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


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…

Trademark Law v. The First Amendment – the Saga Continues

By Laura Winston, Esq. | March 17, 2022

In recent years, the US Supreme Court found that two provisions of the US trademark law that date back 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…