Sarah Spellman

Sarah Spellman

Sarah Spellman is an associate in Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Corporate and Securities Litigation group in the firm’s New York office. She has broad experience representing clients in complex commercial disputes involving contracts, real estate, bankruptcy, financial services, education and employment. She can be reached at +1 (212) 309-1076 or

Stop Using My Trademark, Part 2: The Cease and Desist Letter

This article is the second in a two-part series identifying potential benefits and drawbacks to consider when deciding whether to use a cease and desist (C&D) letter in an overall trademark enforcement strategy. In the first installment, we introduced C&D letters and their potential benefits. Here, we discuss the potential drawbacks of using trademark C&D…

Stop Using My Trademark, Part 1: The Cease and Desist Letter

If you've become aware of someone using your trademark, should you send them a cease and desist letter? In a developing trend towards litigation, trademark attorneys have recently been foregoing the use of cease and desist letters previously considered routine. Instead, as their opening move to enforce a client’s trademark rights, they often immediately file…