Kelly Horein helps companies build and protect their brands worldwide. She counsels clients on all aspects of domestic and international brand management and e-commerce, navigating the entire lifecycle of trademarks from creation and clearance, to filing and registration, and finally to maintenance and enforcement. Kelly manages significant global portfolios containing thousands of trademarks and advises companies ranging from startups to large multinational corporations on their intellectual property assets. 

Kelly is a trusted advisor who assists clients with unifying the ownership of global trademark portfolios after the occurrence of business transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions. She has strategized with trademark counsel in more than 150 countries to develop the most efficient ways of recording ownership updates with local trademark offices and works closely with clients to prepare documentation required for the integration of global portfolios.     

Kelly is a regular contributor to the firm’s Trademark, Copyright, Advertising and Media blog, TCAMToday.com.

Personal Interests

In her free time, Kelly enjoys playing the cello and performs with the D.C. Concert Orchestra.


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania


Boston University School of Law
J.D. cum laude (2012)

Duquesne University
B.A. summa cum laude (2009)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • International Trademark Association, Indigenous Rights Committee, 2022-23 
  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • District of Columbia Bar, Co-Chair of Trademark and Copyright Committee, 2020-current; Co-Chair of International IP Committee, 2019-20


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-21
  • Boston University School of Law – Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar

Awards Methodology

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