Mike Hurst is a partner in the firm's Business Representation and Transactions Group. His 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. Mike serves as a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group, and is co-leader of the firm's multi-disciplinary Evolving Media & Technology Team.

Professional and 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

Awards & Recognition

Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2019-2021

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014-2020

Named "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property, 2013-2018

  • Chambers 2020 Mike Hurst
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News & Resources


Blog Posts


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  • 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

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