Education

Bakersfield College

Political Science

Julie A. Gerhardt

Paralegal

Prominent Assignments

Julie has over 20 years of legal experience with her focus over the last 12 years being the prosecution and enforcement of foreign and domestic trademarks.  Her skills and expertise include drafting, preparing and filing trademark and copyright documents, coordinating with foreign counsel on international trademark filings, facilitating transfers of ownership, maintaining trademark dockets, managing trademark portfolios, researching potential infringements of clients' intellectual property rights, trademark availability searches and assisting with Trademark Trial and Appeal Board appeals, opposition and cancellation proceedings and U.S. Copyright Office appeals and requests for reconsideration.  Julie interfaces with clients and foreign counsel from the pre-application stage through the maintenance of registrations, while keeping abreast of current domestic and international trademark and copyright laws and procedures.  Prior to her involvement in the field of intellectual property, she worked in several areas of law, including bankruptcy, estate planning, family law, criminal law and construction defect litigation.

Professional Involvement

  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
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  • PRINT

Areas of Practice