Sarah Silbert

Trademark Enforcement Litigation and Brand Protection Counseling

California Office

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Sarah Silbert’s practice focuses on trademark enforcement, brand protection counseling, and litigating trademark infringement, false advertising and unfair competition claims. She has handled national and international trademark enforcement work for major Internet-based corporations and leading companies in the telecommunications and consumer products and services industries. Sarah’s experience also includes copyright infringement, cybersquatting, trademark and trade dress infringement and dilution cases, contested matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), prosecution of trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and misappropriation of trade secret and right of publicity matters. She has also filed over 20 complaints pursuant to Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), resulting in transfer of disputed domain names to client on whose behalf complaint was filed, and was the primary author of successful appellate briefs in intellectual property matters before the Second, Fifth, Ninth and Federal Circuits.

In 2007, Sarah completed the Trial Advocacy Project training of the Los Angeles County Bar and served as a temporary assistant city prosecutor for the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office, where she received a commendation for exemplary service.  Before joining Brooks Kushman, Sarah practiced at the international general law firms of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and Jones Day.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Sarah worked in the magazine-publishing and advertising industries.

Organizations and Affiliations

California State Bar

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States District Courts for the Northern Districts of California

United States District Courts for the Southern Districts of California

United States District Courts for the Northern Districts of California

United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of California

United States District Courts for the Central Districts of California

Recognitions

“Rising Star,” Los Angeles Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2004-2007

Publications

Author, “Implications of the Protect IP Act,” Intellectual Property Magazine, July/Aug. 2011

Author, “Registering Personal Names as Federal Service Marks,” Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, July/August 2011

Author, “Defining Trademarks,” Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, July/August 2008

Author, “Using a UDRP Action to Prevent Infringing Use of Domain Names,” Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, February 2008

Author, “U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Adopts New Rules of Practice,” Fulbright Briefing, August 2007

Co-Author, “Life After Moseley:  The Trademark Dilution Revision Act, 16 TEX. INTEL. PROP. L.J. 125, Fall 2007,” reprinted in Intellectual Property Law Review, 2008 (Thompson West Group, 2008)

Co-Author, “Congress Passes Trademark Dilution Act of 2006,” Fulbright Client Alert, September 2006

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall)

M.B.A., Concentrations In Marketing And International Business, Columbia University Graduate School of Business

B.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz