Sam Skains-Menchaca's practice includes defending, enforcing, investigating, licensing and protecting intellectual property rights in a broad array of contexts in the United States and abroad.

Overview

Sam's practice focuses on domestic and international trademark and patent prosecution and enforcement and transactions involving the investigation, sharing, transfer, and use of intellectual property, including assignment, assumption, distribution, license, purchase, and terms of use agreements.

Sam represents clients in a wide range of industries, including apparel and fashion, banking, biotechnology, electronics, energy, entertainment and film, manufacturing and software. Before practicing law, Sam studied ecology, evolution, & organismal biology and spanish at Vanderbilt University and held a position as a teaching assistant for the Introduction to Biological Laboratories. She graduated from the Tulane University School of Law, where she achieved the highest grade in her international business transactions course.

Notable

Notable

  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA) Young Practitioners Committee, 2022-2023
  • Member,  Licensing Executives Society (LES) Young Members Congress
  • Member, Community Building Initiative’s Leaders Under 40, Class 9, 2019-2020
  • Lab work contribution to Mandel JR, McAssey EV, Roland RM, McCauley DE. 2012. Mitochondrial Gene Diversity Associated with the atp9 Stop Codon in Natural Populations of Wild Carrot (Daucus carota ssp. carota). Journal of Heredity. 103(3):418-425.

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Affiliations

Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Charlotte Women Attorneys
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)

Education

J.D., Tulane University

B.A., Vanderbilt University, cum laude

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Languages

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