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Laura M. Hagan

Laura Marie Hagan

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Biography

Laura is one of the few attorneys between Louisville, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee that is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Her practice is focused on assisting clients with their intellectual property needs in the areas of copyright, trademark and patent matters and includes the preparation of patent searches/applications, trademark searches/applications and copyright applications. She has also had the opportunity to assist her clients in obtaining international patent and trademark rights. Laura has provided consultation on other intellectual property issues, such as non-compete clauses and licensing matters. She consulted and advised Western Kentucky University in the establishment of its intellectual property policy for its professors and faculty.

Laura's practice includes intellectual property matters and client counseling matters that involve intellectual property disputes. Laura is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She also has worked in prosecution, having prepared trademark and patent applications. Laura also engages in the preparation of licenses and other contracts related to intellectual property matters as well as opinions relating to infringement and/or validity of a patent.

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1993
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.H.S. - 1987

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Association of University Technology Managers
  • Intellectual Property Committee of Western Kentucky University • ASCP Board of Registry Registrant, 1987
  • American Society of Medical Technologists, 1987 to 1993
  • Western Kentucky University Research Foundation Board, Vice-Chair (2014-Present)
  • Western Kentucky University Child Care Consortium Board, Chair (2014-Present)
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Board, Member (2005-2007), Chair (2008-2010)
  • American Red Cross, Bardstown Chapter Board, Chair (1996-1997)
  • American Red Cross, Bowling Green Chapter Board, Member (1994-1996)
  • The Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky Board, Executive Committee (2016 – Present)
  • Feeding American, Kentucky’s Heartland Board, Member (2019 – Present)

Professional Associations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Bowling Green/Warren County Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Trademark Law
  • Patent Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Business Contracts
  • Business Consulting
  • Business Formation
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Trademark

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1993
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1995