Kathy Perkins

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Kathy focuses on both intellectual property and general litigation. She regularly prosecutes and defends trademark and copyright matters and has filed more than two hundred trademark and copyright applications for clients.

Additionally, Kathy has helped a number of large national clients maintain their vast trademark portfolios. As for general litigation, Kathy concentrates on complex commercial matters including class actions, contract breaches and product liability claims.

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Kathy focuses on both intellectual property and general litigation. She regularly prosecutes and defends trademark and copyright matters and has filed more than two hundred trademark and copyright applications for clients.

Additionally, Kathy has helped a number of large national clients maintain their vast trademark portfolios. As for general litigation, Kathy concentrates on complex commercial matters including class actions, contract breaches and product liability claims.

Experience

Kathy currently represents or has successfully represented clients in the following matters:

  • A large manufacturing client in two cases involving insurance coverage
  • The world’s largest automobile manufacturer in various litigation matters in Arkansas.
  • Real Estate clients in contract disputes
  • A large international insurance kitchen products, men’s apparel and poultry industries in the maintenance of their trademark portfolios
  • Numerous clients in defense of asbestos claims
  • A national gaming company in defense of tort litigation
  • Numerous clients in trademark infringement litigation and trademark registration litigation, including in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • A large medical records company in obtaining summary judgment in defense of a class action in a dispute involving claims of deceptive trade practices and fraud relating to charging and collection of sales taxes

Honors

Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2016 Editions – Intellectual Property Law

Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Little Rock Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year”

Top 250 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation, 2013

Mid-South Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation Defense, 2007-2015

Mid-South Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers in the Mid-South, 2011-2015

Mid-South Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2006

Mid-South Super Lawyers, Top 50 Lawyers in Arkansas, 2013, 2015

Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2010 and one of the top 250 women in Litigation

Arkansas Business “40 Under 40” (2004)

Affiliations

Pulaski County, Arkansas, and American Bar Associations

Arkansas Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Chair, 2012-2013

Arkansas Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Governing Council, 2014

Arkansas Bar Association Uniform Laws Committee, Website/Technology Committee and Judiciary Committee, 2012-2013

Arkansas Bar Association Uniform Laws Committee, Website/Technology Committee and Judiciary Committee, 2012-2013

Arkansas Bar Association Uniform Laws Committee, Website/Technology Committee and Judiciary Committee, 2012-2013

Arkansas Bar Association Website/Technology Committee and Judiciary Committee, 2014

International Trademark Association Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Committee and the Problem and Bench Brief Subcommittee (2006-2018)

International Trademark Association Information Resources Committee, 2004-2005

International Trademark Association’s The Trademark Reporter, Editorial Board, 1999-2004

Intellectual Property Model Jury Instructions Editorial Board, 2004-2005

Defense Research Institute

Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XVII

Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants

American Society of Certified Public Accountants

Henry Woods American Inn of Court – Member

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute Board of Directors, 2008-present

Junior League of Little Rock, member since 1995, various officer and board positions ending with President in 2005-2006

Junior League of Little Rock, Financial Planning Chair 2009-2010

Junior League of Little Rock Financial Planning Committee, 2005-present

Camp Aldersgate, Aldersgate After Dark Co-Chair, 2010-2011

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Gala Co-Chair 2008

Education

University of Arkansas, Juris Doctor (high honors)

Articles Editor, Arkansas Law Review

Certified Public Accountant, Arkansas (inactive)

University of Arkansas, Master of Science in Accounting

University of Arkansas, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (high honors)

 

Admissions

  • Arkansas
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • Eighth and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court