Agnes Gambill


Associate Professor, University Librararies

Head of Scholarly Communications, Appalachian State University

Affiliate Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

Research Faculty, Center for Analytics Research and Education


J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law

L.L.M., Duke University School of Law

M.S.c., Oxford University



Federal Reserve 5th District Banking and Consumer Payments Advisory Council

North Carolina Innovation Council

North Carolina Blockchain Initiative

Intellectual Property Development Council

Chair, Digital Humanities Lab


Scholarly Interests

Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark, Privacy, Right of Publicity, Art, Music, Advertising, NFTs

Innovation, Technology, Entrepreneurship 

Cultural Heritage, Digital Humanities

(GLAM) Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums

Veteran Advocacy


Selected Scholarship 

Gambill, Agnes. (2024). Extraterritorial Futility of the Lanham Act. European Intellectual Property Review, Issue X4. 

Gambill, Agnes. (2022). Creating Sustainable Food Systems with Trademarks and Technology. Business, Entrepreneurship, and Tax Law Review, Vol. 6, Issue 1 (7)

Gambill, Agnes. (2021). Capturing the Heartbeat of a Crisis Without Infringement. American Intellectual Property Law Association, Quarterly Journal 49-2.    

Gambill, Agnes. (2021). Trademark and Patents. Legal Issues in Libraries and Archives: Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project,

Gambill, Agnes. (2020). Trademark Holy Wars: The Second Circuit’s Attempt to Genericide God. American Intellectual Property Law Association, Quarterly Journal 48-2

Gambill, Agnes. (2020).  Sovereign Immunity Issues for Tech Transfer Programs at State Universities. Journal of the Patent and Trademark Research Center Association, Vol. 30.  

Gambill, Agnes. (2020). The Future of Voting Reform with Blockchain Technology. Idaho Law Review,  

Title: Associate Professor, Head of Scholarly Communications, Affiliate Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, Research Faculty, Center for Analytics Research and Education

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2825

Office address
335 Belk Library and Information Commons