LOS ANGELES– LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire –Katherine McDaniel, …

LOS ANGELES– LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire –Katherine McDaniel, former Chair of the California State Bar Intellectual Property section, has joined IP boutique Fulwider Patton LLP in Los Angeles, according to John Hanley, partner in Fulwider Patton.

McDaniel has long specialized in IP and was the first Director of Intellectual Property for The Times Mirror Company. She had been a partner at Alschuler, Grossman and Pines before joining Times Mirror, former parent company of the Los Angeles Times. When the company was sold to Tribune Company in 2000, McDaniel returned to private practice, joining Katten’s Entertainment Department. She subsequently moved with a group of trade lawyers to Bryan Cave in Santa Monica.

A 25-year intellectual property veteran, she has worked with clients in such diverse fields as high tech, publishing, entertainment, international trade, the garment industry, manufacturing, advertising.

McDaniel has long been active in several professional associations including the International Trademark Association and Los Angeles Copyright Society, and she served as Chair of the State Bar IP Section in 2001-2002. She graduated from UCLA with a JD/MBA in 1980, and is a 1974 graduate of Occidental College.

“Twenty-five years ago I handled my first IP matter, a hospital trademark, and I’ve loved the practice ever since,” McDaniel said. “I look forward to working with a group of attorneys who share my passion for Intellectual Property and have the expertise to address its most complex issues.”

Fulwider Patton LLP is a full service intellectual property law firm serving clients in all areas of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, Internet domain name disputes, trade secrets and unfair competition. With offices in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, Fulwider Patton LLP represents clients throughout California and the United States, Europe and the Pacific Rim.

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