Rose Kautz has a full-range trademark and brand management practice that includes litigation, enforcement, clearance, prosecution, and strategy. She represents both emerging and established brands and works with clients ranging from startups and nonprofits to multinational corporations in the fashion, beverage, technology, and entertainment industries. Rose counsels clients on acquiring and maintaining rights and on potential and pending infringement problems. She also litigates cases in federal court and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to joining the firm, Rose was an associate in the Santa Monica, California office of an international law firm where she practiced intellectual property litigation, prosecution, enforcement, and counseling and focused on trademark, trade dress, copyright, and brand management.
While attending law school, Rose served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Judge Stephen Reinhardt in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She was a Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review and Staff Member of the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology.
Rose can often be found speaking, writing, and teaching about trademark topics, and is an active supporter of multiple diversity and mentoring initiatives in the Los Angeles legal community.
Before launching her legal career, Rose worked as a full-time assistant at one of the top strategic communications firms in the U.S. where she focused on corporate, financial, transactional, reputational, and crisis communications.
Rose is proficient in German, having lived in Germany on multiple occasions, including while studying abroad at Humboldt University in Berlin in 2009.
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Haverford College B.A. (2010) Political Science, Minors in German and Computer Science, with honors
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law J.D. (2015) Order of the Coif , Managing Editor, UCLA Law Review
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
International Trademark Association (INTA), Member
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA), Member
Legal Education Access Pipeline (LEAP), Mentor
UCLA Law Women LEAD, Member
UCLA School of Law, Guest Lecturer on Trademarks
UCLA Anderson School of Business FEMBA Program, Guest Lecturer on Trademarks
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