Ms. Bald is a Partner at Kelly IP, LLP, in Washington, DC, where she specializes in trademark and unfair competition litigation, disputes, and strategic counseling. She represents clients in federal courts across the country and before the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She also handles domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and has significant experience managing global trademark portfolios and advising clients on the selection, use, registration, enforcement, and licensing of trademarks.
Ms. Bald has been named to Managing Intellectual Property’s Top 250 Women in IP (2014-2018), named to the World Trademark Review 1000 (2016-2018), and recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property (2014-2018). She was recently appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to serve a three-year term as a member of the USPTO's Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC). Ms. Bald is also active with the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), where she has served as the chair and vice chair of the Trademark Law and Trademark Litigation Committees.
Ms. Bald has spoken and written extensively on a wide variety of trademark issues, including as a contributing author to leading publications on trademark remedies and TTAB practice and procedure. Stephanie also serves as an Adjunct Professor at American University's Washington College of Law where she has taught an advanced course on Trademark Practice and Procedure for many years.
Ms. Bald received a bachelor's degree in English Literature and French from Denison University, and her law degree and master’s degree in International Politics from American University.