Sabrina Larson is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office. Her practice covers a broad range of complex litigation. She litigates trademark infringement claims, state unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, and false advertising claims in both business-to-business and consumer cases, consumer and privacy class actions, and other complex commercial actions. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants, and her clients include international product manufacturers, national retailers, wineries, and technology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Sabrina’s practice also includes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, domestic and international trademark prosecution and enforcement, and advising clients on trademark issues, from registration to enforcement and licensing.
Sabrina has an active role in the firm’s pro bono efforts, successfully obtaining asylum for clients from different countries, litigating civil rights cases in federal court, and obtaining settlements for clients facing eviction. Sabrina is a member of INTA’s Trademark Reporter Committee. The Trademark Reporter is INTA’s cutting-edge, peer-reviewed law journal. She served as chair of the firmwide Associate Committee and served as a co-chair of San Francisco Women’s Affinity Group.
Sabrina received her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where she served as the senior editor of the UCLA Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. She also served as a research assistant for International Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Sabrina served as a judicial extern for the Honorable John Kronstadt in the Central District Court of Los Angeles and a civil litigation law clerk in the Office of the City Attorney in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. summa cum laude in English from Carleton College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Before attending law school, Sabrina was an editor of anatomy and physiology textbooks for Pearson Education.Show More
(Northern District of California). Represented defendant in unfair competition, false advertising, and tortious interference with contract claims. Successfully dismissed intentional and negligent interference with prospective economic advantage and declaratory judgment claims. Plaintiff dismissed all remaining claims for tortious interference with contract and false advertising with prejudice.
(Northern District of California). Defended Dropbox in a trademark infringement action over its use of “Smart Sync” for software products. Won a motion for summary judgment finding no likelihood of confusion and dismissing the plaintiff’s claims.
(Southern District of New York). Successfully obtained a preliminary injunction enjoining use of the mark MOMACHA for an art-café.
(Eastern District of New York). Represents a contact lens manufacturer in two trademark infringement actions filed against companies selling gray market goods that do not comply with U.S. law. Motions for preliminary injunction are pending.
(Southern District of Florida). Successfully obtained a stipulated injunction against Allied Vision and National Lens regarding sale of counterfeit lenses in Florida.
Successfully defeated putative class actions in two separate matters asserting Wiretap Act and tortious interference with contract claims regarding text messaging.
Defended international manufacturer against product defect claims alleging a nationwide class and nearly 50 state subclasses, which resulted in significantly narrowing the claims and repeatedly defeating class certification.
(Central District of California). Represents an energy drink company that uses the UPTIME trademark and a distinctive white minimalist trade dress against another energy drink company that uses the UP trademark and a similar white minimalist trade dress. Obtained a preliminary injunction stopping use of the similar trade dress.
(District of Maryland). Represented McCormick in a trademark infringement case filed against Beaver Street regarding the use of GRILLMAN’s for a line of seasoned meats.
(Northern District of California). Represented Restoration Hardware in a trademark infringement case filed against Houzz regarding the use of RESTORATION HARDWARE and other trademarks on the Houzz website.
(Northern District of California). Represented AirWatch in a multi-patent infringement suit brought by a competitor alleging infringement by AirWatch’s mobile device management software, achieving a favorable settlement for AirWatch.
(Southern District of Texas). Represented Shipcom in a trademark infringement case filed against Catamaran regarding its use of CATAMARAN in connection with software and pharmacy benefit management services.
(District of Connecticut). Represented MI Technologies in a trademark infringement case filed by Electrified Discounters regarding listings offerings light bulbs in the Amazon.com marketplace and represented MI Technologies in connection with its counterclaims for unfair competition and trademark infringement. Reached a favorable settlement of all claims.
(District of Connecticut). Represented MI Technologies in a counterfeiting and trademark infringement case filed against Electrified Discounters. Obtained a TRO and preliminary injunction stopping the sale and distribution of counterfeit OSRAM-branded projector lamps. Reached a favorable settlement of all claims.
(Eastern District of Missouri). Defended Credit Karma in a trademark infringement and dilution suit involving the use of a grandmother character in a telephone commercial.