Kelly L. Williams

Trademark Counsel
Kelly Williams
Kelly Williams, a trademark counsel in the Trademark, Copyrights and Licensing Practice in the Washington, DC office, advises and provides guidance on domestic and global trademark prosecution, enforcement, and brand protection. While working with an international sportswear and footwear manufacturing company, Kelly led the strategic management of its global trademark and enforcement portfolios, provided legal support for the development and launch of global brand campaigns, and forecasted and managed a multimillion dollar trademark budget. In addition, she has managed patent prosecution matters, research and product development protection, licensing, and product claim and packaging review for other clients. Kelly has also advised on third party rights licensing and management, including photographer, talent, rights of publicity, and consumer privacy issues. She started her career as an examining attorney of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.




  • B.A. History Marquette University 1991
  • J.D. cum laude Quinnipiac University School of Law 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted in Connecticut, Maryland, and Wisconsin Only; Practicing Under the Supervision of Venable Partners


  • Team member recipient of the Intellectual Property Team Award during the 12th Annual Lexology and Association of Corporate Counsel Global Counsel Awards in 2018
  • Named to the inaugural edition of the World Trademark Review 300 – The World's Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals in 2017