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C. Blair Barbieri







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Blair has devoted her legal practice to assist clients in securing and protecting their intellectual property. Her expertise focuses on trademark and copyright law, from procurement of registrations through the enforcement and defense of our client’s proprietary rights. As part of her trademark practice, she specializes in managing international portfolios for a diverse range of clients, with a proven track record of providing strategic counsel to protect and maximize the value of intellectual property assets on a global scale.

She has gained extensive experience in all aspects of litigation in our nation’s federal and local courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The breadth of her practice allows Blair to bring a unique combination of transactional, negotiating, and litigation skills to the table. Blair’s services further extend to working with individuals and businesses alike on contractual matters, domain name disputes, marketing guidance, and matters involving trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and unfair competition claims.

Areas Of Practice

  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • IP Agreements
  • IP Litigation
  • Amazon IP Accelerator Program
  • IP Portfolio Strategies

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2015
  • Kansas, 2016
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2017


  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Intellectual Property Research Assistant
  • Baker University
    • B.S. - 2006
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Sociology

Published Works

  • How Times Have Changed at the USPTO, AIPF IP Law Bugle. December 2022
  • Trademark Registration Guidelines for Goods and Services Related to Hemp, AIPF IP Law Bugle, August 2019


  • "Enforcement through Amazon and Online Retailers", Lawyers Association of Kansas City, April 2024
  • "Enforcing Trademarks and Copyrights in the Digital Marketplace," Kansas Bar Association, May 2023
  • "NFTs and IP Protection," Moderator, AIPF WebIPHour, February 2023
  • "Trademarks & Copyrights: An Introduction," Hovey Williams IP Bootcamp, September 30, 2022
  • "Significant Changes to U.S. Trademark Practice: The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020," AIPF, February 24, 2022
  • "How To Build Your Brand,” Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 2021
  • "Start-Up to Building Brands," Liberty Economic Development Corporation, March 2021
  • "E-Litigation: The New Normal,” AIPF Panel of Speakers, September 2020
  • “Beyond Words and Logos: Non-Traditional Trademarks Around the World,” AIPF Webinar, November 14, 2019
  • “Cease & Desist? What to do when your IP rights are violated,” Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 2018
  • “Intellectual Property Issues: Building Your Brand & Protecting Your Rights,” Heartland Paralegal Association, September 2018
  • “Intellectual Property Issues: Grow Your Farm Series,” University of Missouri, April 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Intellectual Property Firms, Treasurer, Board of Directors
  • International Trademark Association, Member
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member, 2014 to Present
  • Missouri Bar Association


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