Brian Brokate is the head of Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He has extensive experience assisting brandowners in enforcement procedures to combat trademark and copyright infringement. Mr. Brokate focuses on anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy and handles all stages of civil anti-counterfeiting and infringement litigation.
Mr. Brokate is an Advisory Board Member of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, Inc. (IACC). He is the Treasurer of the New York Task Force, a coalition of brand owners affected by counterfeiting. He also serves on the Tariff & Embargo Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA).
Recognized as an industry leader, Mr. Brokate is frequently quoted on trends in intellectual property law. He has also authored and co-authored numerous articles and publications and speaks before industry and trade associations on intellectual property law issues including infringement, anticounterfeiting, enforcement strategies and trade dress.
Katie McCarthy is a partner in the New York office of King & Spalding’s IP practice group with 31 years of experience in trademark, design, internet, advertising and copyright matters.
Katie advises clients on global IP issues and litigates IP cases in the federal courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Katie is active on the Board of Directors of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) and is currently President-Elect of that organization, slated to take over as President in May.
Katie recently finished a two-year term as the Editor-In-Chief of the International Trademark Association’s scholarly journal The Trademark Reporter, having written, solicited and edited articles for the journal for more than 20 years.
Katie speaks frequently for the NYIPLA, INTA and PLI, and serves as one of the editors for the PLI book, Kane on Trademark Law. Katie also actively promotes diversity in the profession through her involvement in King & Spalding’s Women in IP initiatives.
Katie lives in Astoria, New York where she, her husband and two sons can be found frequently hosting assorted siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.