Keith Toms

Partner

265 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
ktoms@mccarter.com

Keith Toms is a skilled intellectual property attorney with extensive experience helping his clients get the most out of their IP. He makes it a point to understand his clients’ business goals so he can provide incisive advice on how to transform their ideas, creativity, and reputation into a sustainable and protectable business advantage.

Keith is an adept IP litigator, with extensive experience enforcing patents, trademarks, and copyrights, both in the federal courts and before administrative bodies, such as the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board. Keith has litigated patents covering numerous technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, computer programs, and sporting equipment. He has also successfully enforced copyrights against national retail chains, defended a musical artist from a charge of copyright infringement, and has overseen the international policing of important brands.

In addition, Keith regularly counsels clients on optimal strategies for securing and enforcing their trademark portfolios, both in the United States and internationally. He has advised clients on trademark selection and clearance issues in the fields of pharmaceuticals, consumer products, alcoholic beverages, and business consulting, among others. Keith also has experience counseling clients on the issues surrounding reviving abandoned, legacy brands.

Keith has been recognized in Massachusetts Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in 2008, 2010-2018, and is also recognized among The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals for 2017-2019 by World Trademark Review. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. World Trademark Review is published by Globe Business Media Group. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2005
  • B.A., Augustana College,

    Philosophy and Political Science, summa cum laude, 2002

    Executive Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts