Kevin M. Wallace

Associate

New York
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Overview

Kevin Wallace is developing a litigation and transactional practice focused on trademark and copyright law. Kevin is a member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS).

While in law school, Kevin served as the editor-in-chief of both the St. John's Law Review and the Journal for Catholic Legal Studies. Upon graduation, Kevin received the Chief Judge Edward B. Rea Award for his outstanding scholarship and service to the law school.

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  • Advises a digital media company on the release of new website verticals and mobile products. Also advises on trademark issues such as product names, potential copyright issues and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations.
  • Advised an internet security software company on native advertising, including FTC and self-regulatory issues involving consumer notice and disclosure. Also advised on trademark issues as well as potential litigation risks for native advertising and customer support service issues.
  • Advises digital media companies on the release of mobile applications. Drafts terms of use and privacy policies addressing issues such as third-party advertising, geographic location data collection, and other forms of data collection and processing.
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Experience

  • Advises a digital media company on the release of new website verticals and mobile products. Also advises on trademark issues such as product names, potential copyright issues and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations.
  • Advised an internet security software company on native advertising, including FTC and self-regulatory issues involving consumer notice and disclosure. Also advised on trademark issues as well as potential litigation risks for native advertising and customer support service issues.
  • Advises digital media companies on the release of mobile applications. Drafts terms of use and privacy policies addressing issues such as third-party advertising, geographic location data collection, and other forms of data collection and processing.
  • Continually assists digital media companies on issues involving the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), including enforcing clients' copyrights by sending cease-and-desist letters and takedown notices under the DMCA.
  • Manages a worldwide trademark portfolio for a digital media and online advertising company and represents the client in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings and global trademark enforcement matters, including sending cease-and-desist letters, drafting coexistence agreements and opposing trademark applications in domestic and international jurisdictions. Also advises the client on registration of new trademarks across international jurisdictions.
  • Represents a global fashion brand in anticounterfeiting matters, including litigation for willful infringement in the Southern District of New York.
  • Advises a global fashion designer on anticounterfeiting and trademark and copyright enforcement matters.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Queens County Catholic Lawyers' Guild

Pro Bono

  • Involved in the New York office's collaboration with Her Justice (formerly InMotion), representing low-income women living in New York City in the obtainment of child support, custody, divorce and other legal assistance.
  • Assisted in an immigration matter for an individual seeking asylum. Interviewed relevant parties and drafted affidavits and other asylum documentation.
  • Assists in the representation of two minors from Hong Kong seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile status in their appeals in New York state courts.

Prior Positions

  • BakerHostetler Summer Associate (2013)
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Joanna Seybert of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2012)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York, 2015

Education

  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 2014, cum laude; Editor-in-Chief, St. John's Law Review; Editor-in-Chief, Journal for Catholic Legal Studies
  • B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 2011, cum laude

Blog

In The Blogs

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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
US Government Cracks Down on Counterfeits in 2020
By Robertson D. Beckerlegge, Megan A. Corrigan, Heather J. McDonald, Kevin M. Wallace
March 18, 2020
Combating counterfeit goods has become a serious focus of the U.S. government in 2020. This article is the first in an ongoing series about the actions being taken in this fight and the implications for e-commerce platforms and companies...
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