Dennis Wilson focuses his practice on complex litigation involving trademark, copyright, entertainment and Internet law issues. Mr. Wilson represents many of the world's largest media and technology companies creating and directing their international rights enforcement programs. He provides strategic counseling to businesses on a wide range of related issues including false advertising, idea submission, rights of publicity and unfair business practices. He has developed and directs international protection programs for some of the world’s most recognized brands and media properties.

Mr. Wilson is a frequent speaker on new media issues at local and national bar associations, international trademark associations and universities, and has lectured across the United States on subjects including new media, gaming, intellectual property, licensing, consumer class action advertising litigation, branding and Internet law. He was recognized for media and entertainment by Chambers USA in 2017. Mr. Wilson is listed in the 2014 to 2017 editions of World Trademark Review 1000. He is also listed in the 2017 edition of Who's Who Legal: Trademarks. He is a recipient of the 2016 Client Choice Award USA & Canada in the IP trademarks category for California from Lexology and the International Law Office. He was recommended by Legal 500 US for trademark in the 2013 to 2016 rankings. Mr. Wilson was named a Southern California "Super Lawyer" for IP litigation in the 2014 to 2016 editions of Super Lawyers magazine. He was recognized as a “Leading IP Attorney in California” in 2015 and 2017 by the Daily Journal and also named one of the "Most Influential Lawyers" in 2014 by the Los Angeles Business Journal. He was named by Legal Media Group to its 2014 Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners. In 2012 and 2013, Mr. Wilson was selected as one of “California’s Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators” by the Daily Journal, and has also been selected as one of America’s Top Lawyers by Forbes Business, and been recognized repeatedly as a “Super Lawyer” by the New York Times and Los Angeles magazines.

In 1995, Mr. Wilson established one of the first comprehensive Internet monitoring and enforcement programs, and currently directs international online protection programs. Mr. Wilson currently oversees a strategic technology team that works around the clock to address and remove unauthorized content from thousands of online sites. As part of this practice, Mr. Wilson enforces client rights and litigates disputes involving Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Lanham Act, the Federal Anti-dilution Act, the Consumer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Communications Decency Act and various state and federal statutes.

Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend, Mr. Wilson was a founding partner of 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, Mr. Wilson was a partner in the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles offices of a national law firm.

Professional & Community Activities

Beverly Hills Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Member

State Bar of California, Member

International Trademark Association, Member

International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, Member


  • University of Southern California, J.D. (1991)
  • California State University, B.A. (1988)

Bar Admissions

  • California (1991)


  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern 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
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Who We Are

9720 Wilshire Blvd PH
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212-2018
t +1 310.777.3740
f +1 310.388.6097
Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1900
San Francisco, CA, 94111
t +1 415.576.0200

Dennis L. Wilson

Experience Highlights

Marvel Enterprises and Funimation Productions v. New Image Sportswear Co.
Obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order and seizure order and seized thousands of infringing shirts on behalf of Marvel, the owners more
Plasmanet Inc. v. Iwin Inc. et al.
Defended one of the earliest online gaming companies,, against a claim that its web site design infringed the trade dress of the plaintiff's more
Digital Chocolate Inc. v. Zynga Game Network Inc.
Defended Zynga against the plaintiff’s allegation that Zynga’s MAFIA WARS game infringed the plaintiff’s trademark rights in its pre-existing more
Dees v. Saban Entertainment Inc.
Represented Saban Entertainment Inc. (Saban) against claims of copyright infringement, unfair competition, and breach of contract. The more