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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, market research, 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. 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: MARQUES; International Trademark Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; Arbitrator for Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna, Austria), April 2003.
Recognized by 2017 Who's Who Legal: Trademarks; described by World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 2016 as someone who “excels on global portfolio management and enforcement;” and, in the WTR 1000 2015 edition of The World's Leading Trademark Professionals as "warmly regarded for her good commercial advice;" as well as in 2014, as "business-minded... with rich experience of managing portfolios numbering thousands of marks. Due diligence work on IP transactions and commercial agreements are among her other strengths." Named to Managing Intellectual Property’s 2016 IP Stars (2016 – 2014). Special mention made in The Legal 500 U.S. 2016 (2016 – 2014, 2012). The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers, 2013 – 2012.
New York State
District of Columbia
2015-2009, Featured speaker at Annual AIPLA Trademark Boot Camp
September 2011, Moderated panel at 2011 Marques Annual Conference in Baveno, Italy
The U.S. Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement: How Vietnam's Efforts to Strengthen its Trademark and Copyright Laws Signal its Desire to Join the World Economy
Loyola University Chicago Consumer Law Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2001