Kate focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation and trademark and copyright counseling. She has extensive experience in patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, as well as licensing and contract disputes. Kate also counsels clients in worldwide trademark, copyright, and domain names matters, including acquisition, clearance, registration, and licensing.
Kate has implemented strategies to protect and enforce the intellectual property rights of companies in a variety of industries, including consumer goods, media and entertainment, food services, and resorts.
Prior to joining Swanson & Bratschun, Kate was an associate at Kilpatrick, Townsend, and Stockton, LLP from 2009 – 2015. Before joining the legal profession, Kate taught eighth grade English at The Classical Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. She graduated with honors from University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Presbyterian College.
International Trademark Association
Colorado Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
Colorado Women’s Bar Association
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D. (2009), with honors, Order of St. Ives, Denver University Law Review, General Editor
Presbyterian College, B.A. English Literature and Language, summa cum laude
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
How To Handle the New Domain Rules, Law Week Colorado, Feature Story, Print Edition, June 6, 2014
Co-Presenter: Entertainment Law Update, Colorado Bar CLE Presentations, November 2012
En Banc Federal Circuit Further Defines Limits of Patent Misuse, Townsend, Townsend, and Crew, IP Update, September 2010
Supreme Court, State of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado