Karen Frank's practice covers virtually every aspect of intellectual property, including copyright, trademark, domain names, unfair competition, right of publicity, branding and advertising, publishing and the Internet. She represents clients in a diverse range of industries, including finance, advertising, technology, food, wine, luxury goods, music, entertainment, education, and more.
Her practice focuses on licensing and services agreements, print and electronic publishing agreements, intellectual property counseling, clearance and enforcement, content acquisition and performance issues, advertising clearance, and rights and privacy issues relating to websites and the Internet.
Karen also represents a major music performing rights organization in its Northern California copyright enforcement activities.
Coblentz represents this fast growing Bay Area company in its brand acquisition and enforcement activities. Plum Inc. is home to some of the leading organic baby and kids food brands and was recently ranked by Inc. Magazine in the top 100 of the nation's 500 fastest growing companies.
Coblentz provides brand acquisition, licensing, and enforcement services to Revolution Foods, a food company providing healthy and organic school lunches to schools in Northern and Southern California, Colorado, Washington DC, New York and New Jersey. Revolution Foods also provides healthy packaged food products, healthy vending machine services, and recently served its 50 millionth meal.
Coblentz provides branding, licensing, and distribution support to Two Degrees, a mission-driven snack bar company, focusing on childhood hunger. For each healthy-gluten free snack bar Two Degrees sells, it contributes a meal to a hungry child somewhere in the world.
Honors & Awards
Karen is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the Intellectual Property Litigation category. She was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2007 and 2009 Who's Who Legal: California, Trademarks chapter and is listed in Who's Who in American Law, 2009 and 2010 and Who's Who in America, 2007 - 2012. Karen is recognized as a Northern California SuperLawyer and is also a Martindale Hubbell AV-Rated Attorney.
Karen is past president of the Copyright Society of the USA; former chair of the Copyright Society of Northern California; a member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the International Trademark Association.
Karen is an annual member of the faculty for the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) Advanced Intellectual Property Institute and is a frequent speaker on intellectual property issues. She has served on the Boards of Directors of the Legal Community Against Violence, the Emeryville Chamber of Commerce, and Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation.
Karen received her undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and her law degree from the University of California, Hastings School of Law where she was Executive Articles Editor for COMM/ENT Journal of Communications and Entertainment