Sabrina Larson

Associate | San Francisco

slarson@mofo.com | (415) 268-6348

slarson@mofo.com
(415) 268-6348

Sabrina Larson is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on a broad range of complex litigation, with a focus on intellectual property litigation, commercial litigation, and consumer class actions. She has litigated patent and trademark infringement actions, complex commercial actions, and consumer class actions in federal courts as well as proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Ms. Larson’s practice also includes domestic and international trademark prosecution, copyright and trademark enforcement, and advising clients on trademark and copyright issues, from registration to enforcement and licensing. In her pro bono practice, Ms. Larson represents clients in affirmative and defensive asylum cases and was part of a team that litigated a civil rights trial to a jury verdict.

Ms. Larson 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. Ms. Larson 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. Ms. Larson received her B.A. summa cum laude in English from Carleton College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Larson was an editor of anatomy and physiology textbooks for Pearson Education.

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Experience

  • (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.

  • (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.

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