is a Partner at Holland & Hart LLP in Boulder, Colorado. She specializes in providing a full spectrum of trademark and copyright services, including comprehensive counseling, strategic advice, enforcement, and litigation.
Ms. Hamilton began her practice in Washington, D.C., where she practiced with Covington & Burling for over 10 years. Her practice continues to have a national focus with an impressive client list that includes some of the most-recognized technology and consumer goods companies in the world. Since 2014, Ms. Hamilton has been recognized by World Trademark Review as one of The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals and was included among Managing Intellectual Property’s 2020 IP Stars.
Following the widely discussed BOOKING.COM Supreme Court genericness case, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Board) took up a genericness case of its own. Int’l. Dairy et al. v. Interprofessionnel du Gruy?re addresses whether a geographic certification mark for GRUYERE is generic for cheese or eligible for registration as a certification mark. In addition to providing an extensive roadmap for how to prove a genericness claim, the case may also be of interest to food and beverage industry applicants seeking to obtain and enforce certification marks.