Kayla Jimenez is a partner of US IP Attorneys, P.C. where her practice focuses on trademark prosecution and litigation, copyright law, right of publicity law, and business transactions. Previously, Kayla worked for several biotech and renewable energy startups in San Diego. She also has extensive experience with art law, fashion law and licensing.
Kayla has worked on several notable cases in the field of intellectual property law, including Fleischer Studios, Inc. v. A.V.E.L.A., Inc. (involving trademarks and copyrights related to Betty Boop), Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Ltd. et al v. AVELA, Inc. (involving Bob Marley’s right of publicity, copyrights and trademarks), and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. v. X One X Productions (involving, amongst other things, public domain issues with the Wizard of Oz). Kayla currently manages a portfolio of over 750 trademarks.
Kayla graduated cum laude from University of California, San Diego, earning dual bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Political Science. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law with a concentration in Intellectual Property. At the University of San Diego School of Law, Kayla was a member of the San Diego International Law Journal and the Phi Delta Phi honor society. Kayla also received CALI excellence awards in Art Law and Copyright Law.
Kayla is admitted to practice in the state of California, the District of Columbia, and before the Federal District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California. Kayla also enjoys teaching, and is an adjunct professor at both the University of San Diego School of Law and at California Western School of Law.
In 2019, Kayla took a sabbatical to pursue her dream of attending art school at the Florence Academy of Art. Kayla returned to the practice of law with a deep appreciation for her clients and their creative endeavors. In her free time, Kayla can be found painting, hiking, or admiring other’s artwork around San Diego.