Katelin V. Drass, Associate


Katelin Drass is a member of the Intellectual Property Group and focuses her practice on a wide range of IP advice and litigation matters involving trademark, copyright, advertising, and media law. Her experience includes:

  • Assisting clients with both domestic and international trademark and copyright clearance and registration
  • Enforcing clients' trademarks and copyrights against infringing uses on various social media platforms
  • Representing clients in trademark litigation matters, such as in disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Advising clients in domain name disputes and in Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings

Before law school, Katelin worked as a general litigation paralegal. Through this experience, she was introduced to the world of arts and music law, which inspired her to study copyright, trademark, and advertising law while at Kent College of Law.

During law school, Katelin was an associate editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property and served as a student editor and reporter for the American Bar Association’s quarterly magazine, The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer. Katelin also interned with Lawyers for Creative Arts, a Chicago-based pro bono legal services organization, where she prepared educational materials on copyright and trademark law. She believes her legal experience coupled with her law degree have produced a practical approach and skillset to apply in all aspects of intellectual property law.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 2018)
    • Cali Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
    • Journal of Intellectual Property (Associate Editor)
    • Intellectual Property Law Society (Secretary)
    • Sports and Entertainment Law Society (Vice President)
  • Roosevelt University (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 2014)
    • Paralegal Studies
  • Indiana University (B.S., 2013)
    • Major: Environmental Science
    • Minors: Public Management and Biology

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • State Bar of Illinois (Member)
  • International Trademark Association (Member)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Member)
  • Chicago Women in Intellectual Property (Member)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Member)
  • Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)