Speaker Profile

Sarah Robertson
Partner / Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Sarah Robertson has over 20 years’ experience helping clients protect, enforce and exploit their intellectual property assets, and overseeing clients’ general business needs, with particular depth in the creative industries, tech, financial and consumer product sectors. Ms. Robertson has extensive experience in corporate and commercial agreements and transactions involving intellectual property, plus assisting with the day-to-day needs of clients. She clears, registers and enforces brand names in the U.S. and internationally; handles sales and distribution issues, as well as complex licensing matters; and represents clients in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings and in disputes involving intellectual property, including mobile app and domain name conflicts. Sarah also services clients operating in the creative and entertainment industries, including U.S.-China film, TV and music-related transactions, as well as in the newly developing cannabis branding area. Admitted to practice and currently qualified as a foreign legal consultant in Ontario, Canada, Sarah has extensive experience in cross-border issues and helping Canadian businesses enter the U.S. market. Ms. Robertson is the head of Dorsey’s New York trademark group and the firm’s creative industries industry group. Sarah is a contributor to Dorsey’s critically acclaimed IP blog, TheTMCA.com, which was named one of the top 50 law blogs by the ABA Journal in 2017.