Clients turn to Marie Lavalleye for their most important brand and other IP Rights-related issues. They rely upon Ms. Lavalleye for her creative and practical solutions, thorough analysis and understanding of their business goals. They note she is responsive and cost effective; providing the advice they need—and can rely upon—often in a single telephone call.
Ms. Lavalleye provides broad-based global IP Rights counseling to clients in the consumer products, entertainment, financial services, pharmaceutical, publication, software, sports and telecommunications industries. She routinely devises and implements effective global trademark clearance, registration, enforcement and portfolio management strategies for clients in these industries.
For M&A and other corporate clients, including AstraZeneca, Bacardi, Charlesbank, Eisai, NFL and Microsoft, Ms. Lavalleye performs transactional due diligence and works closely with other deal team members to craft and negotiate the IP provisions of deal agreements.
Ms. Lavalleye represents clients in trademark infringement, unfair competition and rights of publicity litigation matters. In proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), she has secured highly favorable outcomes for clients, including Daiichi Sankyo, National Geographic, Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Promontory and the producers of Stolichnaya vodka. She has also achieved appellate victories overturning unfavorable TTAB decisions.