Mary Shapiro is an intellectual property attorney specializing in trademark, copyright, and internet law. Following a 20 year marketing career in the book publishing industry, Mary focuses on effectively enhancing and protecting the value of her client’s intellectual property.
She started her legal career at Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP (now Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton), then the largest intellectual property law firm in the west. Mary began her solo practice in 2009, continuing to focus on trademark, copyright and internet issues for technology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, foundations and consumer products. In 2016, Mary rebranded to Evoke Law.
Mary’s cannabis practice began in 2005 and she has since federally registered respective marks for dispensaries, manufacturers, and cultivators, though none for cannabis products, due to the federal prohibition to registering such marks.
A founding board member of NCBA, she is also a First 50 supporter of Women Grow and regularly speaks at industry conferences. She provides pro bono assistance to Marijuana Policy Project and Americans for Safe Access (ASA).