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Offit Kurman’s Laura Winston Presents to PIPLA Audience on the Trademark Modernization Act

Offit Kurman intellectual property attorney Laura Winston recently presented to the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) on the Trademark Modernization Act. Ms. Winston’s presentation, “The Trademark Modernization Act: What Is It and How Did We Get Here?” specifically addressed the sweeping changes that came to the Lanham Act and how these changes affected office action response times, letters of protest, the ease with which a third party can expunge or trigger reexamination of a trademark registration and the presumption of irreparable harm in preliminary injunction motions.

To watch the webinar, click here.

The Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association is an organization of Intellectual Property lawyers and law student affiliates primarily in the Greater Philadelphia area. Through regular meetings, sponsored CLE opportunities, and amicus briefs, PIPLA promotes the development and understanding of Intellectual Property Law.

Ms. Winston focuses her work primarily in the areas of trademarks, copyrights and the internet, representing a broad range of both domestic and international clients from individual business owners and small startup ventures to established Fortune 500 and publicly traded companies. Her practice covers the full range of trademark services: transactions searching and clearance, acquisition and registration, opposition and cancellation proceedings, and domain name dispute resolution. Ms. Winston’s experience includes work in various industries, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, gaming/esports, animal health and care, hospitality and tourism and others. She is known for her strategic counseling when registering trademarks and has been recognized as a litigation avoidance advocate due to her thoughtful and creative solutions for avoiding or resolving disputes.

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Laura J. Winston is a principal in the firm’s intellectual property group. Ms. Winston focuses her law practice primarily in the areas of trademarks, copyrights and the internet, representing a broad range of clients from individual business owners and small startup ventures to established Fortune 500 and publicly-traded companies both domestically and abroad. Ms. Winston practiced both at large firms and specialized intellectual property firms, before co-founding an intellectual property boutique firm. Her industry experience covers various industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals and medical devices, print and online publishing, computer-related goods and services, alternative energy, and travel and transportation.






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