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  1. Internet: 30%
  2. Trademark Application: 30%
  3. Trademark Infringement: 25%
  4. Copyright Application: 10%
  5. Copyright Infringement: 5%

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Suite 1500
50 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice199707/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The World's Leading Trademark ProfessionalsWorld Trademark Review2014
The World's Leading Trademark ProfessionalsWorld Trademark Review2013
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2011
Author of the Year - E-commerce USALexology (Association of Corporate Counsel)2010
Pro Bono Scales of Justice AwardDorsey & Whitney LLP2009
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2005
Prosser Prize - Copyright and Unfair CompetitionUniversity of California, Berkeley School of Law1996
Prosser Prize - Advanced Legal ResearchUniversity of California, Berkeley School of Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-Chair, Privacy and Social Media Practice GroupDorsey & Whitney, LLP2013 - Present
PartnerDorsey & Whitney LLP1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minneosota State Bar Association, Computer & Technology Law SectionChair2013 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Computer and Technology Law SectionVice Chair2012 - 2013
Minnesota Women LawyersCo-Chair, Communications Committee2011 - 2013
Minnesota State Bar Association, Computer and Technology Law SectionTreasurer2011 - 2012
The WorksVice Chair, Board of Directors2010 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Computer & Technology Law SectionSecretary2010 - 2011
International Trademark AssociationInternet Committee (Web 2.0 Working Group)2010 - 2013
Minnesota Women LawyersTechnology Committee Member2009 - 2011
Minnesota State Bar Association, Computer and Technology Law SectionSection Council Member2009 - Present
Minnesota Women LawyersLeadership Committee Member2008 - 2009
Minnesota Justice FoundationBoard of Directors1999 - 2003
Hennepin County Bar Association, New Lawyers SectionProfessionalism Director1998 - 1999
Hennepin County Bar AssociationGoverning Council Member1998 - 1999
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Dorsey & Whitney e-UpdatePlanning for Proliferation: Delays in the Expansion of Generic Top Level Domain Names Create Additional Time to Protect Your Company’s Rights2012
Dorsey & Whitney eUpdate.XXXcluding Your Brand from the Online Adult Entertainment Industry2011
Dorsey & Whitney LLP e-UpdateBlogging, Online Employee Comments, and Online Endorsements: Complying with the FTC’s New Guidelines Just Got Easier2010
Landslide MagazineHeads You Win, Tails You Lose: Striving to Make Sense of Keyword Advertising Cases Post Rescuecom2010
Dorsey & Whitney LLP e-UpdatesFacebook Places Has Checked-in: Brand Owners Should Consider Proactively Setting Up Pages to Prevent Unfixable Errors2010
Dorsey & Whitney eUpdateInternationalized Domain Name Process Launched November 16, 20092009
Dorsey & Whitney LLP eUpdateKeyword Advertising after Rescuecom: Predictability Remains Elusive2009
Dorsey & Whitney LLP eUpdateDon’t Just Close Your Eyes and Leap: Top Five Issues in the Facebook Terms of Use2009
Dorsey & Whitney LLP eUpdateBrand Owners and U.S. Government Tell ICANN: Domain Name Plan Will Confuse Consumers and Hurt Us – Especially in These Tough Economic Times2009
ADWEEKWeb 3.0 Free-for-All2009
Dorsey & Whitney LLP eUpdateDomain Name Alert: Ringing Up The New .tel Top-Level Domain Name: One of Many TLDs to Come2008
E-Commerce Law ReportProtecting Your Brand in DotChaos -- Overview of the New Generic Top Level Domain Name Application Process and Updates from ICANN's November 2008 Meeting in Cairo2008
Dorsey & Whitney LLP eUpdateWeb Free-For-All on the Horizon – Brand Owners Should Begin Planning Their Defensive Strategy Now2008
Computer Law NewsInternet Governing Body ICANN Approves Next Generation of Top Level Domain Names2006
Young LawyerSuccessful Trademark Practice2003
Marshall J. Computer & Info. L.Time to Pay Up: Internet Service Providers Universal Service Obligations Under the Telecommunications Act of 19961997
Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law JournalSoftware Look and Feel Protection in the 1990s1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Stanford UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Northwestern University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Zenith Social Media ConferenceSocial Media & The Law2012
Minnesota State Bar Association, Computer and Technology Law SectionProtecting Your Trademarks in the Domain Name Big Bang2012
Women Attorneys on the Cutting Edge: Standing Out and Staying Relevant in the New EconomyThe Insider's Perspective: How to Navigate and Find Success Within Your Own Organization2011
West LegalEdCenterBreakneck Speed: 10 Hot Topics on Internet and Privacy Law2011
Nonprofit Communicators WorkshopUn-Risky Business: Protecting Your Organization in the Online World2011
National Cooperative Business Association Purchasing Co-op Annual MeetingSocial Networking and Privacy2011
National Cooperative Business Association Annual MeetingProtecting Your Co-op in the Online World2011
Minnesota State Bar Association, Computer and Technology Law SectionGoogle+ Puts Facebook in Check and Facebook Moves Its King2011
Minnesota State Bar AssociationHand-held Devices & Privacy: We Know What You Read, Bought, Watched, Ate and Emailed Last Summer - Are You Scared?2011
Computer & Technology Law InstituteThere is No Law, There's Only Facebook2011
Technology Law ConferenceNew Developments in Keyword Advertising2010
NALS Region 5 ConferenceThe Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Business Use of Social Networks2010
INTA RoundtablePolicing Trademarks on the Internet and the Web 2.02010
ABA CLEDon't Forget to Hit the Refresh Button: The Law of Keyword Advertising Changes Again2010
Society for Marketing Professional ServicesCopyright Law in the Digital Age2009
Minnesota State Bar Association Computer & Technology Law Section MeetingBeyond the Crawl Frontier: Keyword-Linked Advertising and Trademark Infringement2009
INTA RoundtableMadrid Protocol - A View From the U.S.2009
Finding Your Tweetzone: Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Business Social NetworkingFinding Your Tweetzone: Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Business Social Networking2009
Dorsey & Whitney LLP Client CLEYour Business in 140 Characters or Less: Overview of Legal Issues and Business Considerations in Social Networking2009
Computer & Technology Law InstituteKeyword Advertising: Courts Search for “Trademark Protection”; Google Comes Up With No Results2009
Dorsey & Whitney LLP Corporate Counsel SymposiumTasting, Kiting, Phishing and Pharming: IP Law Goes Online2008
Law Seminars InternationalTrademark and Franchise Licensing: The Fine and Uncertain Line Between Too Much and Not Enough Licensor Control2006
Dorsey Corporate Counsel SymposiumIP Strategies and Patent Reform: Where We Are, Where We're Going, and New Problems to Worry About2005
Trademark Staff TrainingInternational Trademark Law - Nothing Sucks Like an Electrolux2004
Mergers and Acquisitions practice groupTrademark Due Diligence2003
Trademark Staff TrainingHandling Domain Name Disputes2002
Art Institutes International MinnesotaCopyright Basics for Creative Professionals2002
William Mitchell College of LawInternet Roundtable2001
Minnesota CLEPointing Their Browser Your Way: Developing Business and Preventing Cybersquatting Through Strategic Registration of Domain Names2001