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Specialties

Every business has Intellectual Property and every business needs to actively manage and protect its Intellectual Property. It is my job to help make sure you have the protection you need by getting to know you and your business goals and objectives.

More about me

My practice includes preparation and prosecution of patent applications, trademarks, and copyrights and I serve as co-chair of the Intellectual Property practice group.

In 2012, I received my J.D. from Drake University Law School. While in law school, I was active in the Intellectual Property Law Society, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity and Drake Law Women. I also served as a Judicial Intern for Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Prior to law school, I graduated from Drake University, cum laude, in 2009, receiving my B.A. in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology. While at Drake, I was an assistant to Dr. Nicole Taylor, examining biological and psychological effects of breast cancer on women/daughters. I was also active in the Delta Gamma Sorority and National Council on Youth Leadership.

Before joining BrownWinick, I was a member of the patent department at an international seed company that develops, produces and sells high-yielding corn, sorghum, sunflower, alfalfa, canola and wheat seeds. During this time, I drafted and prosecuted patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices; prepared freedom to operate opinions; drafted agreements; and advised on intellectual property rights including Plant Variety Protection rights (also known as Plant Breeders' Rights).

I am a member of Polk County Women Attorneys, the Polk County Bar Association, and the Iowa Bar Association. I have been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® - Ones to Watch in the area of Patent Law. In 2015, I was admitted to practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a registered patent attorney and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2012.

My specialties

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Transfer Agreements
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Agribusiness
  • Startup
  • AgTech

Let Me Emphasize the IP in IPA: Intellectual Property & Craft Brewing

10-20-2022 There has never been a better time than now for craft brewers to protect their intellectual property. The craft brewing industry is bigger than ever and growing every single day. In 2021, the craft beer retail market was 13% of the entire retail market for beer, cracking $26 billion in total sales. This represented an 8% growth over 2020. In 2021,...
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Why Should You Obtain a Federal Registration for Your Trademark?

09-23-2022 There are many benefits to registering your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Choosing to obtain a federal trademark registration first and foremost means that you have the right to bring a lawsuit in federal court concerning the use of your trademark. Similar to the right to file a lawsuit is the fact that a...
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Is an NFT Intellectual Property?

06-1-2022 The terms “NFT”, “bitcoin”, “blockchain”, and “cryptocurrency” have exploded in the last few years. From brands using NFTs as promotional opportunities to creators using NFTs to monetize their content, these terms are rampant. Although they can be confusing, each term has a specific meaning which indicates how it works and how it can affect...
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Viral TikTok or Copyright Infringement Lawsuit?

01-25-2022 Since 2016, TikTok has grown to be a popular platform for viral content creation. TikTok allows short-form video posts and encourages users to engage with the videos. The software then attempts to personalize each user’s experience by showing them videos like those they have enjoyed in the past. Part of what makes each short-form video interesting...
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What is a Designated DMCA Agent, and Why You Need One

12-9-2021 Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) online service providers may be protected from potential claims of copyright infringement if they designate an agent who is to receive notice of infringement claims for material posted on the service providers website or platform. An online service provider is defined in 17 U.S.C. § 512(k)(1)(A)...
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Date of First Use Anywhere

06-21-2021   There are two dates that must be specified in every trademark/service mark application. They are, the date of first use anywhere and the date of first use in commerce. TMEP 903.03. The date of first use anywhere will always be earlier than or the same as the date of first use in commerce. Id. The date of first use anywhere is the date when goods...
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Trademark Consent and Coexistence Agreements

08-24-2020   Usually, an entity registers their trademark to prevent consumer confusion and/or unpermitted use of their valuable branding. However, due to the sheer volume of new businesses annually and their tendency for rapid growth, it is not uncommon for two or more companies to use extremely similar marks without knowledge of the others’ existence. Most...
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Bankrupt with Bygone Rights: Supreme Court Tackles Tough Trademark Issue

08-22-2019 Article written by BrownWinick 2019 Summer Associate, Mackensie Graham, and BrownWinick attorney, Jordan Meggison-Decker In a recent Supreme Court case that bridged the areas of law between intellectual property, contracts, and bankruptcy, trademark licensees came away with a win. To best understand the May 2019 decision in Mission Product...
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Every Business Needs to Actively Manage Its Intellectual Property

03-24-2017 You and your neighbor have been tinkering in your garage for weeks and you are ecstatic that you have finally developed a new product…a hair dryer. You know you want to develop a business around your hair dryer idea, but what is the next step? One of the first steps to consider is protecting your business’ intellectual property. You may be...
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Assistants

Cecilia Smith, Paralegal - 515-558-0893

Kendra Haug - 515-242-2451

Katlyn Noftsger - 515-248-6637

Emily Bindhl - 515-558-8863

Tarah Rosendahl - 515-558-8867

Undergraduate

Drake University

B.A., cum laude, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, 2009

Legal

Drake University Law School

J.D., 2012

Admitted

Iowa, 2012;

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2015

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
    Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    Member; Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Polk County Women Attorneys
    Member