New Chicago Partner Strengthens Law Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice

New Chicago Partner Strengthens Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice

CHICAGO, March 24, 2009 (LAWFUEL) – The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP ( announced today that Kara E. F. Cenar has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner. She will practice with the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Client Service Group. The announcement follows the recent addition of two IP attorneys in Bryan Cave’s San Francisco office and the arrival of an additional real estate and banking partner in the Chicago office.

“Identifying and protecting intellectual property is of critical importance in today’s global economy, and an area where our clients’ needs are continuing to grow,” said Don Lents, chairman of Bryan Cave. “Kara Cenar’s experience will be a tremendous benefit to our clients, adding even more depth to our strong intellectual property practice.”

Cenar’s practice focuses on IP litigation and advising clients on matters concerning protecting their IP rights and defending against claims of violations of the rights of others. She also works with clients to identify intellectual property that needs protection and provides counsel to ensure that IP rights are utilized to maximum effect. Cenar develops enforcement programs and creates procedures for competitors to avoid infringing upon one another’s IP rights.

Cenar handles complex patent infringement litigation involving patents covering such varied products as medical and surgical devices, dental tools and accessories, chemical products and processes, textiles and golf balls, among others. She has experience enforcing trademarks and copyrights against infringers and counterfeiters, and also has represented clients in complex trade secret matters. Additionally, Cenar represents companies and individuals in federal and state litigation involving all areas of IP rights infringement. Her clients cover a broad range of industries, including insurance, financial, banking, travel, entertainment, food, cosmetics, windows, doors and dental products, among others.

Cenar received her J.D. in 1988 from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and her B.A. in 1985 from Loyola University of Chicago.

Bryan Cave LLP ( has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiaries Bryan Cave International Trade and Bryan Cave Strategies LLC provide trade and customs consultancy and government relations and strategic counsel, respectively. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,100 lawyers and other consulting professionals in 26 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s leading business and financial markets.

For more information, contact:
Meghan Clinton, (212) 576-2700 ext. 245
[email protected]

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