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Maria practices in the areas of intellectual property, internet law, and commercial litigation, representing clients throughout the United States. She focuses her practice on assisting businesses in protecting their trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, information technology, and other intellectual property through preventative measures to avoid disputes and through litigation when disputes arise.

An accomplished author, she has recently published Protect Your Writings: A Legal Guide for Authors and Apple v. Samsung, The Balance Between Patent Rights and the Free Market.She has numerous articles and dozens of published court cases. Maria frequently speaks at seminars and workshops on intellectual property and internet law topics. She is a guest lecturer at Arizona State University and has appeared on radio and television providing legal commentary on intellectual property issues.

Maria is the past Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Section of the Arizona State Bar, and the past Chairperson of the E-commerce & Technology Section of the Arizona State Bar. She is a member of the International Trademark Association. Maria is on the American Arbitration National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators.

Location

  • 3200 North Central Avenue, Suite 2000
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Hofstra University , J.D., graduated 1988
  • Hofstra University, BA, graduated 1985

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1988
  • Arizona, 1989

Affiliations

  • Arizona State Bar Association - Past chair of E-commerce and Technology Section
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section - Executive Committee
  • Arizona Technology Council - Startup & Entrepreneurship Committee
  • International Trademark Association - Anti-counterfeiting Committee
  • The Institute of Harmonic Science - Board of Directors
  • YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix - Board of Directors

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2018

Jaburg Wilk PC
Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

14 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

8 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Technology Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Trademark Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Technology Law, Phoenix (2019)
  • Trademark Law, Phoenix (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Trademark Law

Awards:

  • Phoenix Magazine - Top Lawyer, Intellectual Property & Technology, 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Platinum, 2021, 2022
  • Member of American Arbitration Association%AE%u2019s Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Southwest Super Lawyer-Arizona, 2011-2012 and 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Gold, 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Silver 2017,2018, 2019
  • Rated AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America- Technology Law, 2019
  • Recognition of Excellence as Litigation Council of America Fellow
  • Top 100 High Stakes Litigator
  • AVVO Rated - Superb
  • 2017 Women in the Law, Best Lawyers
  • Arizona Business Leader -Intellectual Property Law, AZ Big Media, 2019
  • Voted Best Intellectual Property Law Firm by Arizona Foothills Magazine

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Stopping Online Infringement


Stopping Online Infringement

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Royalty-Free and Open License Works


Royalty-Free and Open License Works

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When Can I Use Content Without Permission?


When Can I Use Content Without Permission?

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What Do I Do If My Copyrights Are Being Infringed?


What Do I Do If My Copyrights Are Being Infringed?

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Copyrights and Photographs


Copyrights and Photographs

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How Amazon’s Liability for Third Party Products Will Harm Amazon Sellers


How Amazon’s Liability for Third Party Products Will Harm Amazon Sellers

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Why Register My Trademark? The Benefits of Trademark Registration


Why Register My Trademark? The Benefits of Trademark Registration

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Protect Your Copyrighted Works and Avoid Liability for your Website


Protect Your Copyrighted Works and Avoid Liability for your Website

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Fair Enough: The “Fair Use” Defense to Trademark Infringement


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There are two arguments for fair use in a trademark infringement case. Here's your guide to understanding both.

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Understanding the Benefits of Copyright Registration


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If you aren't registering your copyrights with the United States Copyright Office, you're missing out on additional protections.

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Fair Enough: The “Fair Use” Defense to Trademark Infringement


Fair Enough: The “Fair Use” Defense to Trademark Infringement

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Why Register My Copyrights? The Benefits of Copyright Registration


Why Register My Copyrights? The Benefits of Copyright Registration

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Born in the USA: When Can Products Be Marketed as “Made in the USA”?


Born in the USA: When Can Products Be Marketed as “Made in the USA”?

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The Ninth Circuit Helps Copyright Owners Battle Widespread Infringement in Glacier Films v. Turchin


The Ninth Circuit Helps Copyright Owners Battle Widespread Infringement in Glacier Films v. Turchin

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