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Tara A. Kastelic

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
1405 East Sixth Street, The Calfee Building
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-622-8329
Fax: 216-241-0816
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Technology Transactions
Attorney Profile

Tara Kastelic is an Intellectual Property Partner who counsels clients on all aspects of intellectual property law.

Tara assists clients with the following:

  • Counseling to effectively protect and enforce intellectual property
  • Conducting right-to-use and non-infringement analyses and preparing opinions
  • Conducting patentability analyses and preparing opinions
  • Preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent, trademark and copyright applications
  • Maintaining and enforcing patents and trademark registrations
  • Preparing cease and desist letters and responses

Tara is a member of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA), where she has served in a variety of leadership roles in her more than 30 years of involvement, including president, vice president, director, and board member. She is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Since 2008, she has been a co-chair of the All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property (AOAIOIP) and, since 1999, she has been a member of the planning committee for the AOAIOIP.

Tara previously completed the National Conference for Community and Justice’s (NCCJ) Lead Diversity program. NCCJ is a social justice organization focused on fighting biases and promoting understanding between people of different races and cultures.

In 2013, she was named a "Woman of Professional Excellence" by the YWCA of Greater Cleveland.

Tara was an associate with Calfee from 1991 to 1993 before joining the law firm of Seed & Berry in Seattle, Washington in 1994. She returned to Calfee in 1995 and became a partner in 2002.

About Tara A. Kastelic

First Admitted: 1991, Ohio

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Representative Clients

  • Clark-Reliance Corporation

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, Member, Past President and Past Board Member, 2021
  • All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property, Co-Chair, Planning Committee Member, 2021
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member, 2021

Educational Background

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Toledo College of Law, Law Review Editor, Order of the Coif, 1991
  • B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, cum laude, University of Toledo College of Engineering, 1988


  • “Woman of Professional Excellence” Award, YWCA of Greater Cleveland, 2013

Industry Groups

  • Information Technology
  • Private and Family-Owned Businesses
  • Public Companies
  • Software
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Office Location for Tara A. Kastelic

1405 East Sixth Street
The Calfee Building
Cleveland, OH 44114

Last Updated: 10/4/2022

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