Mr. McCormack’s practice covers a wide variety of intellectual
property issues, including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets,
patents, unfair competition, licensing, litigation and related business
concerns, such as: business formation, employer/employee issues,
contracts and corporate governance. Accomplishments include:
Counsel for Lopez USA, retained to assist
in product development. Work included procuring copyrights and
trademarks for martial arts and fitness DVD’s featuring
Olympic gold medalist Steven Lopez and development of talent
contracts and model releases. Later represented Lopez USA in
a lawsuit involving a non-compete contract.
Lead counsel for retail import company Mais
Oui! Represented client in unfair competition and trade secret
and defamation case. Achieved favorable resolution that included
published opinion in Washington State appeals court.
Counsel for local business hired to procure
licensing agreements with the National Football League, a Major
League Baseball team, and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
Successful negotiations resulted in licensed product.
Lead outside counsel overseeing special matter
for Microsoft Corporation.
Filed over seventy-five United States trademark applications
and related foreign trademark applications. Specific experience
with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, representing clients
in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings.
Ms. Kingston is an intellectual property attorney with a special interest in international
and domestic copyright law and enforcement as well as entertainment law issues. Before
working at McCormack Intellectual Property PS, Ms. Kingston worked for Getty Images,
the world’s largest provider of stock image photography. Ms. Kingston has advised various
clients on the protection and pursuit of their intellectual property rights. In addition to
her legal experience, she also has practical experience creating intellectual property in the
television industry. Accordingly, she recognizes a client’s concerns about their idea from
inception to protection. Ms. Kingston also has conducted research on various constitutional
issues affecting intellectual property, such as free speech.
Ms. Kingston received her Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from the University of
California at Santa Barbara. Later, she received her Juris Doctorate from the Thomas
Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California where she was a member of Law
Review and obtained several awards. After living in Southern California for eight years,
Ms. Kingston relocated to Seattle, Washington to pursue a career in intellectual property
law. Ms. Kingston is admitted to the State Bar of Washington. Her professional affiliations
include the American Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, and King
County Bar Association.