An experienced intellectual property attorney, Kate Cole represents clients in connection with the acquisition, licensing, and enforcement of intellectual property across a range of industries and technologies.

Overview

As part of her litigation practice, Kate represents both plaintiffs and defendants in federal courts throughout the country in a variety of IP disputes, including trademark, patent, and copyright infringement matters. Her years of experience as a litigator also make her uniquely qualified to assist clients in IP transactional matters, including patent and trademark acquisition and licensing.

Kate joined MVA from the Silicon Valley office of a large national firm. 

Notable

Notable

  • World Trademark Review 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals, 2021
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Stars", Intellectual Property Litigation, 2013-2021
  • Charlotte Business Journal, 2020 Women in Business Achievement Award winners, 2020
  • Member, Mint Museum, Board of Trustees
  • Member, Safe Alliance, Board of Directors

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Education

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, Editor-in-Chief, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review

M.P.H., University of Michigan School of Public Health

B.S., Furman University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
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“extremely customer focused and looks for – and accomplishes – business wins in trademark conflicts”. “She is a pleasure to deal with and her rates, and those of her associates, are quite reasonable, which is a significant plus.” - World Trademark Review 1000

World Trademark Review 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals, 2021

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