Mary Squyres

Mary Squyres

Adjunct Professor of Law

Staff Assistant: Leslie Berg

Mary Squyres joined the faculty as an adjunct professor in January 2016. She earned a LL.M in Intellectual Property from John Marshall Law School in 1994, a J.D. from Valparaiso School of Law in 1981, a M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1971, and a B.A. from Manhattanville College in 1971. She began her legal career as in-house counsel at Sears, Roebuck and Co., for 9 years, where she managed Sears' international trademark portfolios in Asia, Europe and South America. She then joined Brinks Gilson & Lione in 1991 and, as a shareholder, served as Chair of the International Trademark Group. She managed 8 staff, numerous associates and more than 20,000 active trademark files. Her practice included international trademark litigation, licensing, and prosecution work. She also created international filing strategies and effective enforcement strategies and negotiated worldwide mutual co-existence agreements. She also gave dozens of presentations throughout the world on various trademark and domain name issues. She retired from the practice of law in 2014.

She has also been a Visiting Professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School and McGill University and Adjunct Professor at John Marshal Law School, teaching Legal Writing for the Intellectual Property Practice. She is a member of the International Trademark Association. She teaches the Trademark Prosecution class at Notre Dame Law School. Squyres' area of expertise is US and international trademark prosecution and international trademark litigation.


TRADEMARK PRACTICE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, 3-volume treatise, West Group, 2001-2014 (original author)

LICENSING LAW HANDBOOK, co-author, West Group, 2001

Radical Changes in the .com Arena, Thomson Reuter, 2012

The New gTLDs, Intellectual Property Counselor, Thomson West, April 2011

Geographical Indications in the Trademark Arena, Thomson West, 2007

Older publications and presentations available upon request