OUR ATTORNEYS >>  SARAH SILBERT

sarah silbert

Sarah Silbert, Of Counsel

Phone: 713.888.2508
Send Email

Sarah Silbert's practice focuses on the enforcement and protection of trademarks. She provides counseling relating to, and litigates matters involving, trademark infringement, unfair competition and false advertising. She has served clients in the telecommunications, online retail, and many other industries.

Sarah also has handled domain name disputes and matters involving copyright, patent, and trade dress infringement, trademark dilution, and misappropriation of name and likeness. She has served as the primary author of appellate briefs in the Second, Fifth, Ninth and Federal Circuits, all of which resulted in favorable outcomes for clients.

In addition to her intellectual property litigation and appellate practice, Sarah has prosecuted, maintained, and managed portfolios comprising United States and international trademark applications and registrations.

Sarah was named a "Rising Star" in intellectual property by Southern California Super Lawyers four years in a row.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Sarah worked in the magazine publishing and advertising industries.

Noteworthy

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2004 - 2007
  • Received commendation for exemplary service during practicum as assistant city prosecutor for Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office, 2007

Publications

  • "Implications of the Protect IP Act," Intellectual Property Magazine, July/August 2011.
  • "Registering Personal Names as Federal Service Marks," Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, July/August 2011.
  • "Defining Trademarks," Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, July/August 2008.
  • "Using a UDRP Action to Prevent Infringing Use of Domain Names," Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, February 2008.
  • 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).

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), 1998
  • MBA, Columbia University, 1991
  • B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California

Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Proof of Confusion Subcommittee, 2006 – 2009
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, 2008 – 2010
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association – Barristers Executive Committee, 2007 – 2008