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Sarah Silbert

Sarah Silbert’s law practice focuses on trademark enforcement and brand protection counseling and litigating trademark infringement, false advertising and unfair competition claims.  She has handled national and international trademark enforcement work for major Internet-based corporations and leading companies in the telecommunications and consumer products and services industries.  Ms. Silbert’s experience includes copyright infringement, cybersquatting, trademark and trade dress infringement and dilution cases, inter partes actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and misappropriation of trade secret and right of publicity matters.  Ms. Silbert was named a “Rising Star” in intellectual property by Southern California Super Lawyers each year from 2004 through 2007.  In 2007, she completed the Trial Advocacy Project training of the Los Angeles County Bar and a one-month practicum as assistant city prosecutor for the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office.  As temporary assistant city prosecutor, Ms. Silbert tried two jury cases and received a commendation for exemplary service.  Before joining Berliner & Associates, Ms. Silbert practiced at the international general law firms of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and Jones Day.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Silbert worked in the magazine publishing and advertising industries. 

UDRP

Ms. Silbert has filed over 20 complaints pursuant to Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, resulting in transfer of disputed domain names to client on whose behalf complaint was filed. 

APPELLATE MATTERS

Ms. Silbert was the primary author of successful appellate briefs in intellectual property matters before the Second, Fifth, Ninth and Federal Circuits.

TRADEMARK PROSECUTION

In addition to her expertise in intellectual property litigation and appellate matters, Ms. Silbert has prosecuted, maintained and managed her clients’ United States and international trademark portfolios.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Ms. Silbert is an active member of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.  She was a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Proof of Confusion Subcommittee from 2006-2009, and of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Barristers Executive Committee from 2007-2008. 

publications

Implications of the Protect IP Act, Intellectual Property Magazine (July/Aug. 2011)

Registering Personal Names as Federal Service Marks, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, July/August 2011

Defining Trademarks, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, July/August 2008

Using a UDRP Action to Prevent Infringing Use of Domain Names, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, February 2008

U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Adopts New Rules of Practice, Fulbright Briefing, August 2007

Co-Author, Life After Moseley:  The Trademark Dilution Revision Act, 16 TEX. INTEL. PROP. L.J. 125, Fall 2007, reprinted in Intellectual Property Law Review 2008 (Thompson West Group, 2008)

Co-Author, Congress Passes Trademark Dilution Act of 2006, Fulbright Client Alert, September 2006

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ms. Silbert received a B.A. in psychology in 1989 from the University of California, Santa Cruz, an M.B.A. with concentrations in marketing and international business in 1991 from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and a J.D. in 1998 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall).

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

Ms. Silbert is admitted to practice before all of the State Courts of California, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California and the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.