Keating Muething & Klekamp Welcomes Intellectual Property Partner Megan C. Hymore
Hymore advises both small start-up companies and large international corporations on intellectual property and privacy matters. She has a passion for helping clients grow their business by thinking outside the box, mining advertising claims from client innovations and assisting brands with intellectual property portfolio management. Hymore provides definitive and actionable intellectual property strategies related to copyrights, trademarks, design patents, utility patents, and trade secrets. She handles trademark disputes, private label and trade-dress enforcement actions, licensing, and more.
In addition, Hymore provides guidance regarding marketing, advertising, charitable donations, promotions, contests, sweepstakes, claim substantiation, ratings & reviews, testimonials, and endorsements. She resolves advertising disagreements between competitors and successfully manages advertising disputes before the National Advertising Division of the BBB (U.S.) and Ad Standards (Canada). Hymore handles consumer complaints alleging false advertising, threatened class actions, and California CLRA claims. Hymore also has experience negotiating celebrity talent and influencer agreements, branded entertainment and media deals, and sponsorship agreements.
Prior to joining Keating Muething & Klekamp, Hymore served as in-house counsel for The Procter & Gamble Co. for more than twelve years where her positions included Global Privacy, Cybersecurity & IT Law Senior Counsel; North America Fabric and Home Care Senior Counsel; Feminine Care Innovation Counsel; and Cosmetics and Skin Care Innovation Counsel.
She earned her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, in 2007 and received her B.A.S. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2004. Hymore is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and is a registered agent of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
About Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
The law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally-recognized law firm delivering sophisticated legal solutions to businesses of all sizes—from Fortune 50 corporations to start-up companies. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2019 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, General Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Labor & Employment, and Bankruptcy & Restructuring. KMK Law earned five National Rankings in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Project Finance, Law and Venture Capital Law and 37 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2019 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 120 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at www.kmklaw.com.