Smith Moore Leatherwood is pleased to congratulate Partner Kimberly Bullock Gatling on her recent election to the North Carolina Humanities Council. Gatling will serve a three year term for the Council.
The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life. The Council develops among North Carolinians an understanding of and appreciation for the humanities that can transform the way they see themselves and their communities.
Gatling, a partner and technology industry leader at Smith Moore Leatherwood, concentrates her practice in intellectual property prosecution, licensing and litigation. She is a North Carolina State Bar board certified specialist in trademarks. She prosecutes federal, state and international trademark applications and manages global trademark portfolios. She also prosecutes computer software, business method, and mechanical patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and routinely assists clients with protection of copyrights.
Gatling earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from North Carolina A&T State University and a juris doctorate from George Washington University Law School. She serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Greater Greensboro and the Cone Health Foundation. She also serves on the board of visitors for her alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University. In 2015, she was recognized as an “Outstanding Woman of the Profession” by the Women’s Law Association at Elon Law School.