Maja Szumarska

Associate

D (212) 705-9823F (212) 688-8315mszumarska@gibney.com Connect
Maja Szumarska

Maja focuses on brand protection and enforcement. She represents many prominent brands in litigation matters involving trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement claims and enforcement actions in federal court.  She also advocates on behalf of clients in anti-counterfeiting policy and legislation matters before local, national and international industry associations.

Maja is an experienced litigator and has represented companies in various industries in commercial disputes in federal and state courts. She frequently litigates labor and employment law matters involving discrimination and harassment, retaliation, restrictive covenants and wage and hour claims. Maja has also handled cases involving breach of contract, insurance coverage, product liability and other commercial disputes.

education

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
  • Hofstra University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa

bar admissions

  • New York

court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division

Experience

  • Advises a luxury goods manufacturer in ongoing trademark infringement, trade dress infringement and unfair competition matters
  • Obtained a consent judgment on behalf of famous jewelry designer for $2 million and a permanent injunction in a case involving copyright and trade dress infringement

Awards & Recognition

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Trial Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York City Bar Association, Fashion Law Committee
  • Federal Bar Council, Intellectual Property Committee
  • International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition
  • International Trademark Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Community Involvement

  • Legal Outreach (a non-profit college preparation organization for middle and high school students in New York City), Mentor
  • Gibney Pro-Bono Committee

Articles, Publications & Lectures

  • Coded: Dress and Discrimination,  NYC Bar Association Fashion Law Committee, May 2019
  • What Brands Should Consider When Developing Enforcement Strategies for the Year Ahead, Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement 2018: Practising Law Institute, Co-Author, January 2018
  • What’s New in How Companies are Protecting Their Brands, Co-Author, Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement 2017, Practising Law Institute, Practising Law Institute, January 2017
  • Latest Developments in the Protection of Trade Dress, Practising Law Institute, October 2017, Co-Author
  • A Look At Liability: Remedies and Legislation. What’s Working and What’s Not, Recent Domestic and International Efforts to Combat Counterfeiting 2016, Practising Law Institute, September 2016, Co-Author
  • From Brick and Mortar, To Online, To the Top of the Chain, the Battle Rolls On, Recent Developments in Domestic and International Efforts to Combat Counterfeiting, Practising Law Institute, January 2016, Co-Author
  • The Good Fight Continues, Recent Developments in Domestic and International Efforts to Combat Counterfeiting, Practising Law Institute, September 2015, Co-Author
  • Recent Developments in Domestic and International Efforts to Battle Counterfeiting, Practising Law Institute, January 2015, Co-Author

education

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
  • Hofstra University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa

bar admissions

  • New York

court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division