Karen Lim brings a truly international perspective as she advises clients on the selection, clearance, prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement of trademarks in the U.S. and around the world, leveraging applicable international treaty provisions to her clients’ benefit. She brings this perspective not only to managing global trademark portfolios, but also to counseling clients on copyright, unfair competition, and domain name issues, as well as negotiating and drafting intellectual property agreements.
Karen takes a forward-looking approach when advising clients on their intellectual property strategies at all stages of a trademark portfolio’s development. From crafting and implementing a startup’s worldwide filing program to streamlining a mature portfolio to meet digital challenges and changing business objectives, Karen weighs upfront costs against long-term value. She also bears in mind the interplay among different types of intellectual property protection, drawing on trademarks, copyrights, and design patents to achieve multi-faceted and robust protection. Karen’s clients span a wide range of industries, including fashion, cosmetics, jewelry, watches, pharmaceuticals, management consulting, education, entertainment, and hospitality.
Before becoming a lawyer, Karen designed costumes for theatre and opera productions across the United States.