The Donaldson Law Group was founded by Kirsten Donaldson, an attorney who has practiced intellectual property law for over a decade in both private firms and for the federal government.
Kirsten provides strategic advice to clients on IP Law and policy matters.
Kirsten regularly advises clients on trademark and copyright development, registration, and licensing agreements. She also advises on enforcement measures, including trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and on copyright and trademark litigation before the U.S. District Courts.
Her recent matters have involved industries as diverse as financial services, telecommunications, medical devices, electronics, biotechnology, standards setting, software, food, apparel, technology, pharmaceuticals, medical cannabis companies, and startups with subject matters traversing data privacy, patent eligible subject matter, trade secret misappropriation, and trademark and copyright enforcement matters, among others.
Kirsten also specializes in IP policy across all branches of government; a tool companies often use to shape policies on the front-end in lieu of or in complement to enforcement on the back-end. Kirsten has represented Fortune 100 companies to influence intellectual property policies before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Congress, and the Federal Courts.
Utilizing over 10 years of experience in Washington, D.C. where she worked at an international law firm, as well as on intellectual property law matters at Congress (House Judiciary Committee) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, Kirsten is well-versed in helping clients think creatively and holistically to address their intellectual property concerns. Kirsten was closely involved with the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the Defend Trade Secrets Act, music modernization legislation, and the establishment of the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Program.
During her LL.M. program in Intellectual Property Law at The George Washington University Law School, Kirsten worked as a trademark attorney assistant at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She earned her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and her B.A. in economics and political science from California Lutheran University.
Kirsten frequently writes and speaks on intellectual property and media laws throughout the country.
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2016 | Article
“The Parable of Bowman and the Self-Replicating Seeds,” 32(3) Biotechnology Law Report, 124-130
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“Bright Future for Marine Genetic Resources, Bleak Future for Settlement of Ownership Rights: Reflections on the United Nations Law of the Sea Consultative Process on Marine Genetic Resources,” 5(2) Loyola University Chicago School of Law, International
2007 | Article
“What Reviving the TTIP Agreement Could Mean for the Future of Geographical Indications,” BNA’s Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal
2017 | Article