Cara manages worldwide trademark portfolios for clients across a broad range of industries, including consumer goods, automotive products, pharmaceuticals, music, entertainment, fashion and apparel, food and beverage, engineering and architectural software. She has experience overseeing the intake and management of trademark portfolios consisting of thousands of global trademarks, and advises clients on trademark clearance, registration, licensing, anti-counterfeiting and policing. She also manages enforcement proceedings, including multi-country opposition and infringement actions, and recently helped secure an injunction on behalf of a large U.S. company against a large-scale infringer in a trademark infringement, trade dress and unfair competition litigation in China. In addition, Cara performs due diligence work on intellectual property-related aspects of corporate transactions and negotiates and drafts assignments, licenses, coexistence and other commercial agreements.
University of Virginia (B.A. French and History, 1989); Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 2001).
Member: Brands and Marketing Team of MARQUES; International Trademark Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; Arbitrator for Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna, Austria) April 2003.
Recognized as "excellent" in 2012 edition of Legal 500 US guide and "very talented" in The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2012.
New York State
District of Columbia
June 17, 2009 - Featured speaker at First Annual AIPLA Trademark Boot Camp
June 10, 2010 - Featured speaker at Second Annual AIPLA Trademark Boot Camp
September 2011 – Moderated panel at 2011 Marques Annual Conference in Baveno, Italy
June 7, 2013 - Featured speaker at Fifth Annual AIPLA Trademark Boot Camp
June 5-6, 2014 - Featured speaker at Sixth Annual AIPLA Trademark Boot Camp