally, she has represented prominent professional athletes and other celebrities in trademark and branding disputes.
Gaunt has been selected for numerous awards for her work in IP, including being named to The Best Lawyers in America®, Ohio Super Lawyers®, Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, and Cincy Leading Lawyers. She was selected to the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL) and she is very active in the community, serving on the University Club Board of Governors and as Co-Chair of the University Club's Speaker Series Committee. Gaunt also devotes time to Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship, serving on its Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Advisory Board for Birthright, Inc. She earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and her B.A. from Denison University.