Meaghan Kent is an experienced intellectual property litigator and an efficient and practical counselor, advising clients on copyrights, trademarks, patents, right of publicity, domain names, and other online disputes. Meaghan co-leads the Copyright and Trademark Litigation practice and Venable's cross-division Copyright Law team. She counsels clients on the development and protection of intellectual property portfolios, including registration, licensing, clearance, fair use analysis and establishing efficient enforcement strategies to monitor and abate online infringement. Meaghan litigates copyright, patent, trademark, and trade dress disputes in federal court, including bench and jury trials, and through appeal. She has experience representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), International Trade Commission (ITC), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and National Arbitration Forum. Meaghan is also a registered patent attorney, using that credential and background in litigation and counseling.
Meaghan began her career defending real estate developers accused of copyright infringement of architectural plans. Over the years, she has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation across the country. She often works with toy, game, and related entertainment and media companies, innovative consumer product companies, software companies, and art publishers. She is proud to advise the Toy Association, the Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council (A2C2), the Art Copyright Coalition, and their respective members on anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting policy and strategy.
Her experience in resolving online disputes includes cyberpiracy and domain name matters (ACPA, UDRP, URS); keyword advertising, meta tagging, and click fraud matters; Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedowns and counter-notifications; and publicity matters involving social media.