Keegan & Donato Consulting provides litigation support for trademark attorneys in Cleveland. We have the training and expertise to design and execute consumer surveys properly; can provide you with technical and strategic advice; help you analyze the economic, financial and/or technical complexities of your case; or help you prepare a testifying expert for deposition and trial.
Keegan & Donato Consulting, located in beautiful Rye, New York, is a specialty research consultancy that designs and executes consumer-based surveys for attorneys and their clients in the context of intellectual property disputes. Principals Mark Keegan and Tony Donato have more than 25 years of combined experience in the field of consumer research.
We have completed hundreds of consumer research surveys that have been admitted into evidence in state and federal courts, at arbitration, the TTAB, the NAD and other venues. We also have extensive testimony experience.
Our Wide Range of Services
Keegan & Donato Consulting specializes in a wide range of trademark and trade-dress analyses and surveys in conjunction with IP litigation, including:
- Likelihood of Confusion
- Secondary Meaning
- Strength of Mark
- Acquired Distinctiveness
- Lanham Act Claims
In addition to our consumer survey design capabilities, the firm provides services in these and other areas:
- Full-service data gathering and reporting
- Marketing, damages and forensic economic analysis
- Collaboration on complex commercial litigation issues
- Pilot studies and exploratory research
- Critique of opposing experts’ studies and reports
- Advice on deposition and trial questioning of opposing experts
Critique & Rebuttal
You may be confronted during litigation with a research study which, on its face, appears persuasive and well-executed. Research studies, however, often have limitations that are not readily apparent. Keegan & Donato Consulting can provide guidance about possible flaws in the survey evidence you face in your case.
With an unparalleled knowledge of the science and methodology behind consumer research surveys, we have the ability to identify weaknesses in a study that may not be obvious to an untrained eye, but may help you refute the credibility of an opposing expert’s work.
In addition to survey rebuttal, we are often enlisted for advice on how to approach an opposing expert’s deposition. We can counsel you on specific survey-related issues to address with the expert and on areas of questioning about survey research in general.
Keegan & Donato Consulting has developed surveys for and collaborated with firms that manage some of the largest trademark portfolios in the world, such as Arnold & Porter LLP in San Francisco, Fox Rothschild LLP in New Jersey and Philadelphia, and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston.
We are confident that trademark attorneys in Cleveland will benefit from the extraordinary expertise of Keegan & Donato Consulting in intellectual property issues. Get in touch with us today at (914) 967-9421 to learn more about our litigation support services.