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Kristi L. Behnke*

Senior Trademark Paralegal

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


Kristi has a broad range of experience in both patents and trademarks, and is involved in all stages of U.S. and international patent/trademark filing, prosecution, and maintenance.

Frequently serving as a key contact for clients, she handles a number of responsibilities including: filing domestic and international patent applications, Office action responses, and appeal briefs; preparing and filing domestic and international trademark applications; managing post-registration trademark matters; obtaining priority documents; coordinating legalization of formal documents; and ensuring all deadlines are met in a timely manner.


Kristi has worked in intellectual property since 2011. Prior to joining Michael Best, she was an intellectual property legal assistant contributing to the prosecution and maintenance of patent portfolios for a number of large clients, including research institutions and universities. 

Professional Activities

  • Pi Delta Phi, Mu Gamma Chapter, National French Honor Society




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