Bethany M. Kokanovich is the senior paralegal in Sterne Kessler’s Mechanical & Design Practice Group and Trademark & Brand Protection Practice. Beth supervises the paralegal teams that primarily support the prosecution of U.S. and foreign design patent and trademark applications. She also manages several design patent prosecution portfolios for clients in a variety of industries, including software, electronics, eyewear, retail display and packaging, automotive parts, and various consumer products. With a keen eye for design and a creative approach to problem-solving, Beth ensures that prosecution proceeds effectively and efficiently.
Prior to joining the firm as a paralegal in 2014, Beth managed a holistic psychotherapy center where she built operational systems for a growing small business and conducted patient intake. She also has experience in retail management and merchandising, marketing, sales, and fitness.
Beth graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in sociology. She received recognition from her department leaders and peers for her original research thesis—a historical case study applying postmodern social and economic theories of consumer enchantment to professional sports leagues.