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Lauren L. Byrne





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Lauren joined Hovey Williams in 2021. She concentrates her practice on trademark rights, copyright law, and intellectual property transactions. Her expertise focuses on a full range of trademark transactions, including trademark clearance searches, trademark application prosecution, assignments, and renewals, to enforcing and defending trademark rights from infringement. She works closely with businesses and individuals in protecting their trade secrets, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights.

Lauren also has an extensive background in contract drafting, review, and negotiation. She assists clients on a broad range of transactional matters, including licensing agreements, acquisitions, and general business counseling.

Areas Of Practice

  • Trademark Rights
  • Copyright Law
  • Intellectual Property

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2014
  • Kansas, 2015
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2022


  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D., Juris Doctor - 2014
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Michigan Law Review
    • Honors: Practiced under a Limited Trademark Attorney License through the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2010
    • Honors: Highest distinction (top 3% of class), with honors; Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Psychology
    • Minor: Business

Honors and Awards

  • Jurisprudence Achievement Awards (top grade in course), acknowledged by Michigan State University College of Law:
  • • Research, Writing, and Analysis I: IP Perspective
  • • Licensing Intellectual Property
  • • Intellectual Property Start-Up Project
  • • Client Counseling & Interviewing
  • • Professional Responsibility

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association