Maria A. Savio

Principal
msavio@grr.com
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Education

Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A. (Biochemistry), 1979
New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1983
Joseph Solomon Scholar, 1981–82
Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1983

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

About
Maria Savio counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property law: patent, trademark, counterfeiting, trade dress, copyright, unfair competition and domain name disputes.  She has extensive litigation experience before federal courts throughout the USA and uses that experience both to assert and defend her client’s interests and to counsel clients in infringement assert and avoidance. Given her heavy experience with counterfeiting, Ms. Savio is well versed in seeking ordinary remedies such as TROs, preliminary injunctions and asset freezes to protect her client’s interests.  

Ms. Savio manages the international trademark portfolios of many clients and thus is involved day to day in a global practice. She has developed and implemented strategies for the acquisition and assertion of trademarks through the world. Much of Ms. Savio’s work relates to social media and as such she is very familiar with the challenges that trademark owners face in the digital environment and she utilizes the procedures set up since the dawn of the Internet to combat online infringements. 

Ms. Savio also has substantial transactional experience working on intellectual property issues in the context of acquisitions, initial public offerings and I.P. audits. She has negotiated and drafted significant I.P. licenses and drafted all types of agreements involving intellectual property interests, including publishing contracts.

Ms. Savio represents a formidable list of domestic and multinational clients in a wide variety of industries, particularly restaurant and food service, digitial marketing and advertising, telecommunications, publishing and media, entertainment, sports, consumer goods, fashion accessories and designer branded goods. 

Professional Affiliations
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Copyright Law Society
Barnard Business and Professional Women’s Club
International Trademark Association
Italian American Chamber of Commerce

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