Sanford Brown College,
Associates of Applied Science, Paralegal Studies, 2013
Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd,
McMillan Dodd Law Firm
Law Firm of McMichael & Logan
Kayla is a paralegal in the Firm's intellectual property practice.
Kayla is currently working with both patent and trademark prosecution. She communicates with clients and acts as the primary contact between clients and their foreign associates.
She drafts and files PCT patent applications and documents necessary for national phase filing. Kayla works closely with foreign associates on the prosecution of foreign patent applications. She reviews office actions and drafts correspondence to clients regarding deadlines, instructions, status reports and Notices of Allowance. Kayla reviews documents such as applications, search reports, office actions, and patent families for the preparation and filing of Information Disclosure Statements. Kayla researches various databases for information regarding status and ownership. She communicates with the PCT office regarding Status Reports and Written Opinions. She prepares Powers of Attorney and PCT request forms pursuant to current rules and regulations.
Kayla drafts the paperwork for filing foreign trademark applications and corresponds with foreign associates regarding the prosecution of applications through registration. She drafts and files documents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office including Statements of Use, Declarations of Use, Extension Requests, new applications and renewal applications. She researches national trademark databases and obtains executed Power of Attorneys and legalized copies of documents pursuant to various country laws.
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