What is a trademark?
A trademark is a word, phrase, or logo that distinguishes your goods or services from those of your competitors. Registering your trademark early in the branding process ensures you get and protect the name you want – and that no other company can use it.
a little bit about me...
I'm a firm believer that legal issues don’t have to be confusing or scary. I strive to make the process as approachable and painless as possible – and sometimes even fun! Every business deserves a dedicated partner to guide them on their journey, even if they're not quite big enough for their own full-time lawyer.
With over a decade of experience advising businesses on their legal issues, I know the areas most likely to cause your business trouble down the road. It's hard to know what really matters when you're in the weeds every day. My job is to take a step back, identify those key issues, and make a plan for dealing with them so your business can stay ahead of the competition.
Speaking Engagements & Publications
Five Things Every Business Needs To Know About Storing and Protecting Their Customers’ Information, Authority Magazine, 2021
This Year in Privacy: Recent Developments in the Ever-Evolving Privacy Landscape, North Carolina Bar Association, 2019
How the Changing Privacy Law Impacts Information Security Professionals, Charlotte ISSA Cybersecurity Conference, 2019
TECH Talks: Software Security 101, Charlotte, NC, 2018
Kate Kliebert explains how the NYDFS intends to regulate cybersecurity, LexBlog, 2016
Federal law limits bank's reaction to a data breach, Charlotte Business Journal, 2015
North Carolina, Louisiana
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2011
University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., 2007
International Association of Privacy Professionals, CIPP/US, CIPM
Women Lawyers of Charlotte, Past President
NCBA Privacy & Data Security Section Treasurer
NC Pro Bono Honor Society