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True Value Company v. Premierco/Robert Aronin, 2012 NAFDD LEXIS 163 (2012) –Initiated Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings against cybersquatter and successfully acquired domain name for client.

True Value Company v. Tackle Tamer, 2012 NAFDD LEXIS 126 (2012) – Initiated Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings against cybersquatter and successfully acquired domain name for...

  • American University - Washington College of Law, J.D., 1997,

    magna cum laude

  • Mount Holyoke College, M.A., B.A., Italian, 1994,

    magna cum laude

  • Minnesota State Bar, 2007
  • Connecticut State Bar, 1998
  • District of Columbia, 1999

Co-Chair of M&G Trademark Group (2019)
International Trademark Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
    Intellectual Property Section
Member of CompuMark Client Advisory Panel (2016-2019)
Board of Directors for Leech Lake Legacy (2016-Present)
Co-chair of M&G Trademark Staff Group (2018-Present)
Co-Chair of M&G Income Partner Group (2019)


Copyright Owners Should Prepare For Music Royalty Reform, Co-Authored with Lindsay Jones, Law360, September 25, 2018

The Top Five Mistakes Businesses Make When Creating a Brand, Charming Keepsakes Newsletter, April 2012

Specimen Basics, January 15, 2011

GETTING INTO THE GAZETTE: Tips For ®esponding To ®efusals, ®equests and ®equirements, Faculty, 2009 Intellectual Property Institute, September 24, 2009

Inside the USPTO’s Closet, September 22, 2009

It’s In the Way That You Use It (Specimen Basics and Avoiding Functionality Refusals), January 26, 2009

Specimens of Use and Filing Bases: An Overview, May 9, 2008

The Basics of Trademark Prosecution, July 18, 2007

An Introduction to Specimens of Use, February 2006

Pendency Task Force, USPTO, July 2004 – August 2005

Intellectual Property Law and Pirating Music, Renbrook School, Connecticut, February 2004

Descriptive Designs Under 2(e)(1) of the Trademark Act – A Case Review of In Re Nonu, Inc., USPTO, May 2001

The Relationship Between Service Mark Specimens & The Recitation of Services, USPTO, January 2001


Cyberworld:  Bringing Business And IP Strategies Together CLE, April 2019

Hot Topics, Trends, & Updates: Cybersecurity, Patent Litigation Decisions, and the Implications CLE (July 11, 2018)

Mastering Requests for Reconsideration and Ex Parte Appeals: Seasoned Practitioners and Former Trademark Office Examining Attorneys Discuss Strategies, Panelist, Minnesota CLE Mastering U.S. Trademark Registration Practice, Feb. 16, 2016

Niche Practice Areas: One Might Be Right for You, The New Lawyer Experience, Minnesota CLE, January 9, 2009

Behind the Scenes at the USPTO – The Examiner’s Prospective Webinar, September 26-27, 2007

Working with Trademark Examining Attorneys: Two Insiders Tell All, Faculty, Midwest Intellectual Property Institute, September 2006