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Professor Roberts is a Senior Scholar at C-IP2 and served as C-IP2‘s Senior Fellow for Trademarks from 2022-2023. She holds a joint appointment with the Law School and the Department of Music within the College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) at Northeastern University. She is a leading authority on intellectual property and social media. Her research focuses on federal trademark and false advertising law, particularly in cyberspace. She has written on topics including influencer marketing; trademark use on social media; hashtags as trademarks; and trademark law’s failure to function doctrine. She also writes on law and literature. Her work has been published in journals including The Georgetown Law Journal, California Law Review, Iowa Law Review, and Texas Law Review; she has been quoted in publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, CNN, Sports Illustrated, and Law360.
Professor Roberts joined Northeastern in 2022 from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (UNH Law), where she remains an Affiliate Faculty Member. She previously served as executive director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. She also served as a visiting assistant professor at Boston University School of Law and as an associate with Ropes & Gray.
She holds a JD from the Yale Law School, an AM from Stanford University and an AB from Dartmouth College.