Elizabeth R. Burkhard is a member of Holland & Knight's Litigation Practice Group and Data Strategy, Security & Privacy Team, and focuses her practice in the areas of intellectual property licensing, electronic commerce and information technology, data security and privacy and intellectual property portfolio protection. Ms. Burkhard advises clients on a variety of intellectual property and information technology matters, including software development and integration, open source software issues, IT outsourcing transactions, online social networking, electronic contracting, as well as regulatory compliance. She also has significant experience advising clients regarding "best practices" in data privacy and protection, including internal investigations and assessments of risk and compliance with state privacy and security laws, developing and writing company policies and procedures, and establishing international compliance frameworks for companies.
Ms. Burkhard's intellectual property licensing and portfolio protection work involves obtaining and maintaining rights under trademark, copyright and trade secret laws in a variety of industries, including software, emerging technologies, online retail, entertainment and education. She has experience assisting clients in various aspects of trademark protection, including prosecuting and defending inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, prosecuting trademark related complaints through ICANN's domain name dispute resolution procedure, conducting trademark infringement litigation, drafting and negotiating trademark license, consent, assignment and domain name transfer agreements.
Ms. Burkhard provides pro bono intellectual property advice and assistance to nonprofit organizations benefiting children, veterans and cancer patients.
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