Summary

Kristin is an attorney in Taft's Intellectual Property practice group. Her practice focuses on trademark clearance, trademark prosecution and enforcement, trademark litigation, copyrights and various IP infringement matters, as well as WIPO UDRP matters. She advises clients on protecting their brands and proprietary information, while providing guidance regarding brand development, clearance, registration, and maintenance for intellectual property portfolios, including trademarks, copyrights, domain names, and social media, in addition to handling TTAB and litigation matters. Prior to law school, Kristin worked for the Chicago Bears and at a large corporate Chicago firm doing marketing and business development work. Prior to joining Taft as an associate, she was a summer associate with the firm and a law clerk for the Indiana Office of the Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division. She also was a law clerk for Honorable Barbara P. Gorman at the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. 

Kristin obtained her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL) where she was elected publication editor of the UDSL Law Review, was a finalist in the Walter H. Rice Moot Court Competition and was awarded Runner-Up Best Brief Award of Fordham Law School's Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition. Kristin was also nominated and selected for the UDSL Leadership Honors Program and was awarded a full-tuition, merit-based scholarship. Additionally, Kristin served on the honor counsel, was a dean's fellow and participated in the student mentor program. She earned her bachelor's degree from Loyola University Chicago graduating cum laude.

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Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law (2019)

    cum laude

  • Loyola University Chicago (2014)

    cum laude

Admissions

  • State - Indiana
  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana

Speeches and Publications

  • “Trademark Update,” 2019 Trademark & Copyright Law Year in Review, Indy Bar CLE program, April 22, 2020.
  • "Did the Supreme Court Just Give States License to Pirate Copyrights? Protecting Copyrights Post Allen," Taft Law Bulletin, April 13, 2020.

Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Past Executive Committee Member, Intellectual Property Section

  • Ohio State Bar Association

    Member

  • Dayton Bar Association

    Member
    Selected for 2021-2022 Leadership Development Program

  • International Trademark Association

    Member
    Selected for 2022-2023 Professional Development Committee

  • Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

    Member