Katie’s clients benefit from the fact she is certified as a Trademark Specialist by the North Carolina Bar Board of Legal Specialization, which is the highest level of recognition by the North Carolina Bar of the competency and experience of lawyers in the area of trademark law. She is one of only 27 lawyers statewide to receive this distinction and one of only four Trademark Specialists in the Charlotte area.
Known for her ability to negotiate and find compromise in difficult situations, Katie regularly represents clients in trademark, copyright, unfair competition and trade secret matters. She also handles all types of intellectual property disputes and litigation in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and federal courts. Katie realizes that oftentimes, intellectual property matters overlap between patent and trademark issues, and her experience in her practice, as well as her background in biology and chemistry, enables her to understand both the scientific and trademark needs of a client.
Katie counsels clients in trademark selection, availability, registration, and protection. She has extensive experience in prosecuting both state and federal trademark applications, conducting trademark availability searches, and analyzing trademark infringement issues. She focuses on providing her clients with practical and business-minded advice. Katie is also a federally registered patent lawyer.
When she is not practicing law, Katie enjoys spending time with her two small children.