150 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP
Intellectual Property Law Since 1865


Nancy Kennedy


Ms. Kennedy manages domestic and international trademark, copyright, trade dress, domain name and other cyberlaw matters for the firm. Much of her time is spent conducting trademark clearance searches and rendering opinions on availability and registrability; prosecuting applications for registration at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office; recording registrations with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Customs and Border Protection; and representing clients in disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She also counsels clients on the strategic use, policing, and enforcement of intellectual property to protect the investment in products, services, and ideas from the concept stage to the marketplace. 


  • B.A., English and Education, University of Massachusetts
  • J.D., with Certificate in Intellectual Property, University of Connecticut School of Law


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • State Courts of Connecticut


  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Cyberlaw
  • Internet Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Enforcement
  • Licensing


  • University of Connecticut School of Law; Legal and Cultural Issues in Cyberspace; 2011-Present
  • University of Connecticut School of Law; Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic; Supervising Clinical Attorney; 2014-Present 

Professional Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Attorney with High Ethical Standing (since 2013)

SuperLawyers and Connecticut Magazine, New England and Connecticut “Top Attorney” and “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Law (since 2014) 

James W. Cooper Fellow inducted by Connecticut Bar Foundation to honor the leading members of the Connecticut legal profession (since 2017)

NBC News “Decision 2014”; Copyright Law Commentator (9/14/14)

UConn School of Law; Intellectual Property Law Panel; Faculty Representative (2/7/11)

UConn School of Law; Intellectual Property Panel; Trademark Law Commentator (10/20/10)

Connecticut Bar Association; “IP for the M&A Lawyer” Presenter (11/24/09)