About Strain Law

Strain Law is dedicated to providing its clients with the best possible intellectual property protection available with a keen consideration of the client’s budget and resources. We serve our clients how we would want to be served.

Kate Dodson Strain founded the firm in 2019 bringing a thorough knowledge of trademark, franchise, and business law acquired over 16 years first at a large regional firm, Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C. and then at Belzer PC, an intellectual property boutique firm. Kate has handled many trademark and other intellectual property matters at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board as well as in the state and federal courts. Not only has she filed and successfully obtained hundreds of trademark registrations for clients all over the US, she also filed many foreign trademark applications and has worked with attorneys all over the world to obtain trademark protection for clients in other countries. Kate has filed many copyright applications at the US Copyright Office.

Contracts can provide significant and invaluable protection for businesses and their intellectual property. Strain Law evaluates which agreements each client needs to navigate through litigation pitfalls and drafts the documents to give clients the most robust protection possible.

Strain Law counsels clients regarding expansion opportunities for their businesses through licensing and franchising and drafts the necessary documents for the client’s new venture. We look forward to working with you.