Maria Baratta concentrates her practice in the areas of international and domestic brand strategy, portfolio management, multi-jurisdictional dispute management, enforcement, social media, and domain name disputes. She serves clients across industries, including technology, retail and consumer goods, communications, pharmaceutical, medical device, automotive, and alcoholic beverage. In addition to her role as a trusted outside counsel advisor to some of the world’s leading brands, she also gained experience and insight into the demands on in-house counsel while on a nine-month secondment with Pfizer Inc.
Prior to joining the firm, Maria worked at a law firm in London. During law school, she was an Honor Board Member, Executive Editor of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, and earned the Highest Grade in European Community Environmental Law. She also studied comparative law at L’Università di Siena, Italy.
Maria was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Litigation in 2020 and the four years immediately preceding and for Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark Law in 2024 and the three years immediately preceding. She is listed in the 2023 and the five immediately preceding editions of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals. Maria was recognized in 2023 and also in 2021 and the four years immediately preceding as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the area of Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. She was named a "Trademark Leader" in 2023 by World IP Review. Maria received the 2014 Client Choice Award USA & Canada in the Intellectual Property – Trademarks category for Georgia from Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO). Maria also is a past recipient of the Woodruff Arts Center’s "Charles R. Yates Award" for Outstanding Volunteer Service. She speaks fluent Italian.
Represents one of the world's largest retail and technology companies in protecting and enforcing its brands.
Represents the owner of the famous and iconic WONDER brand, managing worldwide enforcement.
Represents a global manufacturer of car seats and strollers.
Represents several universities and colleges in connection with registration and enforcement.
Represents the American Cancer Society, Inc. and the Navy SEAL Foundation managing clearance, registration, and enforcement.
Provides international and domestic trademark portfolio management, brand strategy, multi-jurisdictional dispute management, and social media counseling to a provider of global, on-demand conferencing solutions and collaborations software that help more than 30,000 companies and 75 percent of the Fortune 100.
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Tulane University J.D.
Certificate of European Legal Studies
Duke University B.A. Dean's List
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. Supreme Court
Supreme Court of New York - Honorable Charles Ramos
International Trademark Association, The Trademark Reporter Committee, Editor (2014-Present); 2016 Annual Meeting US Programming Team, Member; Non-Traditional Marks Committee, Member (2012-2013); U.S. Legislation Committee, Member (2008-2011)
Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Rhodes Hall, Board of Governors
Grady Health Systems, Volunteer
Junior League of Atlanta, Inc.
Woodruff Arts Center, Arts Center Friends, Steering Committee
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