Micheline Kelly Johnson - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Micheline Kelly Johnson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Extensive domestic and international intellectual property experience from both transactional and litigation perspectives across patents, trademarks, trade secrets, social media, licensing, and technology related agreements, including software development and licensing agreements, web-based service agreements and technology consulting agreements.

Intellectual property portfolio strategies and management; licensing; prosecution; and litigation in industries including consumer and OTC drug products, as well as toys, chemical, and medical technologies.

Registered U.S. Patent Attorney

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Spring Hill CollegeBS 1982Vanderbilt UniversityMBA 1986Vanderbilt UniversityJ.D. 1986
Interfaith Homeless Network/Famiily PromiseVoting Rights Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the LawInternational Trademark Association (INTA)Fédération International des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI)Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)Junior League of ChattanoogaDevelopment Board, Girls' Preparatory SchoolParish Pastoral BoardCorporate Partnership for Lookout Mountain Elementary SchoolFamilies Assisting Boarding Students, Baylor School

Case History

Medtech, Inc. v. DenTek, Inc., et al. — Patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, trade dress, and unfair competition lawsuit regarding a dental protection device.  Significant market share at stake, significant profits at stake.  Difficult trademark issues deriving from third-party use of the trademark as generic term.  Trademark upheld, defendant ceased use of mark, licensed patent rights.  
Home Cleaning Product Brand Sale / Italian Co-Existence Agreement — Sale of brand to Italian company monetized asset in unexploited territory; extensive co-existence agreement protects integrity of brand.
Popular Brewery Divestiture of Restaurant Business / Co-Existence Agreement — Preserved brand equity and integrity by structuring sale and extensive co-existence agreement incorporating brand council between brewery and its former restaurant business arm.

Client Comments

"My patent attorney is Micheline Johnson and she has been a tremendous help in providing timely support for the patent process. Her insights as to what could be included in my patent claims have expanded patent coverage that greatly exceeds the general claims that I had expected. Micheline has made a rather daunting process much more clear and is always quick with replies and explanations. When I went before a U.S. patent examiner, Micheline was with me, having briefed me on what to expect and our strategy. Working with Micheline is like working with a trusted friend."

-Steve Twitty
Hearty Snacks

"Micheline Johnson is forward thinking and pro-active, not reactive."

Office Location

1900 Republic Centre
633 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37450
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law of the Chattanooga Metro Area
Micheline Kelly Johnson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Copyright Law
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Patent Law
Trademark Law

Other Information

Race: Caucasian
Gender: Female