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Marguerite H. Bailly

Marguerite H. Bailly

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Contracts & Agreements, Licensing, International Law

About Me

Protecting intellectual property involves registration of marks, patents, and copyrights and carefully drafted agreements with employees, subcontractors, and clients.


Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Contracts & Agreements: 30%
  2. Intellectual Property: 30%
    18 years
  3. International Law: 20%
  4. Licensing: 20%



Hourly ($245-345/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:


Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

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    I endorse Maggy's work. While I was Intellectual Property counsel at a Fortune 500 company, Maggy and I worked on a complex software licensing matter with a large French software firm. Maggy's knowledge and skills in the substantive legal areas were, of course, top notch. But, what made the negotiations go as well as they did were Maggy's knowledge and experience with international business transactions, the culture of the other party (and its people), the negotiating tactics common in the other party's culture, and the language spoken by the other party. Without Maggy, I'm not sure that this matter would have turned out well (if it would have turned out at all).


    Robert Richardson
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Ms. Bailly and I worked for a large aerospace concern whose products span the globe. Part of my worked focused on intellectual property issues and other general contractual matters. I occasionally consulted with Ms. Bailly and found her advice and insight to be very useful and deeply insightful. Although I have not had the benefit of being a student in one of her law school classes, I have heard from her peers that she is an excellent professor and very knowledgeable in the fields of intellectual property and international law.


    Christopher Villani
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

4111 E Madison St # 101
Seattle, WA, 98112-3241




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Avvo Top Contracts/Agreements LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Avvo Top Intellectual Property LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Honorary Member of the Order of the CoifWashington Chapter of the Order of the Coif2002
Addison Brown PrizeN/A1974

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Bailly Law Firm2005 - Present
MemberBlack Lowe & Graham, Intellectual property Attorneys2002 - 2005
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Washington School of Law2001 - Present
International Contracts ManagerThe Boeing Company1989 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
WSBA International Practice SectionChair2005 - 2006
Licensing Executives Society, Seattle ChapterChair2005 - 2007


Publication NameTitleDate
The Licensing JournalLicensing across Borders2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawLL.M - Master of Laws1974
Liege University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1970

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Canadian Health Association Summer ConferenceCross Cultural Challenges in Licensing Pharmaceutical Products2007
Licensing Executives Society, Professional Development Series, Intellectual Assets ManagementThe Deal2006
Intellectual Property Law Society Annual IP CLE ConferenceLicensing Across Borders2005
International Business TransactionsLicensing Across Borders2004
International Business Strategies: Not Just for Boeing and Microsoft AnymoreIntellectual Property Considerations for Foreign Direct Investments and International Licensing2004
The World Wide Web of Commerce, 2003 Annual International Law InstituteInternational Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights2003
Negotiating Technology Outsourcing Agreements ConferenceChoice of Law Clause2003
Intellectual Property For The Rest Of UsIntellectual Property Licensing, Pitfalls and Windfalls2003
BEST OF CLE 2003International Licensing Issues2003