Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that Kimberly I. Shimomura, partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, has been appointed to serve on the Corporation Board for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
WHOI is a private, non-profit organization on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, dedicated to marine research, engineering, and higher education. Established in 1930, its primary mission is to understand the ocean and its interaction with the Earth as a whole, and to communicate an understanding of the ocean’s role in the changing global environment.
Shimomura maintains a full-service international intellectual property practice and assists clients in all stages of trademark and copyright protection, including: strategizing and development of brand portfolios; selection, searching, and clearance of trademarks; monetizing and licensing of intellectual property; prosecution of applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office, among others. In addition, Shimomura litigates, arbitrates, and mediates a variety of trademark disputes and has extensive experience in intellectual property-related internet, domain name, and social media issues.
She is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America-Trial Lawyer Honorary Society and has been selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list since 2014. Shimomura serves as chair of Harter Secrest & Emery’s Inclusion and Equity Committee, she is on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County, and is a member of the International Trademark Association. Shimomura earned her law degree, summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law and her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University.
The Harter Secrest & Emery Intellectual Property practice group provides comprehensive intellectual property legal services to clients throughout the United States and in foreign countries. The group assists clients in building and maintaining intellectual property portfolios including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights, and has extensive experience negotiating and drafting licensing agreements, and serving as lead counsel in complex patent and other intellectual property litigation. In addition, the Intellectual Property practice group provides strategic counseling to clients on assessing potential threats and avoiding conflicts with third parties. The group’s clients operate across a wide spectrum of industries and technologies, including manufacturing, retail, consumer goods, office products, and high technology and range from Fortune 500 corporations, major motion picture studios, and investors, to start-up ventures, entrepreneurs, and individual inventors.