Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A. (Biochemistry),
New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1983
Joseph Solomon Scholar, 1981–82
Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1983
New York Bar, 1984
New Jersey Bar, 1984
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1984
New Jersey Federal Courts, 1984
Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1985
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1993
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1995
Maria Savio counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual
property law. She specializes in litigation of patent, trademark,
trade dress, copyright, unfair competition, and business tort
matters before federal courts throughout the United States.
She has extensive experience in counterfeiting litigation.
Ms. Savio also handles opposition and cancellation proceedings
before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and domain name
disputes. She counsels clients in connection with infringement
avoidance, clearance, right to use studies, and patentability.
Ms. Savio also has substantial transactional experience working
on intellectual property issues in the context of mergers
and acquisitions, venture capital and initial public offerings,
and audits. She has been involved in negotiating important
licenses and in drafting all types of agreements involving
intellectual property interests, including publishing contracts.
She has developed and implemented strategies for the protection
and acquisition of trademarks and domain names in the U.S.
She represents a formidable list of domestic and multinational
clients in a variety of industries, particularly computer
technology and software, E-commerce, and telecommunications—including
wireless and other developing technologies, publishing and
media, entertainment and sports, and luxury consumer and designer
Ms. Savio has published articles on subjects including asset
securitization, intellectual property audits, computer torts,
gray goods/parallel imports, and domain name issues. She has
lectured at various trade shows and conferences, as well as
at the Parsons School of Design in New York.
Ms. Savio is a registered patent attorney; her technical
expertise is in biochemistry.
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Barnard Business and Professional Women’s Club
Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce
Columbian Lawyers Association
International Trademark Association
Italian American Chamber of Commerce
National Italian American Bar Association
"Combatting Counterfeiting and Piracy in Latin America," New York Law Journal (April 21, 2008).
"It's Time for a Spring Cleaning:
Why You Should Undertake an Intellectual Property Audit,"Fashion
Mannuscript (May 2005).
Your Intellectual Property: Financing Trends,"
Fashion Mannuscript (April 2005).
"I'll Sell You Your Domain Name for the Low,
Low Price of....,"NewsBulletin, Brazilian-American
Chamber of Commerce (October 2003).
"Internet Bandits Beware: New Laws Make Enforcement
of Your Intellectual Property Assets Easier," Internet
Industry Magazine (Fall 2000–Winter 2001).
"The Earth is Moving Under Timberland's Feet" GRR Intellectual Property News (November 2010).
"NFL Licensing Practices May Violate Antitrust Laws" GRR Intellectual Property News (July 2010).
"Trademark Office Issues Rare Dilution Ruling" GRR Intellectual Property News (July 2010).
"India to Join Madrid Protocol" GRR Intellectual Property News (February 2010).
"Fair(ey) Ball or Foul?" GRR Intellectual Property News (November 2009).
"Lower Fees for European Community Trademarks" GRR Intellectual Property News (April 2009).