J.D., University of Maryland
B.A., Art History, Wake Forest University with honors, Joseph G. Gordon Scholar
District of Columbia
Ms. Estoesta is an associate in the Mechanical and Design practice group at Sterne Kessler. Ms. Estoesta’s practice focuses on trademarks, design patents, and copyrights. Her legal experience, which began at the firm, and academic background provide her a multidimensional perspective in securing comprehensive IP rights for an array of clients in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, dietary food and beverages, footwear, electronic devices, and household cleaning products.
Ms. Estoesta joined the firm in 2006 as a legal assistant in the Biotechnology/Chemical practice group. Her combined interest in science and art drew her to the firm’s Mechanical and Design practice, and she formally transitioned to the firm’s Mechanical and Design practice group as a legal assistant in 2007. At that time, Ms. Estoesta’s practice focused exclusively on trademarks, and she assisted with the prosecution and maintenance of U.S. and foreign trademark rights. Subsequently, Ms. Estoesta transitioned to a Student Associate in 2008, during which she gained significant experience in clearing, prosecuting and enforcing trademark rights in the U.S. and abroad. To date, Ms. Estoesta has more than 10 years of experience in drafting opinions on trademark registerability and infringement, cease and desist letters, trademark applications and other communications filed with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and various foreign offices. She also has experience in Oppositions and Cancellations before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
As a Student Associate, Ms. Estoesta’s practice expanded to focus additionally on design patents and copyrights. Currently, her design patent practice includes assisting with the prosecution, enforcement, and strategic portfolio management of design patent rights in the U.S., for some of the most recognizable brands in North America. She also has significant knowledge in foreign design patent prosecution practice, which she utilizes to assist with the strategic prosecution of design patent rights abroad.
Ms. Estoesta also has experience in assisting with securing copyright protection for various works in the textual and visual arts.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Estoesta attended Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC) as a Joseph G. Gordon Scholar, where she graduated with a B.A. in Art History with Honors and a minor in Chemistry. While in Winston-Salem, Ms. Estoesta had the unique opportunity to work on research for the treatment of cancer and neurological diseases through the Wake Forest University Chemistry Department and the Wake Forest University Medical School Neuroscience Department, respectively.
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