Samantha N. Skains-Menchaca

Legal Assistant
Annette Shillingford
P: 704.338.6018

Sam Skains-Menchaca manages trademark and copyright portfolios of all sizes and aspects, from clearance searching and filing to policing and enforcing, both domestically and abroad. She focuses on achieving the highest quality protection and value at enhanced efficiency and reduced cost. Sam uses her Spanish and international travel to connect and grow an extensive network of foreign counsel for global trademark and copyright protection and enforcement.

Sam’s experience includes Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution (UDRP) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings and negotiations. Her practice also includes advising on and assisting with investigating, purchasing and licensing intellectual property, as well as business formation and due diligence. Sam leverages her biology background and prior patent prosecution experience to advise on all intellectual property aspects and provisions of agreements, including assignment, purchase and license agreements. 

Sam represents clients in a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, apparel and fashion, banking, biotechnology, electronics, energy, entertainment and film, healthcare and software.