Krista’s practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law with an emphasis on acquisition and enforcement of trademarks. She assists clients with clearance searches when selecting a new trademark and is experienced handling proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She provides guidance to clients with managing and growing their international trademark portfolio. Krista has over twenty years of intellectual property law experience, served as the Chair of the Utah State Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Section and has served on various committees for the International Trademark Association.

Professional Recognition

  • Utah Legal Elite – 2007, 2010
  • MartinDale-Hubbell (Distinguished Rating) – 2018, 2021
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers – 2020, 2021

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Enforcing and securing trademark rights
  • Coordinating global trademark protection
  • International brand protection
  • Uniform domain dispute resolution

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado Bar
  • Utah Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Community and Professional Organizations

  • Member, International Trademark Association (2006-present)
  • Member, Trademark Office Practices Committee (2016-2020)
  • Member, Utah State Bar Association
  • Board Member, Junior League of Salt Lake City, Inc., 2004-2005
  • Chair, Intellectual Property Section of the Utah State Bar (2008-2009)
  • Member, Indigenous Rights Committee (2020-present)


  • Miami University, B.A. in Microbiology, Nutrition Minor, cum laude
  • Indiana University, M.S., Physiology
  • College of William and Mary School of Law, J.D.

Prior Professional Experience

  • Attorney, Richards, Brandt, Miller & Nelson

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Burton, H.D., K. Weber Powell. “The Art of Patent Infringement Defense.” Managing Intellectual Property, American IP Focus: Protection and Enforcement (2002): 70-74.
  • Speaker: Protecting your IP Overseas: WIPO Services and Initiatives Conference; Friday, November 4, 2016, University of Utah – Global Intellectual Property Systems; The International Registration of Trademarks Using the Madrid System
  • Speaker: China Intellectual Property Roadshow; Thursday, October 5, 2017, Utah State Bar – Trademark Enforcement in China