Kara is the premier Brand Protection & Trademark Expert for Entrepreneurs -- creatives, coaches, designers & service providers. Drawing on 20+ years as an entrepreneur and nearly 17 years as an attorney, Kara teaches all she knows about trademarks, copyrights, infringement and brand protection so that business owners learn how to protect their own brands, without hiring an attorney.
Kara has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs, helping them to launch their brands correctly, with the right foundation, developing their brands, securing trademark and copyright protection and setting a strong legal foundation to their business from the start.
Brands who have sought out Kara’s expertise have products carried in Target, Anthropologie, Trader Joe’s, Pottery Barn Kids, Henri Bendel’s, Staples; featured on HGTV, Fashion Week runways, and have secured contracts with publishers, JoAnn’s Stores, and upscale boutiques, to name a few client accomplishments.
As an entrepreneur and designer, Kara’s products were featured in Pregnancy Magazine, were exclusive to an upscale online baby boutique, and enjoyed by the following celebrities: Gisele Bunchen, Kourtney Kardashian, Jennifer Garner, Tori Spelling, and Leelee Sobieski, to name a few.
Through courses, consults and workshops, Kara teaches brand owners how to use legal tools and strategies to protect the brands they have built.
Kara lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two boys. When she isn't sharing her brand development and protection expertise, you can find her on the sideline as a sports mom, volunteering at school, or baking her favorite Scandinavian recipes.