Zaneta Robinson

Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Director of Intellectual Property Initiatives

(919) 445-0698
201A East Franklin Street

Areas of Expertise

  • Copyright Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Trademark Law


Zaneta M. Robinson joined the Carolina Law faculty in 2019 and serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Intellectual Property Clinic at the law school’s new Institute for Innovation. Her teaching and research interests include intellectual property law, with a focus on constitutional issues.

Robinson attended the Wake Forest University School of Law, where she served on the Intellectual Property Law Journal and the Moot Court Board’s Entertainment and Communications Law Team. After law school, Robinson gained extensive experience in private practice, where she focused on intellectual property matters, including domestic and international trademark prosecution and intellectual property litigation. She has appeared in federal and state courtrooms throughout the state of North Carolina, including jury and bench trials, and successfully argued dispositive motions. Robinson also has considerable experience in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. A North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in the area of Trademark Law, Robinson has written and lectured on a variety of intellectual property topics. She most recently practiced law at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Winston Salem, North Carolina.