Caroline de Baere Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Laforma, Inc.
  • Phone: 415-290-4696
  • Cell: 415-290-4696
  • Website: www.laforma.net
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Intellectual Property and Manufacturing

Specialty Focus: Footwear Patents, Design and Utility Patent Litigation, Shoe Design, Infringement, Trade Dress, Trademark,False Advertising, Loss of Goodwill, Branding, Accessories, Fashion, Footwear Merchandising, Manufacturing, Sales & Strategy

Education: Bachelor of Science - International Business, Sacramento State University, California

Years in Practice: 30+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 4


Additional Information

FOOTWEAR EXPERT: Testifying witness with experience drafting expert reports, research and providing testimony for IP litigation in all aspects of the footwear industry. Caroline's knowledge in footwear design, use and utility allows her to create expert reports and work with a litigation team. Caroline's expert experience in footwear includes utility and design patents, trademark and intellectual property cases, including document analysis, research, report writing and expert testimony at deposition, hearings and trial. ENTREPRENEUR: BENDY by Ashbury Skies shoes Co-Founder of an ethically manufactured footwear brand with modern, comfortable shoes that are kinder on our planet. https://www.ashburyskies.com/shoe-designers/the-bendy/ Caroline is an industry veteran with leadership experience in strategic product development and merchandising through planning, sourcing and cost negotiation. She has a belief in sustainable and ethical standards in design, development and manufacturing. Caroline has spent 18 years as a strategic consultant developing relationships with industry leaders. She works is able to analyze business, identify opportunities and lead implementation. Footwear Design Patents: D785308 Boot w/ Notch. May 2017 HGS161005SW Footwear Outsole. Sept 2016 D741056 Footwear Outsole. Oct 2015 D398438 Footwear Boot w/ Zipper. Sept 1998 PRESS / BENDY RECOGNITION: "Mother's Day Gift Guide: The Best Low-Waste Gifts For Eco-Conscious Moms" https://www.forbes.com/sites/margauxlushing/2019/04/29/the-best-low-waste-gifts-for-eco-conscious-moms/#4890cce42080 https://www.fastcompany.com/90332795/meet-bendy-the-eco-friendly-leather-shoes-that-wont-make-a-giant-footprint https://www.ashburyskies.com/blog/category/bendy-by-ashbury-skies/