Laila's clients turn to her for trademark prosecution and trademark counseling.

Overview

Her trademark practice includes the selection and protection of trademarks, service marks and trade dress in the U.S. and abroad. She has extensive experience with Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution proceedings and has represented numerous clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Laila's attention to detail is invaluable to her clients when it comes to developing strategies for monitoring and enforcing trademark portfolios.

In addition to her trademark practice, Laila has significant experience performing due diligence for intellectual property assets in corporate transactions, and often drafts, reviews and negotiates license agreements. She frequently counsels clients on topics related to copyright and trade secret protection.

Experience

Laila successfully defended a nutrition supplement company in a cancellation proceeding where the client was able to maintain its U.S. registration which is the centerpiece of its trademark portfolio.

She initiated numerous successful UDRP proceedings and, as a result, clients were able to secure domain names that were registered by third parties and incorporated the client's trademarks.

Laila strategically guided a craft beer brewing company as it expanded its brand portfolio to three times its original size.

A trusted advisor, she has assisted many clients in obtaining federal trademark registrations for non-traditional trademarks, such as colors.

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Speaking Engagements

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Volunteer Lawyers Accountants for the Arts, Board Member

South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Vice President

International Trademark Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

American Bar Association

  • Patent and Trademark Office Affairs, Trademark Committee, Voting member, 2005-2006

The Missouri Bar

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Patent, Trademark and Copyright Steering Committee, Chair 2012-2013

Admissions

  • Missouri

Education

Quinnipiac University, J.D.

Boston University, B.A., Economics and International Relations, cum laude

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