ABOUT THE LAW OFFICES OF SHARONA KATAN ESQ.
Sharona is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and brings her vast experience in numerous industries to her domestic and international practice, concentrating on U.S. and International trademark prosecution; Clearance searches; Cease and desist letters; Anti-counterfeit strategies; Drafting and negotiating co-existence agreements; Intellectual property licensing; Enforcement and defense of intellectual property rights; and Ex-parte and inter parties practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Sharona develops and manages trademark portfolios and enforcement programs for both domestic and international clients to protect their rights in valuable intellectual property assets. She maintains extensive and long-standing relationships with legal counsel worldwide, and under her guidance, assists her clients with international intellectual property protection and enforcement matters.
She places great importance on educating and advising her clients about opportunities to develop, enhance and protect their intellectual property portfolios as the valuable business assets, which they should be.
Sharona has enjoyed longstanding relationships with her clients, forming strong bonds of trust and loyalty. Some of those clients include:
An American e-commerce company that manufactures and sells health and environmentally conscious products including food, beauty, personal care, cleaning, pet, health, wellness, infant and household supplies under its own Brandless label. www.brandless.com
Premier entertainment company known for producing and distributing films and television shows, including critically acclaimed "PULP FICTION" and "KILL BILL"; www.miramax.com
PROVINCE BRANDS OF CANADA
A first of its kind adult luxury beverage company powered by cannabis, based in Ontario, Canada. Leaders in cannabinoid science, and pioneers of a new brewing tradition. www.provincebrands.com
RANGEME AMERICA, LLC
The leading online platform that streamlines product discovery, sampling, and sourcing between suppliers and retailers. www.rangeme.com
STARBREEZE STUDIOS AB
Video game development studio and publisher, based in Stockholm, Sweden. Notable games developed include The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, Payday The Heist; Payday 2; and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. www.starbreeze.com
TRITON DIGITAL CANADA INC.
The technology company responsible for providing the industry standard for digital audio goods and services. www.tritondigital.com
Premium denim manufacturer, designing products that push the boundaries within the denim industry. www.hudsonjeans.com
The software company that provides hardware-agnostic solutions through the use of AI and augmented reality. www.clayair.io
Sharona counsels clients in established, growing and young businesses across a wide spectrum of industries, including but not limited to: Entertainment; Software; Toys and Gaming; Apparel; Food and beverage; Cannabis; Personal Care and Beauty; Pet Products; Infant Products; Cleaning Products; Consumer electronics; Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality; Interactive media; Social Media and Influencer Marketing;
A PERSONAL APPROACH
University of California Los Angeles, School of Law
J.D. - 2000
University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. - 1997
Major: Mass Communication Studies
Sharona approaches the attorney-client relationship in a refreshingly atypical manner, especially when compared to big firms. Sharona becomes deeply familiar with all aspects of the client’s business including its operations, pre-existing obligations and staff. In this way, Sharona eliminates much of the need to relay information among multiple lawyers, paralegals and assistants, and these efficiencies are reflected in much lower legal bills.
This way, clients receive the focused attention of a dedicated and experienced “in-house” general counsel without the expense of employing an attorney full-time. Sharona remains ready to help clients year after year with matters that are routine and unusual, whether called upon to do so numerous times a week, once or twice a month, or a few times a year. Sharona makes herself available for her clients seven days a week, as she understands the urgency related to intellectual property matters.
Sharona currently serves as "Of Counsel" to the law firm, Citron & Deutsch.