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Katina Banks


B.A., 1995, University of Pennsylvania
J.D., 2001, Capital University Law School, summa cum laude

Katina Banks joins the University of Denver Sturm College of Law faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach intellectual property, contracts and other IP-related courses. Her research and scholarship will center upon intellectual property law with a substantive focus on trademarks and copyright, licensing, the expansion of use and scope of intellectual property rights, and the interaction between the different types of intellectual property protections.
Prior to joining the Sturm College of Law, Professor Banks practiced law in the trademark, copyright and brand management group at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. As a partner at Dorsey, she assisted clients with a wide array of domestic and international trademark, copyright, domain name, advertising, customs and licensing matters. Banks earned her law degree from Capital University Law School with honors. Prior to law school, she worked as an athletic administrator for University of Dayton. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.