Maria Crimi Speth
Firm:
Jaburg Wilk
Phone:Array
Address: 3200 North Central Avenue, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Membership:
University: Suffolk Community College, A.A., summa cum laude, 1983; Hofstra University, B.A., cum laude, 1985, Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Admitted: 1988, New York; 1989, Arizona; 1989, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1989, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1992, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2002,
Biography: Maria practices in the areas of intellectual property, internet law, and commercial litigation, representing clients throughout the United States. She focuses her practice on assisting businesses in protecting their trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, information technology, and other intellectual property through preventative measures to avoid disputes and through litigation when disputes arise. An accomplished author, she has recently published Protect Your Writings: A Legal Guide for Authors and Apple v. Samsung, The Balance Between Patent Rights and the Free Market. She has numerous articles and dozens of published court cases. Maria frequently speaks at seminars and workshops on intellectual property and internet law topics. She is a guest lecturer at Arizona State University and has appeared on radio and television providing legal commentary on intellectual property issues. Maria is the past Chairperson of the Ecommerce & Technology Section of the Arizona State Bar, and is on the executive council of the Intellectual Property Section of the Arizona State Bar. She is on the U.S. subcommittee of the Anti-counterfeiting Committee of the International Trademark Association.Case Highlights Protecting intellectual property on the Web. Maria has successfully defended a controversial website in multiple lawsuits against it, dealing with complex intellectual property and free speech issues. In each case she forced the matter to be dropped, dismissed, or settled with the other side paying damages to her client. Closing the page on an infringing publication. When a popular Utah magazine became the victim of copyright infringement and trade-secret theft, Maria stepped in to help, obtaining an injunction and damages and closing down the competing business within three months of filing the complaint. Get To Know Maria In Her Own Words "I assist my clients in protecting their intellectual property through preventative measures to avoid disputes, and aggressive measures when disputes arise. I communicate the complex intellectual property subject matter to my clients in a way that they can understand it and apply it to protect their most valuable assets." "I enjoy helping businesses succeed. My clients consider me a member of their team and a resource to help take their business to the next level. The practice of law keeps me interested, because I'm always learning about new businesses and strategies." Professional Experience - Author of Protect Your Writings: A Legal Guide for Authors - Presents seminars for the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Small Business Association, The Investors' Association of Arizona, National Business Institute, and Lorman Education Services, on intellectual property, Internet, and trademark protection. - Faculty member of the internationally acclaimed CEO Space Forums. - Guest speaker on TV and radio, addressing intellectual property protection topics. Professional and Civic Service - Arizona State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Member - Arizona State Bar Association, E-commerce and Technology Section, Executive Committee, Member - International Trademark Association, Internet Committee - Arizona Women Lawyer's Association, Member - Executive Women's Golf Association, Member - National Association of Business Women, Member - National Association of Female Executives, Member - Quest for Kids, Mentor - Safe Haven, Inc., Board of Directors - The Institute of Harmonic Science, Board of Directors Client Testimonials Maria Speth has been representing our companies for almost ten years. When people ask about my attorney, I always say that if I had 4 sets of new radial tires, I would wear out every one of them, and would still not find someone as talented and with as much integrity as Maria. I have used attorneys for more than 30 years and Jaburg Wilk is the only firm I trust with all of our legal needs. Their legal staff is creative and they all know how to think outside the box, never missing a trick...all a must when doing business on the Internet." - Owner, Internet companies Articles - Is My Domain Name a Trademark? - What About that Fine Print? - Website "Terms of Use" and "Privacy Policy" - Should I register the Copyright on My Website? - Another Reason to Have Your Employees Sign Employment Contracts - Have You Ever Been Greenwashed? - Easy Steps to Protect Your Website - Doing Business On the Internet is a Sign of the Times - But Be Sure You Know Who You Are Doing Business With - Warning! Co-Creation Hazard Ahead - The Clock is Ticking on .XXX Domain Names - Sunrise B Option Expires on 10/28/11 - The Internet is About to Change - Are You Ready For New gTLDs? - Where Did My Wikipedia Go? Just the Facts on SOPA and PIPA - Why Every Employer Needs a Social Media Policy - Understanding Intellectual Property is Critical to Proper Due Diligence Additional Video - Success Showcase with Maria Crimi Speth on VegasNET.tv Maria Crimi Speth has verdicts in excess of $1 million! Maria Crimi Speth named a 2012 Southwest Super Lawyer - Arizona! Jaburg Wilk was voted "Best Intellectual Property Law Firm" by the Arizona Foothills Magazine.