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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 areas of Intellectual Property Law and 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

Friend or Foe? Beware of Invention Promotion Companies and Their Many Promises

04-12-2024 If you watch TV, listen to the radio, or read magazines, chances are you have seen advertising for companies offering to help first time inventors take their products to market. Often, these advertising materials promise patent protection, manufacturing assistance, and effective promotion in the relevant market for an invention. In many...
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ChatGPT - A Legal Client's Friend or Foe?

06-12-2023 ChatGPT was released by OpenAI in November of 2022. ChatGPT is a natural language processing tool that is powered by artificial intelligence. Stated another way, ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence chatbot that can interact with users by answering questions; drafting essays, letters, or poems; generating artwork; and more. ChatGPT has been...
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Is Your Content Being Taken and Reposted Without Your Permission? Here’s How to Effectively Combat Copyright Infringement on Social Media

06-6-2023 It is no secret that copyright infringement is becoming more and more common across all widely used social media platforms. Many online content creators with a significant following have probably experienced their copyrighted material being reposted online without their authorization. Indeed, they may have experienced this unpleasant phenomenon...
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Don't Be in the Wrong: How to Avoid Copyright Infringement

01-10-2023 If you have ever been on either the sending or receiving end of a Cease-and-Desist Letter or a Copyright Infringement Notice, you know that it is not a pleasant feeling in either instance. Copyright issues pop up every day in our Internet driven lives and knowing the copyright basics can ensure that you stay on the right side of the law when...
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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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BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2024 Best Lawyers® List

08-17-2023 BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 33 lawyers have been included in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. BrownWinick would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2024 The Best Lawyers...
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Drake University

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


Drake University Law School

J.D., 2012


Iowa, 2012;

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2015

Memberships & Associations

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