Sarah E. Smith

Professional Biography

Sarah E. Smith counsels clients on a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including trademark, trade dress, domain name, copyright and trade secret issues. Sarah has extensive experience in developing and implementing domain name registration and Internet monitoring and enforcement programs, and has assisted clients in reclaiming scores of domain names through negotiation, litigation and arbitration proceedings under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy. Sarah also has substantial trademark licensing and associated transactional experience, and frequently advises clients on trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement matters around the world. Sarah represents clients in litigation matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board as well as in federal and state courts. Sarah also has experience in an array of commercial litigation matters.

Sarah is also a member of the Internet Governance and Contractual Relationships Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association’s Internet Committee, and she is also a founding member of the Neal Gerber Eisenberg Domain Name Expansion Team. With ICANN’s expansion of Internet top-level domain names to limitless possibilities, e.g., “.law,” “.news,” “.your brand,” our Domain Name Expansion Team stands ready to assist clients in obtaining top-level domain registries of their own and in contesting the problematic applications of others.

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