My practice concentrates on the protection of intellectual property in the United States and abroad, including trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, the negotiation and drafting of trademark, copyright and patent license agreements, technology transfer agreements, the prosecution of trademark and copyright applications, the prosecution and defense of trademark oppositions and cancellations in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as intellectual property due diligence in connection with mergers & acquisitions and financial transactions.
Prior to joining Wuersch & Gering LLP, I practiced international and domestic intellectual property law at the New York office of Alston & Bird LLP and its predecessor firm, Walter, Conston, Alexander & Green, P.C.
I’m a member of the International Trademark Association (“INTA”) and past Chairperson of the INTA’s Harmonization in Trademark Law and Practice Committee (during the 2012-2013 committee term). Currently, I serve as a member of the Madrid System Subcommittee of INTA’s Trademark Office Practices Committee (during the 2014-15 committee term). I have lectured on international trademark law, security interests in intellectual property assets and the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.
In November 2007, I was the co-recipient of INTA’s Volunteer Service Award for the Advancement of Trademark Law, in recognition of my work representing INTA at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) in connection with that body’s drafting of a Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions and a Supplement dealing with specific issues of security interests in intellectual property. I also served as an expert consultant to UNCITRAL on issues relating to intellectual property security interests.
In my spare time I indulge my passion for all things aviation and hold a private pilot’s certificate. I am a member of both the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association. Nothing makes me happier than flying…
I also am an amateur genealogist and I frequently lecture on the topic of genealogy research in Germany.