The Law Offices of Karen J. Bernstein, LLC is a boutique law firm based in Manhattan. We offer a full range of legal services, sometimes at a flat rate, related to branding of products and businesses, including prosecution and litigation of domestic and international trademarks and service marks. We strive to give value and attention to our clients in a number of ways.  We counsel on selection, use, registration, protection, enforcement, licensing, and transfers of marks and trade names.  We have experience in prosecuting and defending our clients’ domain names in UDRP proceedings. We also register copyrights with the U.S. Copyright Office.

A portion of our practice includes representing companies and individuals in trademark and copyright disputes before the state and federal courts.  Whether you are an individual or are a large multinational corporation, we endeavor to give our clients individualized attention.

Karen J. Bernstein has been associated with two highly-regarded Park Avenue intellectual property and entertainment business law firms in Manhattan. As an IP associate, she benefited from working closely with esteemed attorneys and gained experience in her areas of concentration. Karen’s clients include well-known celebrities, speakers, and small to medium sized businesses. Karen has over a decade of legal experience.  She has been a speaker at domain industry events like Domain Roundtable, been interviewed on the PBS Nightly Business Report about new gTLDs.  She has also been consulted on copyright issues and has written about Trademark and Internet law issues. When you need a reliable, knowledgeable, and experienced intellectual property attorney, Karen is the one to go to.

Karen is an attorney who earned her J.D. from New England School of Law and served as Editor-In-Chief of the Law Journal. Karen is also a winning finalist of the Entertainment Law Initiative Legal Writing Contest sponsored by the American Bar Association and the Grammy’s®.

Karen earned her J.D. after a successful career in the advertising and music businesses. She co-wrote “Hot For You,” a Pick of the Week in Billboard Magazine®, and she is a full member of ASCAP.  Karen also interned for EMI Recorded Music in the Business Affairs Office while in law school.  With her creative, business, and legal experience Karen understands her clients’ needs in creating effective strategies and goals to succeed.


University of San Francisco, B.S. Organizational Behavior

New England School of Law, J.D.

Court Admissions:

New York

United States District Court, Southern District of New York

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York



Bar Memberships:

American Bar Association, Member, Advisory Panel

International Trademark Association (INTA)

New York State Bar Association: Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law/Intellectual Property Law

New York County Lawyers Association

For more information, please contact The Law Offices of Karen J. Bernstein, LLC