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Paul J. Kennedy

Paul J. Kennedy


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4194    Fax: 215.981.4750

"A well-respected practitioner with proficiency in an array of patent and trademark work." – Chambers USA 2019

Named by Best Lawyers as Philadelphia “Lawyer of the Year” for Copyright Law (2019).

Paul J. Kennedy is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office.

Mr. Kennedy has extensive experience in trademark, counterfeit, trade name, trade secrets, unfair competition, copyright, license, assignments, advertising and right of publicity matters. He has handled the prosecution and defense of numerous infringement claims, including injunction actions in federal courts and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

He also represents corporate and individual clients in commercial issues, including breach of contract, shareholder and partner disputes, letter of credit actions, commercial property foreclosures and replevin matters.


  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1983, member of the Villanova Law Review
  • M.S., Economics and Public Policy, London School of Economics, 1979
  • B.A., American University, 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1983

Practice Areas

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