Benjamin Karpf is an associate with Bouhan, Williams & Levy. His practice focuses mainly on commercial transactions, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts (including content and software licenses, sponsorship and advertising agreements and services and consulting agreements), advising clients on matters related to copyright law, the Internet, mobile devices, social media and related technology, and the clearance and prosecution of trademarks and service marks. Mr. Karpf joined the firm in 2011. Prior to joining Bouhan, Williams & Levy, Mr. Karpf practiced law in Washington, DC with a nationally recognized law firm.
Mr. Karpf has drafted and negotiated complex license and services agreements, including enterprise-wide font software and content database license agreements and online service agreements, for major media companies. In addition, Mr. Karpf has managed extensive international trademark portfolios for clients located in the United States and abroad and has represented clients in connection with adverse proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and internationally, including before the World Intellectual Property Organization and the national trademark authorities in China and Chile.
A Savannah native, Mr. Karpf graduated from Savannah Country Day School and attended college, graduate school and law school in Washington, DC. Mr. Karpf received a B.A. in English from The George Washington University and M.A. and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University. During law school, Mr. Karpf served as an Annual Survey Editor for the American Criminal Law Review and worked as a law clerk for the Center for Democracy & Technology and the Media Access Project. During graduate school, Mr. Karpf was a volunteer with the Future of Music Coalition.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2007
Georgetown University, M.A. in Communication, Culture & Technology, 2003
The George Washington University, B.A., 1997