M. Kelly Tillery
M. Kelly Tillery, a national authority in intellectual property and anti-counterfeiting protection, is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group.
practice on IP litigation and is known for his
work in anti-counterfeiting actions, especially injunctions and seizure orders.
has long been in the forefront of obtaining individual, national and facility injunctions to protect the trademarks and copyrights of performing artists as well as major software, novelty, jewelry and designer manufacturers from around the world.
He also has extensive experience in commercial litigation.
Engagements representative of Mr. Tillery's
practice include the following:
has written numerous articles and frequently lectures on issues involving the protection of intellectual property and electronic commerce.
Mr. Tillery has served as an adjunct professor at the Executive MBA Program of Drexel University's LeBow Graduate School of Business, teaching a course on "The Law of E-Commerce.
He also has been a lecturer on "Trademarks and Copyrights" at Drexel University's Graduate School of Arts Management.
is recognized as a notable practitioner in intellectual property law in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
also is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and was selected for inclusion on the 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.
He is a member of the intellectual property law committees of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia bar associations, and a member of the American Bar Association's Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law.
He is a member of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, and a proctor in admiralty with the Maritime Law Association.
He is a member of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and chairman of its Philadelphia Chapter, and a past member of the board of directors of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition.
He is a senior adviser to the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Mr. Tillery joined Pepper in May 2005, from Leonard, Tillery & Sciolla, LLP in Philadelphia, a firm he co-founded in 1982, and in which he was a senior partner and chair of its Intellectual Property and E-Commerce Group.
M. Kelly Tillery