Maria A. Savio

Principal

Maria A. Savio

Principal

Maria Savio counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property law.  Her work  focuses on trademark, copyright, and unfair competition matters including complex counterfeiting and trade dress assertions. While her work primarily involves counseling clients in infringement assertion and avoidance, Maria has extensive litigation experience and has litigated cases before federal courts throughout the USA.  Maria is well-versed in seeking extraordinary remedies such as TROs, preliminary injunctions and asset freezes.

Much of Maria’s work revolves around issues pertaining to the Internet and social media, given a client base that is largely operating online. She is intimately familiar with the challenges that trademark owners face in the digital environment and utilizes creative alternatives available to combat online infringements. Maria also manages the international trademark portfolios of clients in a host of industries and is thus immersed daily in a global practice. She has developed and implemented strategies for the acquisition and assertion of trademarks throughout the world, including the portfolio of one of the first VoIP telephony providers and a restaurant business that is franchised in numerous countries worldwide.

Maria also has substantial transactional experience.  She has negotiated and drafted all types of agreements involving intellectual property interests, including licenses and publishing contracts. She draws on her extensive and well-rounded experience to provide advice on intellectual property issues that arise in the context of acquisitions, IPOs and intellectual property audits. Maria is also a registered patent attorney and is thus able to speak to all types of intellectual property issues facing her clients.

Maria’s domestic and multinational clients are involved in a wide variety of industries, particularly in the restaurant and foodservice area, digital marketing and advertising, telecommunications, publishing and media, entertainment, sports, consumer goods, fashion accessories and designer branded goods. She has deep knowledge of the business issues that these companies face in today’s environment.

Awards & Recognition

Selected to Super Lawyers
2020

Languages

Italian

Affiliations

Barnard Business and Professional Women’s Club
International Trademark Association
Italian American Chamber of Commerce

bio

Maria Savio counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property law.  Her work  focuses on trademark, copyright, and unfair competition matters including complex counterfeiting and trade dress assertions. While her work primarily involves counseling clients in infringement assertion and avoidance, Maria has extensive litigation experience and has litigated cases before federal courts throughout the USA.  Maria is well-versed in seeking extraordinary remedies such as TROs, preliminary injunctions and asset freezes.

Much of Maria’s work revolves around issues pertaining to the Internet and social media, given a client base that is largely operating online. She is intimately familiar with the challenges that trademark owners face in the digital environment and utilizes creative alternatives available to combat online infringements. Maria also manages the international trademark portfolios of clients in a host of industries and is thus immersed daily in a global practice. She has developed and implemented strategies for the acquisition and assertion of trademarks throughout the world, including the portfolio of one of the first VoIP telephony providers and a restaurant business that is franchised in numerous countries worldwide.

Maria also has substantial transactional experience.  She has negotiated and drafted all types of agreements involving intellectual property interests, including licenses and publishing contracts. She draws on her extensive and well-rounded experience to provide advice on intellectual property issues that arise in the context of acquisitions, IPOs and intellectual property audits. Maria is also a registered patent attorney and is thus able to speak to all types of intellectual property issues facing her clients.

Maria’s domestic and multinational clients are involved in a wide variety of industries, particularly in the restaurant and foodservice area, digital marketing and advertising, telecommunications, publishing and media, entertainment, sports, consumer goods, fashion accessories and designer branded goods. She has deep knowledge of the business issues that these companies face in today’s environment.

Awards & Recognition

Selected to Super Lawyers
2020

Languages

Italian

Affiliations

Barnard Business and Professional Women’s Club
International Trademark Association
Italian American Chamber of Commerce

education

Barnard College, Columbia University
B.A. in Biochemistry, 1979
New York Law School
J.D., 1983
Cum Laude
Joseph Solomon Scholar, 1981-82
Journal of International and Comparative Law

admissions

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