Sharona heads the firm’s Trademark and Copyright Practice Group. She concentrates on U.S. and international trademark prosecution; copyright prosecution; intellectual property licensing; enforcement and defense of intellectual property rights; major intellectual property asset sales and acquisitions; and ex parte and inter partes practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Sharona develops and manages enforcement programs for her clients to protect their rights in valuable intellectual property assets. She also maintains relationships with legal counsel worldwide to assist clients with international intellectual property protection and enforcement.
Sharona counsels clients in established, growing and young businesses across a wide spectrum of industries, including technology, various media, infant products and parenting, apparel, toys and games, food and beverage. She places great importance on educating and advising clients about opportunities to develop, enhance and protect their intellectual property portfolios as valuable business assets.
Sharona is also a distinguished speaker of Intellectual Property Issues affecting start-up companies at the USC Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and USC’s Marshall school of Business.
University of California, Los Angeles:
J.D. – 2000
B.A. Mass Communication Studies
Bar Admissions: California
PAST AND PRESENT EXCITING CLIENTS
Ms. Katan’s clients include:
HUDSON JEANS – the designer and marketer of premium branded denim apparel.
TRITON MEDIA, LLC – the technology company responsible for providing the industry standard for digital audio goods and services.
RANDOLPH DUKE – the apparel designer who achieved international recognition for dressing red carpet royalty with his haute couture creations at renowned media events.
MLOGIC, LLC – a manufacturer that designs and markets innovative peripheral products for desktop and portable computers.
FOCUS APPAREL COMPANY, INC. – a designer and manufacturer of athletic apparel designed for their comfort and performance enhancement properties.
KIMBERLY MECKWOOD – the designer of CLICK & CARRY (R), the innovative device that helps you to manage and carry multiple bags at once.
M.S.R.S., INC. – a maker of reliable household, kitchen and cleaning products internationally recognized for their beauty and performance.
GEMINOSE, LLC – an exciting start-up company of toy figurines and accessories.
MyChamberApp – the company responsible for creating a mobile directory for the Chamber of Commerce community.