Douglas W. Kenyon



  • Raleigh
  • Raleigh

Doug practices intellectual property law, antitrust law and general commercial litigation.

Doug focuses on domestic and international legal issues, including antitrust, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, counterfeiting, trade secrets protection, art, entertainment, publishing, technology licensing, corporate compliance, corporate investigations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and commercial litigation. Doug (in 1980) initiated the development of a distinct trademark and copyright practice within the firm. He has represented domestic and international clients on a wide range of intellectual property matters, including the acquisition, maintenance and licensing of intellectual property worldwide, the protection of intellectual property through anti-counterfeiting, infringement and cyber-squatting litigation and the development of intellectual property law and policy.

Doug also engages in a wide range of pro bono activities that benefit from his intellectual property acumen. He provides intellectual property advice to several groups, including the following: Search for Common Ground, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that seeks the cooperative resolution of violent conflicts around the globe; the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), an affiliate of the World Bank, which promotes microfinancing for poor people around the world; Gluten Intolerance Group, a Seattle-based organization that provides support to persons with gluten intolerances; and SHARE, a New York City-based organization that offers survivor-led support to women affected by breast or ovarian cancer.

Doug has chaired the Task Force on Data Exclusivity, International Chamber of Commerce and Task Force on Chinese Trademark Law Revision, International Chamber of Commerce.

Relevant Experience

  • Litigated in tribunals around the world, including the United States Supreme Court, numerous Federal Courts of Appeal and U.S. District Courts, the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the European Commission, the Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market and the World Intellectual Property Organization.
  • Reported decisions include The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation v. The Kittinger Company, 792 F.Supp. 1397 (E.D. Va. 1992), aff'd 38 F.3d 133 (4th Cir. 1994); Four Seasons Hotels Limited V. Koury Corporation, 776 F.Supp. 240 (E.D.N.C. 1991); and Hunton & Williams v. American Distribution Systems, Inc. dba, ADSI and, WIPO D2000-0501.
  • Reporter on Developments in U.S. Intellectual Property Law, Intellectual Property Commission, International Chamber of Commerce.
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