Assistant Professor of Law
Assistant: Tricia Leahy-Charles
- J.D. Columbia Law School
Managing Editor, Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
- B.S. Communication, Boston University
- B.A. Cultural Anthropology, Boston University
Before joining the Gonzaga faculty, Professor Kiser taught at Loyola New Orleans College of Law. Her professional experience also includes time spent practicing law as a member of the Transactional Intellectual Property group in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s New York City office. This work focused on transactions involving intellectual property and technology, including licensing, settlement, development, manufacturing, and distribution agreements, as well as product acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and restructuring matters where intellectual property and technology were of significant importance. Professor Kiser’s research involves intellectual property law, especially as it relates to emerging technologies, international law, and contractual relationships.
- To Bully or Not to Bully: Understanding the Role of Uncertainty in Trademark Enforcement Decisions, 37 Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts 2 (February 2014).
- How Dykes on Bikes Got It Right: Procedural Inequities Inherent in the Trademark Office’s Review of Disparaging Trademarks, 46 University of San Francisco Law Review 1 (Summer 2011).
- Beware of the Blog, COPYRIGHT WORLD, February 2010, at 22 (with Rita Berardino).
- Registration of Disparaging Trademarks Under the Lanham Act, at Emerging Legal Scholarship: Teaching Fellows Annual Conference, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, March 25, 2011
- Facing Facebook: Potential Trademark Concerns, at Kirkland & Ellis LLP KTECH Training, New York, July 2009.
- Douglas v. Talk America, at Kirkland & Ellis LLP KTECH Training, New York, January 2008.
- Intellectual Property
- Advanced Trademarks and Unfair Competition
- Media Law
- Curriculum Vitae (PDF)