Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1999
University of Detroit-Mercy, B.A. 1996
U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of Michigan
- Western District of Michigan
Kimberly A. Berger specializes in domestic and international trademark prosecution and intellectual property litigation, including domain name disputes, trade secrets, unfair competition, false advertising, and trademark and copyright infringement.
She assists a variety of clients, from large, international companies to small businesses and individuals with protection of their intellectual property rights, including selection, clearance and prosecution of trademarks, e-commerce issues, domain name registration and disputes and brand name protection.
Kim is experienced in developing and managing domestic and international trademark portfolios; trademark selection, clearance and prosecution; negotiating use agreements; brand protection; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceedings, including opposition and cancellation actions; and intellectual property litigation in both state and federal courts.
Kim is experienced in managing large domestic and foreign trademark portfolios. For example, she currently assists an international company prosecute, protect and maintain over 260 trademarks in 74 countries. She also regularly assists small businesses, start-ups, non-profits and individuals with the protection of their intellectual property rights. For example, she recently assisted a Michigan-based telecommunications company with the clearance and registration of its new brand name.
Wayne State University Law School, cum laude; Moot Court
University of Detroit-Mercy, magna cum laude; Insignis Scholar
2016 Legal Awards, Excellence in International Trademark Prosecution
Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Civil Litigation Defense 2010, Intellectual Property Litigation 2013
DBusiness Top Lawyers, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2013
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section; Litigation Section
Federal Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan, Member of the Intellectual Property Law Council; Litigation Section
International Trademark Association, Enforcement Committee 2016-2017
Michigan IP Inn of Court
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Inns of Court, 2013-2014
Women’s Franchise Network of Southeast Michigan
International Franchise Association
"Retaining Female Litigators," Panelist, MDTC Winter Conference 2008
"Internet control moves towards private sector with U.S. handover" (Quoted), E-Commerce Law and Policy, April 2014