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Charles R. Brainard, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Intellectual Property. Member of Kenyon & Kenyon.


Brainard, Charles R. was born on April 12, 1933 in Jersey City. Son of William Everitt and Eleanor Holston.


Haverford College (Bachelor of Arts, Physics, 1955). University of Chicago (Juris Doctor, 1958).


Worked at Kenyon & Kenyon (New York, NY) specializing in Intellectual Property Practice. Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition, Computer Law, Licensing and related Trade Regulation, Antitrust and International Trade Matters, Sports Marketing, Entertainment Law. Trials, Appeals and Arbitration.

Admitted to the bar, 1959, New York. Member: Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Secretary, Committee on Patents, 1968-1971. Member, 1972-1975, 1984-1987).

New York State and American Bar Associations. New York Intellectual Property Law Association (Chair, Committee on Copyright and Designs, 1972-1973). American Intellectual Property Law Association (Chair, Committee on Copyright, 1975-1977).

Federal Bar Council; Licensing Executives Society. National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association. International Patent and Trademark Association.

Kenyon & Kenyon, founded in 1879, specializes in the practice of law relating to intellectual property. Our practice includes the procurement and enforcement of legal rights relating to patents, trademarks and copyrights. This involves counseling clients on intellectual property matters, negotiating and drafting agreements, trial and appellate litigation in the Federal and State Courts in all areas of the country and before the International Trade Commission, as well as preparing applications to obtain patents, trademark registrations, and copyright registrations, and guiding these applications through the appropriate administrative bodies in Washington, D.C. The firm also renders advice and representation in closely allied fields, such as antitrust, trade protection, franchising, entertainment, computer law and product advertising and marketing.


Trustee, secretary-treasurer The Foundation of the Open Eye. Advisory board The Joseph Campbell Foundation,The Laban-Bartenieff Institute Movement Analysis, Business Incubation Center Stevens Institute of Technology, 1990-1993. Member American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association (National Panel Arbitrators), American Intellectual Property Law Association (chairman, committee copyright matters, 1975-1977), New York Patent Trademark and Copyright Law Association (chairman committee copyrights and designs 1972-1973), Association Bar City of New York (past lecturer, secretary committee patents 1968-1971).


Married Susan Stephenson, April 18, 1962 (divorced October 4, 1974). Children: Jennifer B. Cunningham, Laura Brainard.