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Susan M. Kayser

IP counsel to international corporation on its acquisitions of clothing and accessories brands, including acquisition of all trademarks, copyrights, and domain names, and related license arrangements.

As lead trademark counsel for six luxury brand plaintiffs, Chloe, Cartier, Montblanc, Alfred Dunhill, Lange & Sohne, and Panerai, secured summary judgment on contributory trademark infringement and counterfeiting claims against large B2B website, and obtained multiple favorable pre-trial rulings, including highly contested jurisdictional claims over website owner and operator located outside the U.S., and dismissal of all of defendants' counterclaims including wrongful seizure and violation of the Stored Communications Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. 

Advised a major Japanese trading company, and its affiliate, in the establishment of a groundbreaking, cross-border e-commerce platform with one of China's largest state-owned enterprises and its affiliate. 

On behalf of the Kipling, Timberland, and Nautica brands, obtained a $31 million damages award, permanent injunction, and transfer of multiple domain names in an action to combat the unauthorized and counterfeit uses of the three plaintiffs' famous trademarks in multiple domain names and copycat websites.

On behalf of multi-national consumer goods corporation, the Procter & Gamble Co., secured a consent judgment and permanent injunction against a private-label manufacturer infringing the trade dress packaging and trademarks of a successful teeth whitening line of products.

On behalf of the Kipling brand, secured TRO and preliminary injunction against multiple manufacturers and sellers infringing the trade dress of Kipling handbags and travel bags.
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