Marie A. Lavalleye

Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

Marie A. Lavalleye

Marie A. Lavalleye

Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

Clients turn to Marie Lavalleye for their most important brand and other IP Rights-related issues. They rely upon Ms. Lavalleye for her creative and practical solutions, thorough analysis and understanding of their business goals. They note she is responsive and cost effective; providing the advice they need—and can rely upon—often in a single telephone call.

Ms. Lavalleye provides broad-based global IP Rights counseling to clients in the consumer products, entertainment, financial services, pharmaceutical, publication, software, sports and telecommunications industries. She routinely devises and implements effective global trademark clearance, registration, enforcement and portfolio management strategies for clients in these industries.

For M&A and other corporate clients, including AstraZeneca, Bacardi, Charlesbank, Eisai, NFL and Microsoft, Ms. Lavalleye performs transactional due diligence and works closely with other deal team members to craft and negotiate the IP provisions of deal agreements.

Ms. Lavalleye represents clients in trademark infringement, unfair competition and rights of publicity litigation matters. In proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), she has secured highly favorable outcomes for clients, including Daiichi Sankyo, National Geographic, Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Promontory and the producers of Stolichnaya vodka. She has also achieved appellate victories overturning unfavorable TTAB decisions.

Pro Bono

* Representing the NFL Alumni, Inc. in connection an agreement with a developer in Texas for the development of a sports-themed recreational residential community.
* Trademark counsel to the Coordinating Counsel for International Universities, a not-for-profit organization formed by leading educators, former governmental officials and former ambassadors, whose mission is to design, establish and administer universities based on the American model of higher education in China, Afghanistan and other foreign countries.
* Trademark and copyright counsel to the SNAP Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that has put in place educational programs directed to school-aged children that promote self-esteem, self-confidence, and social and personal growth by focusing on positive life choices through the use of creative writing, artistic expression, photography and computer-aided research.
* Trademark and copyright counsel to the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation and its Look Good Feel Better program providing hair, make-up and skin care techniques for cancer patients and cosmetologists who provide such services to cancer patients.

Memberships and Affiliations

* International Trademark Association, member

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Marie A. Lavalleye
Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1990

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is the law school affiliated with Boston University. It is the second-oldest law school in Massachusetts and one of the first law schools in the country to admit students regardless of race or gender. It is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools and a charter member of the American Bar Association.

Candidature Unique En Droit
Class of 1985

Catholic University of Louvain

B.A.
Class of 1984

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

Memberships
Member
Current

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce. The not-for-profit Association was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers who saw a need for an organization “to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights.” Today, more than 6,000 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries make INTA a powerful network of powerful brands. Members of INTA find true value in the Association’s global trademark research, policy development and education and training. Headquartered in New York City, INTA also has offices in Shanghai, Brussels and Washington DC and representatives in Geneva and Mumbai.

Career History
Of Counsel
Current

Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Transactions
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Yellow Wood Partners LLC purchases Bayer AG /Dr Scholl's Business from Bayer AG

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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. purchases PaxVax, Inc. from Unisync Corp., Cerberus Capital Management LP, Ignition Venture Partners LLC

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Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. purchase Big Fish Games, Inc. from Churchill Downs, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Admitted to the Maryland Bar
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