Ashly E. Sands, Esq., is a partner and head of the anti-counterfeiting
group at Epstein Drangel, LLP. Ashly¹s practice focuses in the areas of anti-counterfeiting,
trademark, trade dress, copyright, licensing, internet, false advertising, and unfair
competition law. She specializes in advising brands in building, managing, using,
protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights and assets. She is also
known for developing, implementing and managing successful, tailored anti-counterfeiting
programs for global brands in a multitude of industries. In addition, Ashly excels
in delivering efficient and effective strategies in IP disputes and litigation.
Ashly holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from A.B. Freeman School of Business
at Tulane University, where she majored in Business Law and Political Science and
earned her J.D. from New York Law School.
Prior to joining Epstein Drangel LLP, during her law school career, she gained experience
developing anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy strategies; working on successful
trademark and copyright litigations; managing corporations’ interests in extensive
intellectual property libraries; addressing internet issues such as: service provider
liability, copyright and trademark use on the internet, including DMCA provisions
and domain name disputes; and negotiating and drafting advertising, licensing, publishing,
distribution and promotional agreements through her internships at The Donna Karan
Company; at the Michael Kors Company as Licensing Intern; at Chanel as Internet
Law Intern; and at MTV Networks on a project for the Anti-Piracy Enforcement Team.
Additionally, Ashly also worked for the Hon. Kent A. Jordan as a summer law clerk
on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and was the co-founder of “CaseClothesed.com”,
listed as law.com¹s 15 new blogs to watch.
Ashly is an active member of International Trademark Association (INTA) and the
International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC). She directed the launch of the
firm¹s new blog, “VIS-a-IP”. She also played an integral role in the development
of uFaker, a proprietary revolutionary anti-counterfeiting case management system.