Practice Areas


  • Super Lawyers, 2017-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell 2024 Distinguished Attorney


  • 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, Visiting Professor From Practice 
    -Internet Law
    -Trademark Law 
    -Newer Technologies and the Law: NFTs, Blockchain, and Web 3.0
    -The Business of Lawyering
    -Supervising Clinical Attorney, Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
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Nancy Kennedy

860.286.2929, ext. 1136

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.

Nancy is a Visiting Professor from Practice at the University of Connecticut School of Law, teaching Internet Law; Trademark Law; and Newer Technologies and the Law: NFTs, Blockchain, and Web 3.0. She also served as the Supervising Clinical Attorney at UConn Law's Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic.

Experience Highlights

  • Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2024-present
  • Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2021-2023
  • Partner, Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP, 2005-2020



Professional Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, U.S. Trademark Law Committee, 2022-23 term
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Representative to the IP Constituency of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Law360 Cannabis Editorial Advisory Board, 2022
  • International Trademark Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers

Community/Civic Involvement

  • Court-Appointed Animal Advocate, 2018-present