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Ginnie Chase Derusseau

Ginnie Chase Derusseau



  • University of Kansas, School of Law
  • Vanderbilt University, B.S. Engineering Science


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Kansas
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Ginnie Chase Derusseau practiced intellectual property law for several years in Washington, D.C. before returning to Kansas City in 1994. She continues to work in all phases of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law and litigation. She devotes about fifty percent of her time to trademark matters, including trademark application prosecution and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Her patent prosecution work focuses on mechanical technologies.


  • Kansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Member: Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Sections)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association