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.