Maria Johnson is a California licensed attorney with a specialization in Intellectual Property law. Ms. Johnson’s practice focuses on a full range of corporate and intellectual property matters, including corporate formation, international agreements and distribution, licensing, trademark and copyright matters, intellectual property enforcement and anti-counterfeit matters, and general business counseling for both public and private companies.
Prior to starting De Novo Legal LLP, Ms. Johnson was Corporate Counsel and Governmental Liaison for Dimension Ones Spas, a world-wide manufacturer of hot tubs/spas. Ms. Johnson provided legal advise and counsel with respect to product development, marketing, employment and labor issues, finance, purchasing, manufacturing, global distribution and sales, global logistic set up, International strategy, intellectual property licensing, corporate governance and risk management.
Ms. Johnson has significant experience in managing U.S. and foreign trademark, patent and copyright portfolios for international companies. Ms. Johnson's practice also includes the management of U.S. and foreign counsel and the oversight of all types of litigation. Ms. Johnson has negotiated and drafted license agreements and settlement agreements with companies such as Icon, Capitol Records and John Lennon.
Ms. Johnson has represented clients on anti-counterfeit and intellectual enforcement matters. Her clients include Rocawear, Phat Fashions, Bape, and John Deere.
Ms. Johnson has significant experience with business development and marketing. Ms. Johnson has secured placements, brand partnerships, and public relation opportunities for consumer product companies with networks such as Fox Sports, CBS, Dick Clark Productions, Discovery Channel, VH1, Hearst Corporation, Conde Nast and Meredith Corporation. Ms Johnson has negotiated business and sales deals with companies such as N9NE Group, and Radio One.
She earned her Juris Doctorate degree in 2001 from the Whittier Law School, is a graduate of York College in Ontario, Canada, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1996, and is a member of the California State Bar. Ms. Johnson also holds certificates in Intellectual Property law and Mediation.
Her previous experience includes Business and Legal Affairs and Rights and Clearances Associate with E! Entertainment Her wide-ranging experience in the entertainment field also includes working for Fox Sports Music Department.
Ms. Johnson holds memberships in the International Trademark Association, the International Trade Advisory Boards, the American Corporate Counsel Association, The San Diego, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Bar and American Bar Associations . Ms. Johnson also sits on the Advisory Board for Cal State San Marcos and as a Board member for the No More Sids Foundation.