International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that J. Michael Keyes has joined the Firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group in Seattle as a Partner.

Mr. Keyes is an intellectual property litigation attorney focusing primarily on the areas of trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition and false advertising. He has litigated matters in federal courts across the United States and also has substantial experience in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Office. He has extensive experience representing clients in a variety of industries, with a particular focus on apparel, food and agribusiness and technology. He also has experience in copyright and trademark counseling and prosecution.

Mr. Keyes joins Dorsey from the K&L Gates law firm, where he was a partner practicing primarily in the IP Litigation group.

Mr. Keyes has an LLM degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a JD degree from Gonzaga University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. He has a BM degree in piano performance from Loyola University New Orleans and studied at the Tbilisi State Conservatory in the Republic of Georgia. Mr. Keyes is former Co-Chair of the ABA Copyright Litigation Committee and Chair of the Washington State Bar Association IP Section. He is a frequent speaker and a prolific writer on intellectual property law topics.

“We are very pleased that Mike has joined Dorsey,” noted Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “Mike’s expertise and experience will complement Dorsey’s strong, multi-office IP litigation and prosecution practices perfectly. We continue to add talent strategically across the Dorsey platform to better serve our clients around the world.”

“I am delighted to be joining Dorsey and its great Firm-wide team of IP lawyers,” noted Mr. Keyes. “I look forward to serving Dorsey’s exceptional client base.”