Panelist Profile


Maria Scungio

Robinson & Cole, LLP, Partner (US)


Maria Scungio is based in New York and has 25 years of experience counselling well-known consumer brands with worldwide intellectual property portfolios.


Maria’s practice includes advising clients in the fields of apparel, footwear, handbags, skincare, food and beverage, nutritional products, pharmaceuticals, laser technology and cyber security products, and music and entertainment publishing.  She advises on strategic issues affecting the exploitation, enforcement, acquisition, divestiture and realignment of intellectual property rights, including design rights and copyrights.


Maria has partnered with companies to serve as interim in-house intellectual property counsel during corporate transitions.  She litigates cases before federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.


Maria previously co-chaired the Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Group at Locke Lord.  She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane A. Restani in the US Court of International Trade.  Maria is the Immediate Past Chair of AIPPI-US.