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SaraDorchak

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Counsel

"I love breaking down complex legal concepts for my clients and helping them make decisions that work best for their businesses."

Overview

Biography

Sara has over 10 years of experience working closely with domestic and international clients to assist them in all stages of trademark and copyright prosecution and enforcement for a variety of goods and services. Her clients span a wide array of industries, including fashion, entertainment, cannabis, construction, jewelry, household items, books, education, and downloadable and nondownloadable software. Sara represents clients in appeals, opposition proceedings, and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and she files documents and trademark applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

In addition to her legal practice, Sara is an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law, where she teaches a course on trademark drafting and prosecution.

Bar Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Committee, Vice Chair and Former Chair
  • New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • American Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon's Women's Forum
  • International Intellectual Property Society, Member
  • Nassau Academy of Law, Advisory Board Member
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Successfully registered over 1,000 trademarks for a wide variety of goods and services.
  • Defended, challenged, and favorably settled many trademark oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Navigated trademark applications through the Madrid Protocol International Filing System.
  • Assisted clients with filing trademark applications in several countries outside the United States.
  • Successfully enforced a client’s federal trademark registration through a cease and desist letter and encouraged the infringer to immediately adopt a less similar mark.

Prior Experience

  • Collard & Roe, PC, Associate
  • St. John’s University School of Law, Adjunct Professor
  • Honorable Randy Sue Marber, Nassau County Supreme Court, Intern
  • Honorable Charles E. Schumer, US Senate, Intern

Selected Community Activities

  • Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, Certification Oversight, Games Tournament Officer, and Nonskating Official
  • ICON Science Fiction, Inc., Former Corporate Secretary

Selected Honors

  • Selected to Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars: Intellectual Property, 2022

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