Mediator's Profile


Cheryl Burbach

Business Name: Hovey Williams LLP

Cheryl Burbach currently co-manages the firm’s Trademark & Copyright Practice, and works with companies in a vast array of industries, including software, pharmaceuticals, electronics, entertainment, fashion, pet products, financial services, and education.

For more than 20 years, Cheryl’s practice has involved widely varied aspects of intellectual property and related corporate business transactions, with a particular emphasis on domestic and international trademark searches, registration procedures, enforcement, counseling, and litigation. She specializes in:

  • Intellectual property
  • Trademark
  • Copyright
  • Domain name
  • Trade dress
  • Internet
  • E-commerce
  • Unfair competition
  • Customs
  • Advertising law

Throughout her career, Cheryl has been a frequent speaker and presented on various trademark and copyright topics. She has actively participated in professional organizations, including serving on committees of the International Trademark Association, as well serving on the Board and chairing committees of the Association of Intellectual Property Firms.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediation, The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, University of MO , 2016


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, Juris Doctor, 1999
  • Washburn University, Bachelor of Arts, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1999
  • Kansas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Generic Top-Level Domain Subcommittee of the Internet Committee, 2010 to 2014
  • Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), Vice Chair, Patent, Trademark & Copyright Committee, 2010 to 2012
  • Kansas Bar Association (KBA)
  • Kansas Bar Association (KBA), Member, Patent, Trademark & Copyright Committee
  • Missouri Bar Association (MoBar)
  • Missouri Bar Association (MoBar), Member, Patent, Trademark & Copyright Committee
  • Kansas Women’s Business Center
  • Johnson County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
  • Top 50: Women Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
  • Top 250 Women in IP, as acknowledged by Managing Intellectual Proper

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