Cheryl has extensive experience in the field of trademarks, copyrights, and related intellectual property matters. For several years, Cheryl has identified by Managing Intellectual Property as one of the Top 250 Women in IP and has been selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for several years in a row and been selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for several years in a row. Her business counseling practice has involved a wide range of issues involving trademark clearance searches, trademark application prosecution, and assistance in legal matters broadly concerning branding, social media, marketing, and licensing. She is uniquely qualified to counsel clients on managing international trademark portfolios intellectual property policies and agreements that maximize their rights and protect their assets.
Cheryl has conducted litigation at all stages in federal courts around the U.S., and regularly practices before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. She also represents clients in domain name dispute proceedings before the World Intellectual Property Organization and National Arbitration Forum. Further, Cheryl is a certified mediator and is registered with both the United States District Court of Kansas and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
She is a Board Member and Treasurer of the Association of Intellectual Property Firms. She is also a member of the Internet Committee for the International Trademark Association.
|KS||Authorized to practice law||2008||10/11/2019|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1999||10/24/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|IP Star||Managing IP||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Top 250 Women in IP||Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars||2017|
|Top Attorney in Missouri and Kansas||Kansas City Magazine||2015|
|Partner||Hovey Williams LLP||2003 - Present|
|Associate||Shughart Thomson & Kilroy||2000 - 2003|
|Associate||Litman, McMahon & Brown||1994 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Intellectual Property Firms||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|International Trademark Association, Internet Committee||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Missouri Bar, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Committee||Committee Member||2008 - Present|
|International Trademark Association||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Johnson County Bar Association||Member||2014 - 2015|
|Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee||Vice Chair||2010 - 2012|
|Kansas Bar Association||Member||2008 - 2015|
|Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||1999 - 2008|
|University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Washburn University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Washburn University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|A Primer on the Updated 2017 TTAB Rules in Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings||A Primer on the Updated 2017 TTAB Rules in Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings||2017|
|20 New Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Rules in 20 Minutes||New Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Rules||2017|
|Missouri State Bar Association||Essentials of Intellectual Property Law||2015|
|Kansas Bar Association||Intellectual Property||2015|
|Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation||Beyond the Science: Overlooked IP for Life Sciences||2015|
|Association of Intellectual Property Firms||Effective Office Action Responses & Discovery Conferences in TTAB Proceedings||2015|
|Missouri State Bar Association||Emerging IP Issues||2012|
|Public Relations Society of America||Keeping your social media campaign on the right side of intellectual property law||2011|
|Kansas Bar Association||Welcome to the Wild, Wild Web: Protecting Your Brand from Online Rustlers||2011|
|Kansas Bar Association||Protect and Serve: Navigating Trademarks for Your Clients||2010|
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