Anthony M. Keats

Tony Keats is a founding partner of the firm. He has held Intellectual Property practice leadership roles at BakerHostetler,Keats McFarland & Wilson, and Stubbs Alderton & Markiles.

Tony's more than three decade legal career has singularly focused on the development and protection of brands and creative content from consumer products to entertainment, from luxury goods to the internet. Since he commenced his practice, he has provided counsel and has litigated cases on behalf of many of the world's largest consumer product and entertainment companies, as well as individual entrepreneurs, actors, and musicians. Tony's litigation background also includes related commercial matters involving unfair competition, contract disputes, rights of publicity violations, business torts, domain name infringement, and idea submission claims.

Tony developed intellectual property protection programs for some of the most popular entertainment properties in Hollywood history. These have included among others, Universal Studio's Jurassic Park, New Line Cinema's Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lucasfilm's Star Wars,Warner Brothers ‘ Batman and Looney Tunes, and Saban Entertainment's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He has also represented various studios and production companies including Warner Bros. Fox, Universal, DreamWorks SPG, Sony, Viacom, Paramount, Revolution, Mosaic Media Group, E! Entertainment, PlayTone, and Comedy Central.

His work on behalf of apparel and luxury goods companies in the protection of their important brands has included work for US, French, and Italian haute couture fashion and fragrance labels from Polo Ralph Lauren and Kate Spade to Versace and Atelier Cologne.

Tony has represented numerous individual performers in the film, television, and music industries in the protection of their brands as well as rights of publicity and privacy. The work has ranged from trademark protection and copyrights of artistic expression to efforts against internet cyber-squatters and unauthorized uses of names and likenesses in commercial settings.

Mediation of intellectual property and related commercial disputes has engaged Tony for more than two decades. Besides acting as a private mediator, he serves on the Attorney-Settlement Panel for the Federal District Court, as a member of the International Trademark Association's Panel of Mediators, and the World Intellectual Property Organization's Film and Media Panel of Neutrals.

Tony speaks and writes on a variety of intellectual property protection issues as well as working to enhance IP protection in state and federal legislation. He has appeared in numerous publications including Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and the National Law Journal, as well as on many television broadcasts focusing on anti-counterfeiting efforts. Tony co-authored the published book "Brand Protection:Counterfeiting and Gray Markets" for Law Journal Press. He was also a contributing author of the book"Trademark Counterfeiting" in the United States published by Aspen Press.

Tony's background also includes work in the business sector, including his position as a brand manager of Inglenook Wines in San Francisco and Napa, California prior to attending law school.

Tony has received the AV (highest) Martindale-Hubbell rating of his peers in the legal community, as well as being named to the World Trademark Review's Top Trademark Attorneys, and as a Superlawyer. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Brown University and his law degree from the University of San Francisco. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California.


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Konrad K. Gatien

Konrad is a founder of the Firm.

For over 15 years, Konrad has specialized in protecting name brands worldwide.

Konrad is an aggressive civil litigator. He has obtained eight-figure awards for his clients in federal civil actions, secured multi-jurisdictional seizure orders against counterfeit goods, and obtained maximum damages awards against domain squatters.

Konrad is “top of mind” trademark counsel. He has personally overseen the registration of more than 2000 trademarks worldwide, recovered domain names for leading brands and celebrities, and prevailed in overcoming objections and interference proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and Federal District Court.

Konrad’s writings and cases have been cited in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, The Trademark Reporter; Wright & Miller: Federal Practice and Procedure; Washington Law Review; Berkeley Technology Law Journal; Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal; and the Entertainment Law Reporter.

Konrad received his B.A. from the University of Southern California; his M.A. from the University of Southern California; and his J.D. from Southwestern Law School.

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Matthew Errett Graham

Matthew Errett Graham is an associate at the Firm. Matt focuses on intellectual property litigation and brand enforcement, practicing before the state and federal courts in California, and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Prior to joining KeatsGatien, LLP, Matt worked as an Attorney for the US Department of Labor.

Matt received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, where he served as a lead article editor on the Southwestern Journal of International Law.