Practice Areas: Categories: Trademarks and Trade Dress; Expert Witness Work
Ken Germain has more than 40 years of varied experience in the trademark/unfair competition field and is a former full-time law professor. He focuses his practice on trademark counseling, consulting and litigation. Ken is often retained as an expert witness on issues relating to trademarks and unfair competition, working on cases involving some of the nation’s largest companies in high-stakes, cutting-edge cases. For many years, Ken has been an active speaker on trademark and unfair competition, lecturing at national, regional and local conferences over 240 times.
In addition, in 1990 Ken founded, and until 2014 chaired, the All Ohio Annual Institute On Intellectual Property seminar. This seminar just completed its 25th year, providing two-city programming (Cincinnati, Cleveland) covering all aspects of IP, and is the largest (325 attendees per city), and most comprehensive full-day IP CLE program in and around Ohio.
Ken served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law for a number of years, teaching trademark/unfair competition courses. Later, Ken served as a Distinguished Professorial Practitioner in the University of Dayton Law School’s Program in Law and Technology. In 2013-14, Ken served as Distinguished Senior Fellow in connection with the Law + Informatics program of the NKU Chase School of Law. In January 2016, Ken will resume teaching at UDSL.