Maria Sinatra focuses her practice on offensive and defensive Lanham Act and Copyright Act litigation in federal courts throughout the country. Maria has experience with disputes involving anti-counterfeiting actions, trademark and trade dress infringement actions, trademark dilution claims, false advertising issues, and copyright infringement litigation. She regularly advises clients on brand management issues, including how to secure trademark rights and how to protect and police them.
Maria brings years of drafting and litigation experience to her practice, and she has handled all aspects of federal litigation, from the drafting of initial pleadings to discovery, and through jury trial. On multiple occasions, Maria has assisted with obtaining emergency relief on behalf of clients, including obtaining ex parte seizure orders, temporary restraining orders, injunctive relief, and asset freezes.
Prior to joining Venable, Maria served as an intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and the New York County District Attorney’s Office. In those positions, she assisted with misdemeanor and felony criminal prosecutions.
Articles & Notes Editor, Fordham Law Review
Kaufman Associate Editor, Fordham Law Moot Court
School of Management Honors Program
Maria represented and successfully obtained asylum for an individual under the Immigration and Nationality Act.