Meaghan Kent is an experienced intellectual property (IP) litigator and counselor. She frequently advises media, consumer product, and software companies, among others, on IP protection, risks, and claims. She counsels clients on the development and protection of IP portfolios, including copyright registration, licensing, clearance, fair use analysis, and establishing efficient enforcement strategies to monitor and abate online infringement. Meaghan has a particular focus on issues unique to online content providers, including Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Communications Decency Act legal immunities for user-generated content and liability arising from linking, sharing, distributing, embedding, moderating, and aggregating content.
Meaghan concentrates her litigation practice on copyright, trademark, right of publicity, and related disputes in federal court, and has comprehensive litigation experience, including bench and jury trials and appeals. She also has experience representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, International Trade Commission, World Intellectual Property Organization, and National Arbitration Forum.
Meaghan’s experience in resolving online disputes includes cyberpiracy and domain name matters; keyword advertising, meta tagging, and click fraud matters; publicity matters involving social media; and large-scale brand enforcement and protection.
She often advises toy, entertainment, and media companies, consumer product companies, software companies, and art publishers. Meaghan keeps client needs top of mind, staying current on changes in their industries so she can best tailor advice to help them achieve their business goals.
Meaghan is the author of the legal practice guide, An Associate’s Guide to the Practice of Copyright Law, first published by Oxford University Press in 2009, and now updated annually by LexisNexis. She is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School, where she has taught legal writing and IP litigation legal drafting and has advised students on the AIPLA Quarterly Journal. She is also a guest lecturer on copyright litigation for an art law course at American University Law School.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Meaghan was co-chair of the IP litigation–advertising, brand, and copyright group at another global law firm.
International Trademark Association, Legislation and Regulation Committee (2022–2025); Anticounterfeiting Committee (2020–2022)
Member, Copyright Society of the USA
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Section
Founding member, DC/MD/VA Chapter of Women in Toys
Rising Star, Intellectual Property, Washington, DC, Super Lawyers (2014–2015)