Sabina Vayner focuses her practice on trademark, copyright, and advertising litigation, enforcement, and counseling matters. She has substantial experience litigating federal trademark, copyright, false advertising, and trade dress infringement actions, and regularly represents clients in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Ms. Vayner also routinely counsels clients on a variety of trademark, copyright, and advertising matters.

For the past five years (2013-2017), Ms. Vayner has been recognized as a Georgia "Rising Star" in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. She was also selected in 2014 as one of Georgia Trend magazine's 40 Under 40. In 2016 and 2017, Ms. Vayner was recognized by the World Trademark Review as a leading trademark practitioner in the publication's annual WTR 1000 ranking.

Ms. Vayner is a 2014 graduate of LEAD Atlanta and also a graduate of the Anti-Defamation League's Glass Leadership Institute, devoting significant time to community organizations and pro bono legal work. In May 2014, Ms. Vayner was recognized for her pro bono contributions by the Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court, receiving the organization's annual Pro Bono Award. She also currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Southeast Region of the Anti-Defamation League and was a member of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business Young Alumni Board from 2011-2015.

While in law school, Ms. Vayner served as an Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law and was a two-time recipient of the UVa Law Pro Bono Challenge Certificate of Recognition. During her undergraduate studies at the Terry College of Business, Ms. Vayner was a Leonard Leadership Scholar and recipient of the Undergraduate Certificate in Personal & Organizational Leadership. Ms. Vayner is also fluent in Russian.

Professional & Community Activities

Anti-Defamation League, Southeast Region Board of Directors, Executive Committee Member

• National Civil Rights Committee, Member
• Southeast Region Board of Directors, Executive Committee Member
• Southeast Region Leadership Development Committee, Co-Chair
• Glass Leadership Institute, Class of 2010-2011

Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Member

International Trademark Association, Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Committee Member (2009-2014)

State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Law and Sports & Entertainment Law Sections, Member

Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Member

University of Georgia, Terry College of Business Young Alumni Board, Member (2011-2015)

University of Georgia, Terry College Professional Women's Conference, 2012 Conference Co-Chair

LEAD Atlanta, Class of 2014

ServiceJuris, Steering Committee, Member (2009-2014)

State Bar of Georgia, IP Litigation Committee (2009-2011)

American Bar Association, Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Developments, Trademark Chapter Editor, Editing Assignments; Editorial Board Member (2009-2011)

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2008)
  • University of Georgia, B.B.A., Marketing & Distribution; minors in Sociology and French (2005)
    summa cum laude, with highest honors

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2008)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2012)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2011)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2009)
  • Supreme Court of Georgia (2009)
  • Georgia Court of Appeals (2009)
  • Georgia Lower Courts (2009)

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
USA
t +1 404.815.6084
f +1 404.541.4797

Sabina A. Vayner

Experience Highlights

Trademark portfolio management and enforcement for OLIVIA character
The firm counsels Ian Falconer Ink Unlimited Inc., owner of the well-known OLIVIA children's book and television property, on domestic and more
Trademark litigation and portfolio management for a non-profit housing organization
Represent a non-profit housing organization's domestic and international trademark portfolio, including domestic and international oppositions and more
Walter v. Chippendales USA LLC et al.

Successfully represented Chippendales USA LLC in employment and trademark litigation. A former dancer was discharged in February 2012 and signed a more

Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP v. The Procter & Gamble Company
Represented Georgia-Pacific in false advertising litigation against major competitor. Successfully settled prior to preliminary injunction hearing. more