Laura HaganChair of the of the WKURF Board

    Contact Information

    Phone: (270) 782-8160
    lhagan@kerricklaw.com

    Bio

    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 involving patent, trademark and copyright matters.  Laura has experiencing in preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications and provides opinions and representation, relating to infringement and/or validity of patents or trademarks.  Laura is also able to assist her clients in obtaining international patent and trademark rights.  Much of Laura’s practice includes the preparation and negotiation of license agreements and other contracts related to intellectual property matters.

    Laura is a frequent presenter on intellectual property matters to local bar associations and various other civic organizations.  Laura currently serves as Vice Chair for the Board of the Western Kentucky University Research Foundation, whose purpose is to support the education and research missions of Western Kentucky University.  She also consulted with Western Kentucky University in the establishment of its Intellectual Property Policy for its professors, faculty and students.  In the past she has served on the Board of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and the American Red Cross.

    Bar Admissions

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

    Education

    • University of Kentucky (B.H.S., 1987; J.D., 1993)

    Member

    • Kentucky Bar Association
    • Bowling Green/Warren County Bar Association
    • Western Kentucky University Research Foundation Board, Vice-Chair (2014-Present)
    • Western Kentucky University Child Care Consortium Board, Chair (2014-Present)
    • Western Kentucky University Intellectual Property Committee, Member (1999-2004)
    • 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)

    Laura is a frequent presenter on intellectual property matters to local bar associations and various other civic organizations.  Laura currently serves as Vice Chair for the Board of the Western Kentucky University Research Foundation, whose purpose is to support the education and research missions of Western Kentucky University.  She also consulted with Western Kentucky University in the establishment of its Intellectual Property Policy for its professors, faculty and students.  She currently serves on the Board for The Community Foundation and in the past she has served on the Board of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and the American Red Cross.

    Research Activities

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