Gabrielle L. Kiefer

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150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2200
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Gabrielle L. Kiefer is an IP litigation and technology law attorney with Merchant & Gould’s Minneapolis, MN office. Gabrielle focuses her practice on brand protection, litigation and transactional agreements for a wide range of industries, including consumer products and services, medical devices, and beyond.

“Set Your Legal Foundation—Be Proactive, Not Reactive”

Gabrielle’s experience includes legal work for a seed-accelerator program as well as the University of Wisconsin Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic. Through this experience, she helped start-ups and small companies develop firm intellectual property foundations to build their businesses upon.

Through IP protection, your business can be proactive instead of reactive which will eliminate many legal challenges in the future. Gabrielle helps you protect your most important assets through work such as:

  • Patent, trademark and copyright licensing
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Enforcement measures
  • Software licensing agreements
  • Business formation
  • Due diligence

Solving Legal Challenges With Your Business in Mind

Every single business is different and requires unique legal solutions. Your business is no different. By looking at problems from a business perspective, Gabrielle takes pride in developing unconventional or creative solutions to fulfill your legal needs. She’s your advocate in protecting your rights, refusing to back down from a challenge or a fight.

A Background in Biomedical Engineering

Gabrielle graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. She also worked for the Invacare Corporation, where she achieved proficiency in medical device documentation for the FDA, Health Canada and the EU.

Her studies and experience now allow her to help innovative companies protect their technical property.

Gabrielle received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she served as the President of the Intellectual Property Student Association and conducted research in Corporate Governance. She has been admitted to the Wisconsin Bar, Minnesota Bar, and is admitted to practice before the USPTO.

In her spare time, Gabrielle enjoys being in the great outdoors, running, hiking and spending time with her friends and family.


University of Wisconsin Law School (Madison, WI)
     JD,  December 2020

Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
     Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering, May 2018


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Wisconsin State Bar, 2021
Minnesota State Bar, 2021

Publications & Speaking

Ensuring You Get What You ClickApril 18, 2022

Speaker, Three Takes on Takedowns: Protecting Your Brand Online, Colorado Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, September 23, 2021

Speaker, Three Takedowns: Protecting Your Brand Online, Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Speaker, April 21, 2021