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Laura K. Kutny*

Intellectual Property Administrator

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


Laura specializes in a broad range of trademark and copyright matters. She is responsible for all aspects of domestic and foreign trademark filing, prosecution, and maintenance. Some of her responsibilities include:

  • Trademark litigation support
  • Large client portfolio intake into firm’s docket and file management
  • Preparing and filing trademark applications and responses
  • Obtaining priority documents
  • Coordinating legalization of formal documents
  • Managing post-registration trademark matters
  • Handling assignments, change of names and mergers
  • Corresponding with clients and foreign associates

Laura has worked in intellectual property since 2007. Prior to joining Michael Best, she served as an intellectual property file clerk and then an intellectual property administrative assistant with Winthrop & Weinstine P.A. in Minneapolis.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement in Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award, 2019
  • Professional Activities

  • Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Chapter Alumna 
  • Semester at Sea, Young Alumni Council
  • YoungLife Leader-Milwaukee North Shore 
  • Education


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