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Maria Crimi Speth

Trademark infringement Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 34 years
    New York - NY 35 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Maria

Learn Maria’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Trademark infringement
    60%
    Trademark infringement litigation including cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

    36 years

  2. Litigation
    15%
    General litigation and copyright litigation.

    36 years

  3. Trademark application
    15%

    31 years

  4. Intellectual property
    5%
    License agreements, IP audits, publishing agreements.

  5. Internet
    5%
    Internet litigation.

    26 years

Maria practices in the areas of intellectual property, internet law, and commercial litigation, representing clients throughout the United States. She focuses her practice on assisting businesses in protecting their trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, information technology, and other intellectual property through preventative measures to avoid disputes and through litigation when disputes arise. 

An accomplished author, she has recently published Protect Your Writings: A Legal Guide for Authors and Apple v. Samsung, The Balance Between Patent Rights and the Free Market.She has numerous articles and dozens of published court cases. Maria frequently speaks at seminars and workshops on intellectual property and internet law topics.  She is a guest lecturer at Arizona State University and has appeared on radio and television providing legal commentary on intellectual property issues.  

Maria is the past Chairperson of the Ecommerce & Technology Section of the Arizona State Bar, and is on the executive council of the Intellectual Property Section of the Arizona State Bar. She is on the U.S. subcommittee of the Anti-counterfeiting Committee of the International Trademark Association.

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Location

Jaburg & Wilk PC
1850 N. Central Avenue
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

Reviews

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Posted by September | October 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An outstanding Attorney
I cannot think of a better attorney to recommend than Maria Speth! Maria has been our corporate attorney for over 20 years and we have used her services for many legal situations; from our contracts, to our website compliance, to managing our trademarks including cease and desist letters to those who have infringed on our IP. In addition she's put us in contact with other great attorneys should our need be outside her field - such as an attorney for 1099 contractor law. (We've always been happy with her recommendations) Maria is also a faculty member at our business events and has works with MANY of our customers. In all these years we've had zero complaints and only have heard outstanding feedback. She is a fantastic educator, and her communication is always on point; fast and concise.
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Posted by Julie | October 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In Maria, I Trust - consistently outstanding advice and results
I have the good fortune to have experienced Maria’s expertise in a multitude of ways; from teaching how to protect my intellectual property to advising me about contractual legalese; coaching me on business best practices, to illustrating pitfalls and pathways in navigating today’s digitally complex legal world. She has always come through with just what I needed to make an informed decision, moving forward with appropriate action. I am a recovering senior corporate executive and current parallel entrepreneur and small business owner. Knowing that Maria is on my team to advise me and guide me in all areas legal (whether it’s her directly or one of her referred colleagues) provides me with confidence, security and the ability to rest assured that I am in good hands and protected. Maria is an outstanding speaker, writer and mentor and I highly recommend her without reserve to anyone looking for someone to advise and represent them!
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Posted by Elmer | June 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I can't recommend Maria highly enough. I've used her for many legal situations and if she doesn't specifically work in that field, she'll have a great referral handy. She's been amazing with contract reviews, intellectual property rights for my film production company, and answering questions with regard to intellectual property on set props while filming.
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Posted by Jona X | July 31, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sharp w/ Heart
Maria is very knowledgeable in the areas of IP, trademark, internet, litigation, etc. As a small business owner, I've learned a lot about the ins and outs of how to have a compliant website and avoiding the pitfalls that most business owners fall into which can result in thousands of dollars lost. Also, she gave wonderful consult regarding how to deal with a defamation of character incident and I truly felt that she had my interests at heart the entire way. You'll save money in the long run by hiring Maria sooner rather than later.
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Posted by Richard | August 13, 2015
True expert for DMCA and Web Hosting Companies
A true expert in the complexities the DMCA and Copyright violations and the rules around them. We went to Maria with a complex multiple party litigation issue which she completely understood the issue from the start. She was absolutely on top of Copyright DMCA understandings which is rare to find. We found her professionalism and communication to be outstanding and we couldn't be happier with our decision to go with Maria Crimi Speth - Thank you Maria!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Jaburg Wilk
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Hofstra University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985
  • Suffolk Community College
  • A.A
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Griffin v. Maricopa County
  • Jury Verdict of $1.5 Million
  • Protecting intellectual property on the Web
  • Closing the page on an infringing publication

Associations

  • International Trademark Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • CEO Space
  • Faculty
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Arizona, Intellectual Property Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona Technology Council
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The Institute of Harmonic Science
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • American Arbitration Association®’s Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Member
  • N/A
  • YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix
  • Board Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Best Intellectual Property Law Firm
  • Arizona Foothills Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer, Copyright, Trademark, Technology, 2014 - 2024
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Verdicts in excess of $1 Million
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
  • Super Lawyer, 2011, 2012, 2016 - 2023
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Lawyer of the Year 2016 & 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Women in the Law, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Top Lawyer, Intellectual Property & Technology, 2022
  • Phoenix Magazine
  • N/A
  • Top 100
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • N/A
  • Client Champion Platinum, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • N/A
  • Client Champion Gold, 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • N/A
  • Client Champion Silver, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • N/A
  • Arizona Business Leader -Intellectual Property Law, 2019
  • AZ Big Media
  • N/A
  • Recognition of Excellence
  • Litigation Council of America Fellow
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Recent guidance from the Copyright Office and subsequent judicial opinions supporting the Office’s position have made it clear that purely AI-generated works are not protectable by copyright.
  • Does AI Infringe on Existing Copyrights?
  • 2023
  • Whether the content is text, drawings, graphics, photographs, or sound recordings, the rule is always that if it is in the public domain, you can use it freely and without permission.
  • When Can I Use Content Without Permission?
  • 2021
  • Copyrights are a bundle of legal rights belonging to the owner of an original work of authorship.
  • Copyrights and Photographs
  • 2021
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Speaking Engagements

  • CEO Space
  • Protecting Intellectual Property
  • 2008
  • Arizona State Bar Convention
  • Internet Law
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (11)
Endorse Maria
Trademark application Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Maria is an exceptional trademark and IP lawyer who has obtained fantastic results for her clients."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Maria. Her combination of great intelligence, energy, tenacity, legal expertise and decisiveness are second to none. We should all be so lucky to have Maria in our corner."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Maria is a superior lawyer who is knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic about her representation. I am pleased to endorse Maria without any reservations whatsoever."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Maria is exceptionally knowledgeable in her field and represents her clients with commitment and compassion."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as extremely knowledgeable in matters of copyright and other intellectual property law. She takes good care of her clients, too."
Internet Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Maria is extremely competent and considerate counsel that is willing and able to work closely with her client to achieve maximum results."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"You could not find a better lawyer both in skills and integrity."
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Phoenix Trademark infringement Lawyer Maria Crimi Speth
Maria Crimi Speth
Trademark infringement Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 35 years