Education and Professional Background
- George Washington University, B.A.
- Georgetown University, M.A. in Communication, Culture and Technology
- Georgetown University, J.D., cum laude
- Clerkship, Center for Democracy & Technology
- Clerskhip, the Media Access Project
- Annual Survey Editor, American Criminal Law Review
- Admitted to practice: Georgia, District of Columbia
- Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite
Activities and Affiliations
- Member: State Bar of Georgia; District of Columbia Bar; Intellectual Property Section, State Bar of Georgia
- Savannah Jewish Federation, Board of Governors; Jewish Educational Alliance; Future of Music Coalition, past Volunteer
Presentations and Publications
- Recent developments in legal matters related to copyright law, the internet, mobile devices, social media and related technology
Benjamin Karpf is a partner with Bouhan Falligant. His practice focuses mainly on commercial transactions, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, corporate matters, intellectual property litigation, 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. Karpf joined the firm in 2011. Previously, Karpf practiced law in Washington, D.C., with a nationally recognized law firm. Georgia Trend magazine has name Karpf as one of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” in the field of intellectual property law.
Karpf has drafted and negotiated complex license and services agreements, including enterprise-wide software and content database license agreements and online service agreements, for major media companies. In addition, Karpf has managed extensive international trademark portfolios for clients located in the United States and abroad. He has also represented clients in connection with adversary 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, Karpf graduated from Savannah Country Day School and attended college, graduate school, and law school in Washington, D.C. Karpf received a B.A. in English from The George Washington University as well as M.A. and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University. During law school, 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, Karpf was a volunteer with the Future of Music Coalition.