Leo Kittay litigates and counsels clients on trademark, copyright, unfair competition, false advertising, right of publicity, and related commercial matters. He has deep experience advising young and emerging growth companies — from promising early-stage ventures to some of the most celebrated startups in the world — on the full range of issues relating to brands and content. Leo coaches companies on how to invest efficiently and strategically to protect their intellectual property and manage enforcement.
Recently described as a “key partner” in Chambers USA, Leo advises multinational companies across diverse industries on launching new brands, logos and marketing programs, formulates protection and enforcement strategies for trademark and copyright portfolios of all sizes, negotiates IP transactions, performs pre-publication reviews, and litigates disputes through trial and appeal before U.S. federal and state courts, as well as administrative tribunals.
WeWork, Bonobos, Away Luggage, and Peloton, as well as global brand owners Sony Interactive and Warner Bros., are some of the clients Leo advises. He also represents clients across industries including consumer products, apparel, music and entertainment, luxury goods, insurance and financial services, publishing, and not-for-profit charities.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Leo worked as a theater and television actor in New York City for ten years.