Ken Germain

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    Ken Germain

    Distinguished Professorial Practitioner

    • Adjunct


    Ken Germain, the distinguished professorial practitioner, at the School of Law, teaches intellectual property-oriented students and helps strengthen the Program in Law and Technology. He is of counsel at Wood, Herron & Evans and focuses his practice on trademark counseling, consulting and litigation. He is often an expert witness on issues relating to trademarks and unfair competition. Professor Germain was retained as the winning side's legal expert in the famous TrafFix case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2001. As a consultant, he worked with the winning counsel in connection with the landmark trademark dilution case, Moseley v. V Secret Catalogue, Inc. (U.S. 2003).

    Professor Germain is a frequent presenter at events focused on intellectual property as well as a prolific publisher of Trademark-related topics. He is a charter member of the Advisory Council for the J. Thomas McCarthy Center for Intellectual Property and Technology Law and is the founder and emeritus chairman of the All Ohio Annual Institute On Intellectual Property seminar (now having passed its 25th year).


    J.D., New York University School of Law, 1969
    A.B., magna cum laude, Rutgers College, 1966