Jessica M. Kiser, J.D.

Associate Professor of Law; Director of the Gonzaga University Wine Institute

Professor Jessica Kiser is the Director of the Gonzaga University Wine Institute and an Associate Professor at Gonzaga Law School. Professor Kiser teaches various courses including Property, Business Associations, Agency and Noncorporate Entities, Advanced...

Jessica Kiser

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

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

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

Advanced Trademarks and Unfair Competition

Business Associations

Intellectual Property

Media Law

Property


Professor Jessica Kiser is the Director of the Gonzaga University Wine Institute and an Associate Professor at Gonzaga Law School. Professor Kiser teaches various courses including Property, Business Associations, Agency and Noncorporate Entities, Advanced Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law, Intellectual Property, and International and Comparative Intellectual Property. Her research focuses on intellectual property law, especially as it relates to trademarks, brand development and contractual relationships. Before joining the Gonzaga faculty, Professor Kiser practiced 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.

Selected Publications

Brandright, 70 ARK. L. REV. 489 (2017) (recipient of the International Trademark Association’s 2018 Ladas Memorial Award, which is granted annually to the best law review article on the topic of trademark law).

Brands as Copyright, 61 VILL. L. REV. 1 (2016).

To Bully or Not to Bully: Understanding the Role of Uncertainty in Trademark Enforcement Decisions, 37 COLUM. J. L. & ARTS 211 (2014).

How Dykes on Bikes Got It Right: Procedural Inequities Inherent in the Trademark Office’s Review of Disparaging Trademarks, 46 U.S.F.L. REV. 1 (2011).

Brands as Copyright, 61 Villanova L. Rev. 1 (2016).

To Bully or Not to Bully: Understanding the Role of Uncertainty in Trademark Enforcement Decisions, 37 Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts 2 (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 (2011).

Selected Presentations

Using Trademark and Copyright Law to Build a Strong Wine Brand, Gonzaga University’s Women Lead – Napa Valley Conference, St. Helena, CA, February 22, 2020 (Presenter and Conference Organizer).

Trademark Ownership and Value Co-Creation, Faculty Workshop Series, at The Pennsylvania State University Law School at University Park, March 14, 2019.

Spirits Law: Brand Building in the Alcoholic Beverage Industry, Gonzaga University School of Law’s Sports & Spirits CLE, Las Vegas, NV, March 11, 2019.

Trademark Ownership and Value Co-Creation, Ninth Annual INTA Trademark Scholarship Symposium, at International Trademark Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting, May 22, 2018.

Trademark Ownership and Value Co-Creation, at 2018 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, February 16-17, 2018.

Brandright, Pacific Intellectual Property Scholars Conference IV, co-hosted by the University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA, September 30, 2017.

Trademark Morality: The Cultural and Expressive Implications of Regulating Immoral and Offensive Trademarks, at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2017 Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, August 4, 2017 (Panelist).

Discussant, Discussion Group: Digital Pressures in Intellectual Property Law, at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2017 Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, August 4, 2017.

Presenter, Wallpaper by any Other Name, Syracuse Law Review’s Forgotten IP Cases Symposium, Washington, D.C., April 22, 2017.

Finding a Place for Brands, Seventh Annual INTA Trademark Scholarship Symposium, at International Trademark Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting, May 25, 2016.

Market Responsiveness to Trademark Litigation, at 2016 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, University of Washington School of Law, February 19, 2016.

Brands as Copyright, at Inaugural Texas A&M Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable, Texas A&M University School of Law, October 10, 2015

Undercover Copyright: Brand Theory and the Evolution of Trademarks, Junior Scholars Virtual Colloquium, hosted by the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, July 22, 2015.

Quality Control, Naked Licensing, and Consumer Trademark Use, Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Forum, hosted by University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law, November 13-14, 2014.

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.