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Ka'Nea K. Brooks

Associate

Education

Emory University School of Law, J.D.
  • Emory Law Dean's List
  • Moffet Litigation Award
  • The Order of the Barristers, Member
  • Warner Norcross and Judd Diversity Scholarship, Recipient; American Association for Justice Richard D. Hailey Scholarship, Recipient
Ohio State University, B.A.
  • magna cum laude
  • Sociology and Criminology

Prior Employment

  • Center for Multicultural Affairs, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, Assistant Coordinaror, 2013-2014
  • Brenda Scott Academy, Detroit, MI, 4th Grade Teacher, Lead Facilitator, 2012-2013

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Overview
Experience
Community

Overview

Ka'Nea Brooks is litigator who focuses primarily on wide range of intellectual property and complex commercial litigation matters.

Ka’Nea’s intellectual property practice focuses on trademark, copyright, trade dress, and trade secret matters throughout the United States, including representing clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Represents clients in trademark disputes before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and before federal courts.
  • Prosecution and enforcement; advertising and marketing; licensing; and other corporate transactions involving intellectual property assets.
  • Develops protection strategies for licensed goods.
  • Assists in representing national and international clients including those in the automotive, health care, food and beverage, and consumer products industries.
  • Assists with various stages of litigation for numerous corporate clients, including written discovery, depositions, dispositive motion practice, courtroom advocacy, and appeals, as well as developing trial and settlement strategies

In addition to her primary practice, Ka’Nea has been involved in several pro bono cases, including a criminal matter before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and a successful asylum matter before United States Immigration Court

Experience

Prepared arguments, evidence, and witnesses at preliminary injunction hearings in complex trademark disputes

Represented clients before the International Trade Commission involving complex trademark and trade dress infringement, and unfair competition claims while simultaneously proceeding on parallel federal court claims.

Obtained summary judgment in trademark infringement case for well-known retail client.

Assisted in preparation of expert witnesses across various disciplines and industries in drafting reports, trial preparation, and depositions.

Obtained favorable outcome in breach of contract cases in both state and federal court.

Represented retail and consumer products clients in trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, and false designation suits.

Served as an intern for Justice Robert Benham in the Georgia Supreme Court

Community

  • Volunteer with Cross Cultural Solutions, Salvador, Brazil
  • Camp Counselor at Darnell White Law Camp, Ypsilanti, MI