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She leads Womble Carlyle’s Trademarks, Copyrights and Transactions Practice Group and has a particular focus on helping companies establish and protect trademarks worldwide.
Sarah, the Chair of Womble Carlyle’s Trademarks, Copyrights and Transactions Practice Group, has more than 25 years experience in developing, clearing, registering and protecting trademarks and service marks. Her particular experience is in pharmaceutical trademarks and developing and efficiently maintaining worldwide intellectual property portfolios through the use of technology and web-based information tools.
Sarah is a North Carolina Board Certified Trademark Specialist Attorney and is also licensed to practice in Florida and Massachusetts. She was named to the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.
Sarah is skilled in conducting intellectual property audits and often assists in streamlining portfolios to eliminate unnecessary bulk and expense. She is also experienced in advertising review and clearance, copyright registration and counseling, licensing and other transactional matters, including due diligence and technology transfers.
A significant portion of Sarah’s practice involves the handling of intellectual property disputes, including trademark infringement, unfair competition and false advertising litigation as well as trademark opposition proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. For many years she served on the International Trademark Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and frequently uses options such as trademark mediation to find quick and creative ways to resolve client disputes.
When not practicing law, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, training her Thoroughbred horses and supporting Miami Hurricane football.
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