Sana Hakim

 Sana Hakim Partner Chicago IP Procurement and Portfolio Management Advertising & Marketing Agribusiness, Food & Beverage Social Media Law
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Sana Hakim assists clients with trademark clearance and trademark and copyright registration, protection, enforcement and counseling; domain name, social media and Web-related issues; and licensing and transactional work.

Ms. Hakim regularly counsels for profit and non-profit clients with U.S. and foreign trademark portfolios and manages global trademark portfolios for multi-national companies. She also conducts due diligence for acquisitions and mergers. Ms. Hakim also handles advertising review and clearance. In addition, she has represented clients in trademark and copyright infringement cases in federal courts throughout the United States, as well as in more than 90 opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She also handles Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution proceedings before the National Arbitration Forum and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Examples of Ms. Hakim's work include:

  • Reviewing social media and influencer posts for intellectual property issues

  • Handling intellectual property due diligence in transactions ranging from under $10 million to more than $400 million

  • Managing global portfolios of iconic consumer brands in more than 140 countries

  • Filing more than 7,000 U.S. trademark applications

  • Obtaining summary judgment for an opposer in a U.S. trademark opposition proceeding based on common law trademark rights

Ms. Hakim regularly represents clients in the consumer products, food, and professional services industries.

  • More Legal and Business Bylines From Sana Hakim

The National Law Review awards the Intellectual Property practice group at K&L Gates with a 2022 Go-To Thought Leadership award. In particular, authors Adrian Gonzalez Cerrillo and Sana Hakim, who produced in-depth analysis of the complicated copyright infringement issues surrounding pop star Dua Lipa and her hit song “Levitating,” which gained significant traction upon its publication. Other authors, such as Serena Totino, Simon Casinader, and Ryan Mullen also authored noteworthy trademark news updates and analysis, on Cadbury’s trademarks and Dior’s saddle bag design.


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