Ryan Kaiser


About Ryan Kaiser

Ryan Kaiser specializes in the protection and enforcement of trademark rights for businesses of all sizes. His diverse trademark practice includes counseling clients on the selection of new marks, clearance searching, U.S. and international registration, licensing, portfolio strategy, anti-counterfeiting measures, enforcement, oppositions, and litigation. He also assists clients with the protection, enforcement, and licensing of copyrights.

For nearly two decades, Ryan has represented clients in a variety of industries, including food and beverage, dietary supplements, cosmetics, pet food and treats, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, musical instruments, computer software and hardware, online media, automotive products, publishing, education, and sporting goods. In addition, numerous startups, entrepreneurs, and early-stage food and beverage companies have engaged Ryan to provide strategic counseling in intellectual property matters.  Ryan also provides buy- and sell-side due diligence support related to the merger or acquisition of a company or its intellectual property.

If your trademark is being infringed, or accused of infringement by a competitor, Ryan is the attorney you want on your team. While he has significant experience resolving trademark disputes through negotiation, he also regularly litigates before federal District and Appellate courts as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Clients also come to him when faced with internet-related trademark issues and domain name disputes, including Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings and lawsuits before courts in the U.S. and abroad.

Ryan regularly appears as a panelist and speaker on trademark and unfair competition issues before numerous organizations.  He served as Vice Chair for the Food Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.  When he is not busy protecting brands, Ryan enjoys traveling with his wife and children, learning (albeit, slowly) to play the guitar, and dabbling in ultrarunning.