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 The World Trademark Review WTR 1000 edition of The World's Leading Trademark Professionals as "warmly regarded for her good commerical advice," 2015, and 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," 2014; Who's Who Legal 100, Trademarks, 2016-2014; Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars, 2015-2014; Legal 500 US Guide 2015, 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