Education & Admissions

  • Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, J.D.
  • Tufts University, B.A.
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Professional Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association, Public Information Committee
  • Fordham University School of Law, Adjunct Professor

Posts

From Palette to Protection: When Does Color Function as a Trademark?

By Laura Winston, Esq. | September 26, 2023

Back when my daughter was in third grade, parents were invited to her classroom to talk about their jobs. I…

Chew on This – SCOTUS Rules that Dog Toy Parodying Jack Daniel’s Can’t Hide Behind First Amendment

By Laura Winston, Esq. | June 13, 2023

On June 8, the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Jack Daniel’s in Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP…

Does the First Amendment Protect the Use of Parody for Commercial Purposes? The US Supreme Court Will Decide

By Laura Winston, Esq. | February 23, 2023

On March 22, the US Supreme Court will hear arguments in Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC. In…

USPTO Shortens Time for Response to Office Actions

By Laura Winston, Esq. | October 17, 2022

On December 3, 2022, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is making a big change to the requirements to…

Co-Written Articles

Talkin’ Turkey About The U.S. Trademark Office’s Plans to Gobble Up More of the Pie

With our Thanksgiving holiday approaching, The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has just issued a much-anticipated final rule…

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Offers Expedited Examination for COVID-19 Medical Goods and Services

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced a new initiative whereby at no additional cost it will…