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Laura M. Konkel

Partner

Overview

Laura focuses on all aspects of trademark and copyright law. Clients value her practical advice and look to her for support with U.S. and international trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance, licensing, due diligence, and enforcement. Clients also regularly seek Laura’s assistance with copyright registration and enforcement matters. 

Experience

Trademark Enforcement

Laura regularly represents clients in opposition, cancellation, and infringement proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and global courts and trademark offices.  

Laura represented the plaintiff in the first-ever TTAB decision finding a color to be generic, designated one of the “Top Ten TTAB Decisions of 2019” by the TTABlog.

Internet Experience 

Laura has considerable experience with domain name disputes and counsels clients on Internet-related intellectual property matters. She successfully represented clients in many arbitration proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS). She also regularly assists with: 
 

  • Strategic registration and acquisition of domain names
  • Effective management of domain portfolios
  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights on social media
  • Keyword advertising

Honors & Recognitions

  • The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - World Trademark Review 1000, 2021
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement in Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award, 2019

Professional Activities

  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
    • Pro Bono Committee
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owner's Association (IPO)

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admission

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Heartland Farm Sanctuary

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admission

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Heartland Farm Sanctuary
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