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


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…

New Year, New Trademark Law – Petitions for Expungement and Reexamination of Trademark Registrations

By Laura Winston, Esq. | January 14, 2022

The Trademark Modernization Act took effect on December 18, 2021, and now it is easier and less expensive to cancel…

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Finds Reckless Disregard for the Truth Equals Fraud, Cancels Trademark Registration

By Laura Winston, Esq. | October 14, 2021

The U.S. trademark law provides that a trademark registration may be canceled if it was obtained fraudulently.  A registration may…

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…