Kelly Horein assists clients with all aspects of brand management, including domestic and international trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement. When litigation is necessary, she handles disputes, including trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and trademark litigation in federal court. In addition, Kelly prepares and negotiates intellectual property agreements and assesses product packaging for compliance. She is also a regular contributor to the firm’s brand protection blog.

Kelly manages major global trademark portfolios in a wide range of industries. In particular, she has led the restructuring of the worldwide trademark portfolio of a Fortune 100 consumer goods company. She has also handled the assignment of more than 550 trademarks in over 140 countries in connection with the reorganization of a leading beverage company.

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
  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Law Community, Trademark and Copyright Committee – Co-Chair
  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia


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

Awards Methodology

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