Overview

Mary Mazzello is an intellectual property litigation partner in Kirkland’s New York office. Her practice focuses on trademark, copyright, false advertising, unfair competition, trade secret, and music royalty matters. Mary has litigated cases across a wide range of venues, including trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, music copyright matters before the Copyright Royalty Board, IP disputes in state and federal courts, and appellate questions before the United States Supreme Court. Mary also advises clients on pre-litigation issues, branding matters, new product launches, and IP acquisitions and licensing. In addition, Mary has extensive experience with trademark clearance, registration, and maintenance for clients across a variety of industries, including sports, health, financial services, consulting, real estate, fashion, and technology.

Mary frequently lectures on IP-related issues. She also maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing veterans in claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mary has been a firm mentor since 2014 and was the 2022 Summer Associate Program Committee Liaison for the New York Copyright, Trademark, Internet, and Advertising group.

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Thought Leadership

Seminars

  • "Hot Topics in IP," ChIPs Annual Meeting, 2021
  • "Year in Review: Trademark, Trade Secret, Patent, Copyright, Design Rights," Copyright Presenter, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Webinar, 2021
  • "The Year In Review, U.S. Copyright Law 2020," American Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting, 2020
  • "Join the Issues: Trademark Law 2020," Webinar, 2020
  • "Trademark, Copyright, and Industrial Design: Case Law Update," IPO Annual Meeting, 2019
  • "It's Not the Principle, It's the Money," Copyright, Trademark, Internet, & Advertising Symposium, 2019
  • "IP Issues in the Deal Context," Copyright, Trademark, Internet, & Advertising Symposium, 2019
  • "Using Social Media and Internet-Based Content: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You!" 23rd Annual Technology & Law Seminar, 2016

Articles, Publications & Press Mentions

  • Quoted, "Copyright Cases to Watch in 2022," Law360, January 3, 2022
  • Quoted, "The Biggest Copyright Rulings of 2021," Law360, December 14, 2021
  • Quoted, "Foreign Sales Trademark Case ‘Ripe for SCOTUS Appeal’ to Fix Split," Managing IP, September 6, 2021
  • Quoted, "Rallying the Troops May Help Thwart Trademark Squatters," Managing IP, April 17, 2020
  • Author, "Hot Topics in U.S. Copyright Law 2020," International Trademark Association, 2020
  • Author, "The Year in Review, U.S. Copyright Law 2020," American Intellectual Property Law Association, 2020

Recognition

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States: Trademarks: Litigation, Media and Entertainment, 2018–2022

Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017–2019

Memberships & Affiliations

ChIPs, 2022

New York City Bar Association, Committee on Trade Secrets, 2019–2020

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012New York

Courts

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2011
    Submissions Committee, Sports & Entertainment Law Journal
  • Washington University in St. LouisB.A., Economicswith Honors2003
    Omicron Delta Kappa Award for the Performing Arts