Laura   J. Winston
Principal

Contact

Phone: 347.589.8536
Fax: 212.545.1656
Mailing: 10 East 40th Street ,
Suite 3500 , New York , NY   10016
Linkedin: Laura Winston

PRACTICE FOCUS

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.

Ms. Winston is an active member of the International Trademark Association (“INTA”) and has served as a task force co-chair. She currently serves on INTA’s Brands and Innovation Committee. Ms. Winston has acted as a facilitator of INTA Table Topic discussions for US and international participants in the areas of trademark selection and clearance as well as finer points of securing trademark registrations. She has also led roundtable discussions on various topics such as cost-effective international trademark protection strategies.

Ms. Winston is also on the faculty of Brand School Masterclass by BrandTwist, an online branding course targeted to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

 

 

Education & Admissions

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

Activities

  • International Trademark Association
  • Board Member, Association of Intellectual Property Firms (2017 - 2019)

Posts

CARES Act Empowers U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Extend Deadlines During Pandemic

By Laura Winston, Esq. | April 3, 2020 | Comments Off on CARES Act Empowers U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Extend Deadlines During Pandemic

As a result of the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), it will…

New U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Rule Is Likely To Increase Trademark Fee Scams

By Laura Winston, Esq. | February 12, 2020 | Comments Off on New U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Rule Is Likely To Increase Trademark Fee Scams

Businesses that own trademark registrations or pending applications have undoubtedly received letters in the mail from scammers, designed to look…

SCOTUS Strikes Down Controversial US Patent and Trademark Office Policy of Recoupment of Attorneys’ Fees

By Laura Winston, Esq. | December 12, 2019 | Comments Off on SCOTUS Strikes Down Controversial US Patent and Trademark Office Policy of Recoupment of Attorneys’ Fees

Intellectual property owners have one fewer issue to worry about if they decide to bring a civil action against the…

New U.S. Rule to Require Foreign Trademark Applicants to Hire U.S. Attorneys

By Laura Winston, Esq. | July 11, 2019 | Comments Off on New U.S. Rule to Require Foreign Trademark Applicants to Hire U.S. Attorneys

If you wish to file a new trademark application or maintain/renew an existing trademark registration in the United States, and…

Supreme Court Says Law Banning Registration of “Scandalous” Trademarks is Unconstitutional

By Laura Winston, Esq. | June 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Supreme Court Says Law Banning Registration of “Scandalous” Trademarks is Unconstitutional

Get ready for the 4-letter-word free-for-all. The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Federal…