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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 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.