Practice Areas


  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2011
    U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2007
    State Courts of Connecticut, 2007


Teaching Positions

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Associate Professor, Legal Issues in Cyberspace, Trademark Law, and Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
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Nancy Kennedy


Nancy manages domestic and international trademark, copyright, trade dress, domain name and other cyberlaw matters. She concentrates her practice on conducting trademark clearance searches and rendering opinions on availability and registrability; prosecuting applications for registration at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office; recording registrations with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Customs and Border Protection; and representing clients in disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She also counsels clients on the strategic use, policing, and enforcement of intellectual property to protect the investment in products, services, and ideas from the concept stage to the marketplace.

At the University of Connecticut School of Law, Nancy teaches Cyberlaw and Trademark Law. She has also been Supervising Attorney at UConn Law's Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic.

Experience Highlights

  • Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2021-present
  • Partner, Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP, 2005-2020



Professional Affiliations

  • Law360 Cannabis Editorial Advisory Board, 2022
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, U.S. Trademark Law Committee, 2022-23 term
  • International Trademark Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers

Community/Civic Involvement

  • Court-Appointed Animal Advocate, 2018-present