About Rita

With over twenty years in practice, Rita Kline is known in her industry as a seasoned and highly respected trademark attorney. Providing the highest level of client-satisfaction and tailored legal solutions, she represents a wide-range of businesses, counseling them on all aspects of trademark issues, both domestically and abroad, leveraging her vast international network of experienced foreign firms.

She has extensive experience providing guidance and customized strategies on a variety of complex trademark issues, including domain name disputes, copyright issues, and structuring or negotiating agreements related to sale or acquisition, coexistence, settlement, and licensing of trademarks and copyrights. An expert collaborator, she often works closely with clients’ advertising and marketing departments, advising on all aspects of trademarks, helping them enforce and protect their brands. She also often provides advisement on navigating app store trademark disputes, providing customized strategies to help her clients combat dilution, and ensure their brands stay strong and valuable.

When it comes to her clients, their success is her success. She takes the time to truly understand each client’s business and unique legal needs, and she prides herself on providing the highest level of service and attention with each engagement.  Highly regarded in her field, she is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at her alma mater Cleveland Marshall College of Law where she teaches Trademark and Unfair Competition Law.


Professional Memberships

Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association (Board Treasurer, 2021-present; Chair, Women's Committee;
Board of Directors, 2016-2018)

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

International Trademark Association (Academic Committee on the Adjunct Professors Sub-Committee; NonTraditional Trademark Committee, 2010-2012; Design Rights Subcommittee of the Emerging Issues Committee, 2008-2009; Copyright Committee, 2022-2023)

Catholic Lawyers Guild