Jessica M. Kiser, J.D.

Associate Professor of Law

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...

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


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.

Selected Publications

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

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.