Tarah focuses her practice on intellectual property law, including trademarks, copyrights and licensing. She has experience working in the transportation, retail, and beer wine and spirits industries, which includes international trademark work involving over 100 countries. As part of her practice, Tarah has experience with drafting and negotiating software and trademark licensing agreements.
Her easy-to-work with style and quiet confidence give her clients peace of mind knowing their projects are in capable hands. Tarah conveys her desire to help businesses grow their brands and protect their creative assets letting clients know their priorities are also hers. She is a co-host and editor for a podcast, and therefore as a content creator, she understands the time and resources required to create and maintain a brand. This perspective helps her relate to clients seeking to protect their intellectual property on a deeper and more personal level.
Tarah has experience building relationships with major companies and helping manage their intellectual property portfolios. She spent her summer internship at a multinational billion-dollar retail company. While there, she attended branding and marketing meetings and saw firsthand the creative and decision-making process. Her experience helped her understand the inner workings of a multinational billion-dollar company, and more importantly, it taught her how to interact with and understand the importance of properly maintaining a company’s intellectual property portfolio. She now helps manage this retailer’s international trademark portfolio. Additionally, she helps manage the enforcement work for a U.S. affiliate of a top international automaker’s trademark portfolio.
In addition, Tarah has experience working on a team involved with an on-going artificial intelligence (AI) initiative, where she helps with strategic development to penetrate the space and develop a deeper understanding as AI becomes more prominent. She also works on the effect of AI on intellectual property rights, specifically trademark and copyrights.
Her experience includes performing development work, specifically grant writing, for nonprofits. This experience gives her first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of nonprofits, enabling her to work side by side with nonprofit organizations and better understand their needs. She also helps restructure nonprofits, rebuild websites, and provides advice regarding grant applications and non-profit fund raising initiatives. Her nonprofit work is just part of her civic-minded activities, as she participated in the Ohio Justice & Policy Center (OJPC) Expungement Clinic.
As a music industry major, Tarah has a deep understanding of intellectual property concerns that arise in the entertainment industry, specifically in regard to record labels and individual musicians. She has extensive experience in music theory and composition, which gives her a deep understanding of issues regarding music and copyrights and potentially music licensing.
Originally from Haiti, Tarah is multilingual, speaking Haitian Creole, French, and English. She’s also a member of the firm’s Minority Attorney Affinity Group (MAAG).
- Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2019)
- Dean's List
- Northern Kentucky Law Review, lead articles editor
- Student Bar Association president
- Eastern Kentucky University (B.A., 2015)
- Music Industry Major
- French Minor
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors
- Lawyers for the Arts
- Dinsmore's Minority Attorney Affinity Group (MAAG), member
- Haitian Creole