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Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Ashley Klein

Ashley Klein

Associate
Phone: 404.504.7656
Fax: 404.365.9532
[email protected]
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Ashley Klein focuses on trademark matters and intellectual property litigation. She routinely assists clients with identifying, protecting, and enforcing their U.S. and international intellectual property rights. Ashley has experience handling intellectual property disputes, particularly patent and trademark infringement claims. Ashley regularly represents trademark owners in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

Ashley represents start-ups and mid-sized companies on intellectual property matters across a variety of industries, including technology, ecommerce, fashion, finance, food and beverage, agriculture, real estate, and hospitality. Ashley works hard to understand her client’s business goals to craft practical, cost-effective legal strategies that meet those goals. In particular, Ashley guides her clients through all aspects of domestic and international brand-building and brand management by analyzing and assessing the benefits and risks associated with adopting new brands and strategies associated with protecting and expanding established brands. Ashley also negotiates complex intellectual property license agreements and advises on domain name disputes and acquisitions.

While attending the University of Georgia School of Law, Ashley served as the Notes Editor of the Georgia Law Review.

Representative Experience

  • Advising numerous start-up companies regarding IP protection.
  • Preparing and prosecuting complex international patent portfolio for one of the nation’s top pediatric research centers and hospitals.
  • Representing well-known cryptocurrency company in international trademark protection and enforcement matters, and domain name dispute proceedings.
  • Representing well-known media company with the acquisition of various multi-million dollar domain names.
  • Represented Fortune 300 Company in various patent infringement suits relating to consumer products.
  • Successfully defended regional vodka manufacturer against national liquor and spirits company in a trademark opposition proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 
  • Routinely enforced a widely used design mark for a national research center in a variety of opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 
  • Assisted in successfully obtaining a preliminary injunction in a trademark and trade dress infringement proceeding in the Northern District of Georgia.

Accolades

  • Ashley N. Klein, “Go the Jamaica Way to Keep Brand Launches Secret.” The Daily Report, 9 Mar. 2020.
  • Ashley N. Klein & Warren J. Thomas, PTAB Precedential Decisions: Putting the Hammer Down on Filing Serial Petitions?, 17 Chi-Kent J. Intell. Prop. | PTAB Bar Assoc. 29 (2018).
  • Ashley N. Klein, “FARM TO TABLE Held Not to Be Distinctive.” World Trademark Review, 14 Nov. 2017.
  • Klein, Ashley N., et al. “Effect of Alternative Production and Management Environments on Layer Reproduction System Development.” International Journal of Poultry Science, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 251–253 (2013).

Membership

  • Member, International Trademark Association
  • Member, ChIPs Advancing Women in IP
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, IP Law Section

MMMPact in the Community

  • Board Member, Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House
  • Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
  • Chair, Attorney Involvement Initiative, MMMPact Steering Committee