Publications

“Ten Things You Might Not Know About Filing Under the Madrid Protocol System,” INTA Newsletter, March 15, 2010 Vol. 65 No. 6.

Summary, “Local Zoning Regulations Can Prohibit Use of a Registered Trademark But Cannot Require an Alteration of a Trademark: Blockbuster Videos, Inc. v. City of Tempé,” 29, Golden Gate University Law Review 106 (1999).

“An Analysis of the Fair Use Defense in Dr. Seuss Enterprises v. Penguin Books USA,” 28 Golden Gate University Law Review 1 (1998).

“Your Intellectual Property: Protecting and Exploiting It,” 1998 Guide to Literary Agents  (Writer’s Digest Books, 1998).

Mary L. Shapiro, Esq.
Perpetually protecting intellectual property since 1999

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A vital link between legal and marketing

Her premium legal services, high availability and her fierce protection of our IP deserve the highest recommendation. Mary maintains vast institutional knowledge and works in a naturally collaborative, hands-on style. Her professional insight provides creative options and she comes equipped with a wide range of possible solutions.

-Victor Castellucci, MIPS Technologies, Inc., Vice President of Intellectual Property

Mary is ridiculously efficient and genuinely interested in what we do

She is very unusual for an attorney…As most lawyers tell you why you can’t do what you want (or need) to do, Mary takes the time to understand an issue and proposes alternative courses of action, each with its own potential risks and rewards. She educates us on the legal ramifications and we decide on our best course of action.

-Paul Copperman, Institute of Reading Development, Founder and CEO

Mary maintains the ‘long view’ despite the immediate storm

She clearly cares about her clients and our concerns immediately became hers. She has a broad understanding of the nuances of IP law; and she is conscientious, discerning and always presents us with the broadest possible range of solutions to any matter. Additionally, she’s been proactive in encouraging us to address many IP issues before problems arise. Of the dozens of attorneys I’ve worked with over the years, I’ve had the most productive working relationship with Mary!

-Robert Walter, Joseph Campbell Foundation, President and Executive Director

Mary has extensive large-firm experience

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mary for many years on my firm’s IP and trademark concerns. Mary is patient when explaining the laws, tenacious at administering client’s rights and strategic in determining the best and most cost-effective approach to a legal issue.

-Ron Johnson, Mosaic Event Management, CEO