Kristina D. Diesner focuses her practice on intellectual property law matters. She counsels individuals and companies in the protection and enforcement of their trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. She also advises clients on trademark registrations.
She is regularly engaged in drafting trademark office action responses, complaints, cease and desist letters, motions for entry of default, motions for entry of default judgment and motions for summary judgment in lieu of complaint. She also files trademark applications, monitors numerous trademarks and performs trademark clearance searches for clients in order to recommend the strongest marks.
SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS
Kristy's recent publications include:
"With Federal Trademarks Off Table, State Pot Trademarks Solid Alternative," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, March 4, 2020.
“Personal Liability in Closely Held Entities,” Chapter 2 in “Disputes Involving Closely Held Companies 2020 Edition,” published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Feb. 2020.
Also, as a law student, she was published in the “DePaul Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law” for her Case Note on the 6th Circuit’s opinion Varsity Brands, Inc. v. Star Athletica, LLC.
Kristy joined Aronberg Goldgehn as an associate in April 2019. Previously she was an associate at Johnson & Bell.
While in law school, she received the CALI Excellence Award for Legal Research and Communication III and the CALI Excellence Award for Legal Drafting: Transactional. She also served as a Case Notes and Comments Editor for the “DePaul Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law.”
Prior to earning her J.D., Kristy gained experience in motion practice and preparing trademark applications while working as a law clerk at a small Chicago law firm that specialized in intellectual property.
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2018
Certification in Intellectual Property
Kent State University, B.S. in Fashion Merchandising, 2016
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
- Illinois, 2018
- International Trademark Association
- Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
- American Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- CALI Excellence Award for Legal Research and Communication III
- CALI Excellence Award for Legal Drafting: Transactional
What is one item on your bucket list? To travel to Tokyo.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a lawyer? I would be a buyer for a fashion company.
What is the best vacation you’ve ever been on? I went to Florence and Rome after I took the Illinois Bar.
What is your favorite restaurant? Chicago Cut
What is something most people don’t know about you? My grandpa’s cousin created the Gardetto’s snacks.