Kenneth D. Suzan is of counsel in Barnes & Thornburg's Minneapolis office and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Department. He is also a member of the Aviation Practice Group and the Pipeline Practice Team.
Kenneth has experience in the areas of trademark law, copyright law, Internet law, social media law, domain names, and service mark matters. He has counseled his clients on a variety of issues ranging from the inception of a trademark to ultimate registration, licensing and enforcement. Kenneth counsels and assists wearable technology companies to protect brand names through trademark, copyright and domain name filings. He also performs trademark clearance searches for mobile application names and logos. Kenneth has also worked with an expansive network of associates worldwide on trademark clearance, licensing and litigation matters.
In addition to his intellectual property practice, Kenneth also advises clients on FAA regulatory and compliance issues pertaining to UAVs or drones. He has prepared Section 333 exemptions, Part 107 Waiver/Airspace Authorizations, and provided legal counsel on the commercial use of UAVs.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Kenneth served as a partner at Hodgson Russ LLP in Buffalo, New York, where he managed a worldwide docket of trademark and service mark applications and registrations, prosecuted and defended trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, handled multiple federal trademark litigation matters, and advised and counseled clients on all facets of trademark issues. In addition, Kenneth has also served as a senior associate for Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P., and as an associate for Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP.
Professional and Community Involvement
Past president, Buffalo Arts Studio in Buffalo, New York
Member of the board of advisors, Intellectual Property Counselor