Kandis Koustenis

Of Counsel - Cloudigy Law 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1250 McLean, VA 22102
Phone: (703) 436-2033 Fax: (703) 436-2268

Kandis Koustenis specializes in all aspects of intellectual property law falling outside the realm of utility patents, focusing on litigation and strategic counseling relating to trademark, trade dress, copyright, and advertising/marketing issues. Kandis also provides strategic brand and portfolio management advice as a consultant to companies ranging from start-ups to established global corporations.

Before joining Cloudigy Law, Kandis served as in-house counsel in charge of the global intellectual property programs and portfolios for Toys “R” Us and Kenneth Cole. Prior to her in-house experience, Kandis was a senior IP litigator and counselor in the New York offices of Darby & Darby and Goodwin Procter.

After law school at Georgetown, Kandis clerked for The Honorable James C. Cacheris in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, Virginia.

With her diverse mix of private practice, in-house, and strategic consulting experience, Kandis brings a business and strategy-focused perspective to her litigation and counseling practice.

Publications 

  • Co-author, “Intellectual Property in Mergers & Acquisitions,” Lexis Practice Advisor, LexisNexis (2014)
  • Co-author, “Intellectual Property in Joint Ventures & Joint Development Agreements,” Lexis Practice Advisor, LexisNexis (2014) 

Presentations 

  • Panelist/speaker, “IP Protection in the Apparel & Fashion Industries,” US District Court, SDNY (February 2012)
  • Panelist/speaker, “Women in IP Breakfast Series, Hot Topics in Licensing,” NYC Bar Association (March 2011) 

Professional Memberships and Activities 

  • New York City Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Section
  • Pro Bono volunteer, “Fashion Law Institute” at Fordham University School of Law (2013-Present)
  • Inaugural member, “Fashion Law Committee,” NYC Bar Association (2011-2013)
  • Co-founder & Inaugural chair, “Women in IP Joint Subcommittee,” NYC Bar Association, Chair (2005-2008) and Member (2005-2011)
  • District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Section