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Karin Cao


Karin Cao is an intellectual property attorney based in New York. Her practice focuses primarily on trademark, copyright, and corporate matters. She is excited to provide Leaf Legal clients with general legal counsel and to assist in obtaining copyright and trademark assets for their businesses. 

Karin graduated cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was an Alexander Judicial Fellow for the Honorable Barbara Moses of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. During law school, Karin participated in the Indie Film Clinic (now Filmmakers Legal Clinic), an organization dedicated to providing pro bono legal services and legal education to independent filmmakers. During her time at the clinic, she handled legal matters for the 2020 Sundance Institute Producer's Award winner “Farewell Amor”, and counseled additional clients regarding copyright matters, business entity formation, and contract negotiation. She also served as a Submission Editor on Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 41. Karin joined Leaf Legal as Of Counsel in 2021 after having previously worked as a Leaf Legal Summer Associate in 2018.


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