KJB Karen J Bernstein

Karen J. Bernstein, is the Principal of Bernstein IP, an intellectual property firm based in New York City.  In Karen’s former life she was an executive in the advertising business, as well as having been a personal manager to a major recording artist and a published songwriter before heading to law school.

Today, Karen brings her unique background and skills to the practice of law by representing domain investor clients and domain registries on a wide variety of issues involving domain disputes and New gTLDs.  Karen also brokers premium domain names and is best known for brokering Occupy.com during the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Recently, Karen successfully defended her client against Johnson & Johnson’s failed attempt to transfer the domain name, Johnsons.com, and she saved the Nashville based, major record label music industry backed, New gTLD applicant for .Music in two Objections brought by a competing applicant before the World Intellectual Property Organization in Switzerland and the International Centre for Expertise in France.

Karen speaks and writes about significant legal issues in the domain and Internet industries.  She recently participated on several panels at DomainFest in Los Angeles and at NamesCon in Las Vegas, and she was featured on The PBS Nightly Business Report about New gTLDs and the Fox US nationally syndicated talk radio show, The Leslie Marshall Show, about the Right to Be Forgotten ruling against Google in Europe.  Karen has also been recommended by and has written articles in major domain industry blogs.

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