Caroline "Carrie" Barbee focuses her practice on all areas of intellectual property litigation and enforcement, including copyright and trademark infringement litigation, as well as registering, policing and enforcing trademarks and copyrights. In addition to litigating copyright and trademark infringement cases, Ms. Barbee has experience litigating general commercial disputes involving breach of contract, interference with contractual relations and prospective business advantage, defamation, false advertising and other forms of unfair competition.

Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend, Ms. Barbee worked as an associate at Keats McFarland & Wilson LLP in Beverly Hills, California, a boutique intellectual property law firm with extensive involvement in the development, protection, and enforcement of famous brands as they relate to consumer products, entertainment and the Internet. Previously, Ms. Barbee was an attorney in the Los Angeles office of a national law firm.

While in law school, Ms. Barbee served as a judicial extern to the Honorable S. James Otero at the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Ms. Barbee was recognized as a Southern California “Rising Star” for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine in 2008, 2010-2012 and 2014-2017, a recognition given by Law & Politics to the top 200 attorneys in Southern California under the age of 40 practicing less than ten years. Ms. Barbee was listed as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Intellectual Property – Southern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers by Los Angeles magazine in 2012 and 2014 and as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Southern California – Rising Star by Los Angeles magazine in 2015.

Professional & Community Activities

State Bar of California, Member

Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, Editorial Board, Member (2009-Present)

Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, Annual Entertainment Law Issue, Special Coordinating Editor (2009-Present)

Southwestern Law School Entertainment and Intellectual Property Alumni Association, Board of Directors, Member; Executive Committee, Secretary

Southwestern Law School Entertainment and Intellectual Property Alumni Association, Steering Committee, Past Member

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section, Member

Southwestern Law Review, Executive Board, Notes & Comments Editor, Past Member

Education

  • Southwestern Law School, J.D. (2005)
    cum laude, CALI Award Recipient for Excellence in Contract Law, Wildman Merit Scholarship Recipient, Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • California State University, Northridge, B.A., Sociology (2002)
    summa cum laude, James Russel Simpson Merit Scholarship Recipient, Kian Kwan Sociology Scholarship Recipient

Bar Admissions

  • California (2005)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Understanding our clients’ business objectives and effectively working together to develop creative and strategic legal solutions to assist in meeting those objectives.

9720 Wilshire Blvd PH
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212-2018
USA
t +1 310.777.3735
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Caroline Y. Barbee

Experience Highlights

Givenchy S.A. v. BCBG Max Azria Group Inc.
Represented Givenchy and argued that Givenchy’s handbag design functioned as a protectable trade dress. The defendant produced a line of “fast more
Online enforcement program
Established one of the first comprehensive Internet monitoring and enforcement programs, and we currently direct numerous international online more
Volcom Inc. v. Roc Nation LLC
Defended Jay Z and Roc Nation against a claim of trademark infringement. Volcom Inc. alleged that the red diamond design used by Roc Nation in more
O'Brien v. Hasbro Inc.
Defended Hasbro in a putative class action brought on behalf of all California purchasers of a Tinkertoy set. The Plaintiff alleged that Hasbro more