Patrick C. Stephenson

(402) 231-8909
Partner
(402) 346-1148 Fax
Patrick.Stephenson@KutakRock.com

Mr. Stephenson, a partner in the firm’s Omaha office, has more than 25 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of trademark protection and use. He has worked with business teams and in-house counsel to assist clients in every aspect of developing and adopting protectable trademarks and best practices for using and protecting valuable trademark assets. He has routinely guided clients of all sizes through every step of the trademark clearance and registration process, and has maintained portfolios consisting of thousands of domestic and international trademarks. He has extensive experience advising clients on all aspects of trademark licensing, acquisition and divestiture. Mr. Stephenson is also experienced in federal trademark litigation as well as opposition and cancellation proceedings in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, including all aspects of survey design, trial preparation and trial strategy.

In addition to his trademark practice, Mr. Stephenson has extensive experience drafting and negotiating technology-related contracts, including the licensing and acquisition of technology-related assets.

Mr. Stephenson received his bachelor’s degree in journalism, magna cum laude, from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1986, and received his law degree, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1989.

Presentations:

  • Nebraska Bar Association CLE (2001), "ICANN. You Can. Protecting Trademarks on the Internet."
  • Nebraska Bar Association CLE (1994), "Trademark Law."