Mari-Elise Paul is a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Group. Her practice involves litigating intellectual property infringement and trade secret misappropriation matters, prosecuting trademark and copyright registration applications, litigating trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, and negotiating and drafting licenses, assignments, and other agreements that involve intellectual property or technology rights. She also practices in the Privacy and Data Security area and advises clients on a variety of privacy matters, including compliance with privacy and data security laws and drafting privacy policies.
Ransomware Threats: Prevention Tips and Response Strategies
panelist, American Bar Association, Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section Webinar, February 28, 2023
by staff writer, Attorney At Law Magazine, September 27, 2022
by editor, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, September 26, 2022
Institute Across Borders: Your Essential US and EU Privacy Update
panel member, Ontario Bar Association, November 9, 2021
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, Intellectual Property Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Technology Law (2022-24)
Virginia's Go To Lawyers for Intellectual Property Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2022)
World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR), Diversity Trailblazers (2021)
Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2015)
Washington DC Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2015)
In May, the Supreme Court issued a narrow decision on the issue of fair use in copyright infringement cases. The case, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, strengthened the position of potential plaintiffs – a little.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 101 of its lawyers are included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
Intellectual Property attorneys Alex MacKay and Mari-Elise Paul take a look at the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Jack Daniel's Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC case in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Stites & Harbison attorneys, Mari-Elise Paul and Sarah Cronan Spurlock, will participate in this upcoming ABA program focused on cybersecurity law and cyber incident response preparedness.
As we come to the end of the year, the members of the Intellectual Property and Technology group at Stites & Harbison took time to reflect upon some of the amazing things that have occurred in the world of Intellectual Property. In a light-hearted review of some of our favorite finds from 2022, please enjoy our own take on the classic carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Virginia Lawyers Weekly recently named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Mari-Elise Paul to the 2022 list of Virginia’s Go To Lawyers for Intellectual Property Law. She is one of 19 attorneys honored.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.