Kathryn Miller Goldman is an intellectual property attorney who focuses her practice on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights for businesses and individuals. She has a particular interest in the protection of online content and represents creative professionals, writers, artists, photographers and businesses with an online presence.
Ms. Goldman is the editor of the legal blog Creative Law Center. The Creative Law Center gathers practical, easy-to-understand, and actionable legal information in one place that allows creative professionals to create with confidence.
Ms. Goldman graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Law in 1987 after receiving her B.A. from Towson University in 1983.
Ms. Goldman served as the Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Maryland State Bar Association 2011-2012. She has been recognized as a Maryland Super Lawyer since 2012; has been included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers since its inaugural edition; and is rated AV by Martindale.
In 2012, Ms. Goldman completed a graduate course of study (certificate program) in New Media Publishing in the School of Information Arts and Technology at the University of Baltimore.
Ms. Goldman lectures on intellectual property issues for artists and documentary filmmakers at Hood College and Stevenson University. She serves on the Advisory Board for the MFA Program in Ceramic Arts at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.
When she was an active commercial litigator, Ms. Goldman handled cases in Maryland, Florida, Texas, Ohio, New Jersey, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah and Colorado.
Ms. Goldman has represented a diverse selection of businesses and individuals including:
- a global sales and leadership training organization in connection with the protection of its trademarks and copyrights;
- writers, artists, and filmmakers, helping them with clearances on their creative work;
- Honeywell, the manufacturer of a windshear detection device involved in an aviation disaster;
- a non-profit organization suing Perot Systems of Texas to recover for breach of a software development contract;
- a local contractor enforcing a mechanics’ lien on the restoration of an historic 1700’s home; and
- businesses and individuals in employment disputes.
A selection of her reported cases can be found here.
Ms. Goldman is a regular contributor on copyright, trademark and business issues to blogs for creative professionals, businesses and marketers.
Ms. Goldman’s portrait and the images on her Twitter and Google+ profiles were taken by Chris Stadler, a Baltimore photographer.