Maria Strong is
Of Counsel with Greenberg Traurig LLP, based in Washington, D.C.
She brings over 15 years of experience in providing global and domestic legal
counseling and policy advocacy primarily for clients in the copyright-based
industries, including the audiovisual, publishing, business software,
entertainment software and music sectors. Although she covers copyright law
reform and anti-piracy enforcement developments worldwide, Maria focuses her
activities in the Latin American, the Caribbean
and Eastern European regions. She also has participated in investigations
brought under U.S. trade
laws (such as Special 301 and the Generalized System of Preferences) against
foreign countries for their failure to provide adequate and effective copyright
protection to U.S.
copyright owners. She works with U.S. government officials and
foreign government counterparts on implementing and complying with
international intellectual property and trade agreements. In addition, Maria
advises clients on specific trade, e-commerce and services matters.
the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), a coalition of
copyright-based associations, by working through bilateral and multilateral
engagement via trade measures and other intellectual property channels in order
to strengthen other countries' copyright and related laws to provide for the
effective protection and enforcement of copyrighted materials in the hard goods
and online environments. Legal work and advocacy also includes the ratification
and proper implementation of the two WIPO internet treaties (WCT &
another coalition of copyright-based industry clients in supporting the U.S.
government in bringing two dispute settlement cases against the People's
Republic of China before the World Trade Organization (WTO); one case involves
intellectual property rights protection and enforcement and the second involves
market access claims affecting trading rights and distribution services for
certain publications and audiovisual entertainment products.
American Bar Association
Committee 302 -- International Copyright Treaties & Laws, ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
Federal Communications Bar Association
Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
Copyright Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the District of Columbia
of Columbia Bar