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J. Michael Hurst


Mike Hurst’s practice is concentrated in the area of intellectual property law. He has extensive experience in trademark prosecution, protection and portfolio management, copyright matters, domain names, brand management counseling, social media and Web 2.0 issues, as well as intellectual property licensing, both in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to joining Keating Muething & Klekamp, Mike served as Corporate Counsel-IP at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Illinois.  He serves as chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Group and co-leader of the firm's multi-disciplinary Evolving Media & Technology Team.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014-2019
  • Named "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property, 2013-2018



Professional & Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association, Member, U.S. Legislation Subcommittee (2010-2011), Chair, Courts & Tribunals Subcommittee (2008-09); Member, Courts & Tribunals Subcommittee (2006-07); Indigenous Rights Subcommittee (2014-2015); Lefkowitz Moot Court Subcommittee (brief-grader, 2005-current); Data Protection Committee (2018-current)
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class XIII
  • Mt. Lookout Community Council, Board Member
  • ArtWorks, Board of Trustees; Nominating Committee, Chair
  • Cincy IP, Programming Committee
  • Pro Bono Partnership of Greater Cincinnati
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 562-1401
FAX: (513) 579-6457

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Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1998; Order of the Barristers
  • B.S., Duke University, 1995