Wolf Greenfield Welcomes Shareholder Maria Scungio to Trademark Practice Group
We are pleased to announce that Maria A. Scungio has joined the firm’s New York office as a shareholder. Having previously served as co-chair of the Trademark, Copyright and Advertising Group at the law firm Locke Lord, she brings more than 20 years of experience managing worldwide trademark portfolios—including both protection and transactional matters—for well-known brands.
Maria's intellectual property practice includes counseling clients in the fields of apparel, footwear and jewelry; food and beverage; publishing; music and entertainment; and pharmaceuticals. She advises on strategic issues affecting the exploitation, enforcement, acquisition, divestiture and realignment of intellectual property rights, including copyrights and design rights. She also provides counsel on trademark availability, bringing counterfeit and infringement actions, and initiating opposition and cancellation actions.
In addition, Maria has partnered with clients to serve as interim in-house intellectual property counsel during corporate transitions. She has litigated cases before federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, acting for plaintiffs and defendants, involving trademarks for diverse consumer products and communication services.
In 2016, Maria was elected to a one-year term as chair of the AIPPI-US division of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the national group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). She has served on the AIPPI-US steering committee for the past 10 years as secretary as well as treasurer, and has worked on study questions concerning trademark and design protection laws.
“We are excited to welcome Maria to the firm,” said Doug Wolf, chair of Wolf Greenfield’s Trademark & Copyright Group. “She has broad knowledge of trademark and copyright strategy for clients in a wide range of industries, allowing us to expand the services we’re able to offer our ever-growing client base in New York.”
“I am pleased to be joining Wolf Greenfield’s outstanding trademark and copyright team,” said Maria. “As one of the leading intellectual property law firms in the country, Wolf Greenfield’s strong reputation and commitment to clients is evident, and I look forward to contributing to the firm’s success.”
Maria is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania. She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane A. Restani in the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York.
Wolf Greenfield’s New York office
opened in the Chrysler Building in Midtown Manhattan in September 2016. It offers a full range of intellectual property services, including trademark and copyright, litigation, prosecution, post-grant proceedings, freedom to operate, licensing, and diligence across all areas of technology.
Read more about Maria's arrival in The Am Law Litigation Daily