Author: Sandra Edelman

Sandy's practice focuses on trademarks and unfair competition, copyright and advertising law, providing clients with a full range of services to help them sell, advertise and promote their products. She has extensive experience in brand name clearance and trademark portfolio management, advertising claims review and counseling on advertising and promotional content in both traditional and social media. LinkedIn

Wine Dispute Has No Legs: Trademark Opposition Alone Insufficient to Create a Justiciable Controversy for Declaratory Judgment Actions

Two recent decisions from the Western District of North Carolina in Winestore Holdings LLC v. Justin Vineyards & Winery LLC provide a tasting of the requirements for bringing a declaratory judgment action for non-infringement of a trademark in federal court. The Court in Winestore held continue reading...

#COVFEFE – It’s a Thing, But Not a Trademark

On May 31, 2017, President Trump tweeted a half-formed message with a mystifying final word: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”. The Twitterverse and other social media platforms went wild with re-tweets, memes and assorted guesses about what “covfefe” meant or what actual word or continue reading...