Overview

Andrea advises clients on virtually all aspects of trademark law and intellectual property-related agreements. She builds, maintains, protects, and brings value to brands through the strategic application of trademark law, including through assignments, licenses, and other intellectual property-related agreements.

As an associate in BFKN’s Intellectual Property Group, Andrea’s practice focuses on U.S. and international trademark clearance, prosecution, and management of expansive portfolios. Andrea’s experience in these areas also allows her to holistically approach and resolve trademark disputes, while staying aligned with each client’s unique brand strategy.

Her experience spans a wide range of industries, from global financial services and technology companies to fashion and hospitality brands, and she concentrates her practice on the fashion, luxury, technology and retail industries.

Andrea also represents trademark owners in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and has experience representing clients in Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) disputes through the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

She also advises and assists clients with licensing and agreements for data, information and content. Andrea knows that clients who are purchasing or licensing technology, data and content benefit from her understanding of both the client's businesses and from her experience and ability to draft and negotiate deals that meet clients' objectives and appropriately mitigate their risks.

Prior to joining BFKN, Andrea was an associate at Barnes & Thornburg LLP. While earning her law degree, she worked in-house alongside intellectual property counsel for a major Midwest-based fashion brand.

Credentials

Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • University of Michigan, B.S., English language and literature, 2014

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Recognitions

  • Law School Merit Scholarship and Hellenic Bar Association Scholarship
  • Senior Editor, International Law Review
  • IP Colloquium, CALI Award

Organizations

  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member, Chicago Women in Intellectual Property (ChiWIP)
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