Mari-Elise Paul is a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Group. Her practice concentrates on litigation involving intellectual property infringement and trade secret misappropriation, prosecuting trademark and copyright registration applications, litigating trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings as well as negotiating and drafting licenses and other contracts that involve intellectual property or technology rights. She also interacts with U.S. Customs & Border Protection to enforce trademarks through seizure orders.
International Trademark Association (INTA) Newsletter, October 7, 2020
by Liz Carey, Smiley Pete Publishing, September 28, 2020
International Trademark Association (INTA) Newsletter, July 15, 2020
INTA Bulletin, May 1, 2020
INTA Bulletin, May 1, 2020
INTA Bulletin, April 1, 2020
Everyone's New Year's Resolution: More Privacy
Tennessee Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, Nashville, Tennessee, December 9, 2019
Trademarkology blog, September 24, 2019
The Race to Privacy
Stites & Harbsion Thirsty Thursday Speaker Series, April 25, 2019
Trademark Takedown Trends: Adoption of a DMCA-style Notice and Takedown Procedure for Trademark Infringement Allegations
S.W.I.F.T. (Stites Women Investing in our Futures Together) Committee, Member
Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation, Board of Trustees
Louisville American Heart Association, Board of Directors
Go Red for Women Luncheon - Louisville, American Heart Association, Chair (2020)
Americans for the Arts, Member
Louisville Ballet, former Board of Directors
Dance Exchange, former Board of Directors
Mari-Elise currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation and Board of Directors for the Louisville American Heart Association. She is a former member of the board for Louisville Ballet and previously served on the Board of Directors for Washington, D.C.'s Dance Exchange. She is also a member of Americans for the Arts, volunteers for the Washington Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and is actively involved with Gilda's Club. Mari-Elise has recently become involved with advocating for congenital heart defect research.
Prior to law school, Mari-Elise attended the University of Maryland and studied dance and English, with an emphasis in rhetoric. As a law student, Mari-Elise volunteered at the Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts and performed with Louisville’s modern dance company Moving Collective.
Outside the office, Mari-Elise can usually be found spending time with her husband Bruce, their daughter Stella, her step-twins Alex and Emily, and the family puppy Moxie. Mari-Elise enjoys practicing and teaching hot yoga, running, traveling, and experimenting in the kitchen with Bruce.
Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, Litigation - Intellectual Property (2022)
World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR), Diversity Trailblazers (2021)
Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2015)
Washington DC Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2015)