Maria Baratta concentrates her practice in the areas of international and domestic brand strategy, portfolio management, multi-jurisdictional dispute management, enforcement, social media, and domain name disputes. She serves clients in the communications, accounting, aluminum, pharmaceutical, medical device, automotive, and alcoholic beverage industries. Ms. Baratta also gained experience and insight into the demands on in-house counsel while on a nine-month secondment with Pfizer Inc.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Baratta worked at a law firm in London. During law school, Ms. Baratta was an Honor Board Member, Executive Editor of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, and earned the Highest Grade in European Community Environmental Law. She also studied comparative law at L’Università di Siena, Italy.

Ms. Baratta was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Litigation in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She was recognized in 2017 as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the area of Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Baratta received the 2014 Client Choice Award USA & Canada in the Intellectual Property – Trademarks category for Georgia from Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO). She also is a past recipient of the Woodruff Arts Center’s "Charles R. Yates Award" for Outstanding Volunteer Service. Ms. Baratta speaks fluent Italian.

Professional & Community Activities

International Trademark Association, The Trademark Reporter Committee, Editor (2014-Present); 2016 Annual Meeting US Programming Team, Member; Non-Traditional Marks Committee, Member (2012-2013); U.S. Legislation Committee, Member (2008-2011)

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Rhodes Hall, Board of Governors

Grady Health Systems, Volunteer

Junior League of Atlanta, Inc.

Woodruff Arts Center, Arts Center Friends, Steering Committee

Education

  • Tulane University, J.D. (2000)
    cum laude
    Certificate of European Legal Studies
  • Duke University, B.A.
    Dean's List

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2000)

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Clerkships

  • Supreme Court of New York — Honorable Charles Ramos

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
USA
t +1 404.532.6937
f +1 404.541.3120

Olivia Maria Baratta

Experience Highlights

McGarry v. Cingular Wireless LLC (class action under the TCPA in Georgia trial and appellate courts)
The firm served as lead counsel and secured the denial of class certification in a class action filed against Cingular Wireless in Georgia state more
Counsel to CLC International LLC on trademark clearance, brand management and other matters
Represents the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), one of the most successful licensing companies in the United States. CLC is the exclusive more
Trademark counsel for the American Cancer Society
Represents the American Cancer Society in trademark matters and in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal more
Guardian ad litem
Represent children and/or their best interests in a variety of settings and courts. Lawyers routinely serve as guardians ad litem, representing the more