Kate’s practice focuses on trademark and copyright law. She advises clients, from start-ups to large corporations, on a wide range of issues, including trademark clearance and registration, trademark disputes, use of intellectual property on the internet, and copyright issues. She was also an adjunct professor of copyright law at St. Mary’s University School of Law for five years. Kate received her J.D. in 1999 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served on the editorial board of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and Georgia.more
Following law school, Kate practiced trademark law at Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP in Atlanta for several years before moving back to her home state of Texas. Prior to law school, she worked in the Washington, DC area as a government contractor for a Department of Defense program that provides adaptive computer equipment to employees with disabilities. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Kate grew up in Lubbock, Texas.
Kate has volunteered with a number of groups over the years, including serving as PTA president and in other PTA executive board positions and volunteer positions at her kids’ schools. She’s worked with Book Buddies, which collects and distributes used books to children attending San Antonio ISD elementary schools. She’s also volunteered with children, serving in mentor and guardian ad litem roles. In her spare time, she likes to read, attend live music performances, pretend she’s an interior designer, and hang out with her husband and their twin boys.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Austin Intellectual Property Association
SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS
- Speaker, “Copyright Liability for Websites Posting Third-Party Listings: What’s Volition Got to Do With It?,” AIPLA Virtual Spring Meeting, May 2020
- Speaker, “Recent Supreme Court Trademark and Copyright Cases,” Dallas Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, Dallas, TX, July 2017