Suzanne K. Ketler

Member;
Cleveland
P: 216.348.5703
sketler@mcdonaldhopkins.com

Suzanne is a Member in the Intellectual Property Department at McDonald Hopkins. She is an experienced domestic and international trademark attorney who provides clients with strategic analysis for the development and protection of their intellectual property rights and brands. Her practice includes managing complex trademark portfolios for clients in various industries, including manufacturers, retailers, utility companies, financial companies, media companies, health care organizations, health insurance providers, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, food and beverage companies, and other large and small businesses. Suzanne regularly advises clients on trademark selection, clearance, protection, enforcement, and related branding strategies. She also represents and obtains successful outcomes for clients in intellectual property disputes, including trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, UDRP proceedings, and trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement cases. Her expertise in trademark law helps her assist clients in overcoming difficult and complex office actions, and in obtaining registration of desired trademarks on a regular basis.

In her practice, Suzanne also assists clients with copyright registration and effective copyright protection and enforcement. She negotiates and drafts software licensing and service agreements that are advantageous for clients, and can assist clients with all legal aspects of setting up and launching online and internet-based businesses. Suzanne handles all legal aspects of publishing and media production for her clients' creative endeavors and also assists in the development and implementation of privacy and cybersecurity policies.

Suzanne earned her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed a B.A. at Northwestern University.

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