MARIE BREAUX, the founder of M Breaux IP Law, helps businesses and individuals protect their creative and business property with trademark and copyright registrations, licenses and other contracts, and the development of company policies for the protection of intellectual property rights and risk management. She also handles administrative proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in federal court.
She received her J.D. magna cum laude in 1985 from Tulane Law School, where she earned Order of the Coif and where she has been an adjunct lecturer in copyright and trademark practice. Marie earned her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Chicago in 1982, where she was made a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
A frequent speaker at business, entrepreneurship, and legal seminars, Ms. Breaux is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Associations, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. She is a past chair of both the Intellectual Property Law and Antitrust and Trade Regulation Sections of the Louisiana State Bar.
Prior to founding M Breaux IP Law, Marie was special counsel at Milling Benson Woodward, LLP for five years where she managed a large portfolio of trademarks and worked on projects ranging from the latest forms of software licensing to the use of materials from archives containing centuries’ old materials. Previous positions also include partnership at the regional law firm of Liskow & Lewis (commercial litigation and intellectual property), an associate position at Baldwin and Haspel (business litigation), and a clerkship with the Hon. Tom Stagg, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.
Marie is admitted to practice before the Louisiana Supreme Court, various federal district courts, and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Marie speaks French fluently and has basic language skills in Spanish.