I am an intellectual property, litigation and licensing specialist with an extensive background counseling clients on a broad range of IP issues, including providing opinions as to the availability and registerability of trademarks and copyrights, coordinating U.S. and international filings and litigation, policing and enforcing trademark rights worldwide, and advising clients on a wide variety of internet, advertising and domain name issues. I have written numerous articles on recent developments in trademark, internet and domain name law.
While a lawyer at Cooley Godward, I represented clients in retail (online and bricks & mortar), computer hardware/software, biotechnology, and telecommunications. I oversaw and coordinated worldwide trademark filings for nVidia, Intel, SPARC International/Sun Microsystems and Consolidated Freightways.
I have also managed trademark enforcement for nationwide retailers Hot Topic, Charlotte Russe and Lucy.com, and assisted clients such as MP3.com in developing and implementing in-house educational seminars emphasizing the proper use of trademarks and diligent enforcement of rights. I worked at the German law firm Norton Rose in Cologne, German, and directly with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Office of Harmonization of the Internal Market (European Trademark Office). I received my Doctor of Laws from the University of the Pacific (UOP), McGeorge School of Law, and Bachelors in Music Management from the UOP Conservatory of Music. In 2003 I also received my Diploma in International Legal Studies through the University of Salzburg and UOP, focusing on European Union law and Community and International Trademark registration and enforcement.
When not practicing law, I spends my free time hang gliding. I have been flying for the last 18 years and have participated in many competitions at the national and world level. With the German Women's Team, I won a gold medal in the Women's World Championships held in Sigilo, Italy this past summer. In addition, in 2002 I set two women's world records for hang gliding distance and was the Women's National Rigid Wing Champion for several years running. I have my instructor and tandem pilot ratings and enjoy taking family and friends for recreational flights.
Languages Spoken: German
Licensed since 1996
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|Owner||Just Trademarks||2003 - Present|
|Associate||Cooley Godward||1999 - 2001|
|Associate||Hopkins & Carley||1996 - 1999|
|University of the Pacific||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific||N/A||law||N/A|