Christine Austin Vega
Intellectual Property Administrator
Passion, hard work and personalized service goes into everything we do at MAVEN® IP – and then some! We take a team approach to intellectual property. Clients deserve the full service and attention that only a dynamic team of professionals can consistently provide. We aim to deliver results and an enjoyable experience every time. For my part, I am passionate about building relationships with the clients and connecting them with tools that help them to develop and build successful brands.
I focus my support in the areas of trademarks, intellectual property portfolio management and intellectual property litigation support. I have more than seventeen (17) years experience in the legal field as an intellectual property administrator.
I am experienced in preparing and filing trademark applications, responses to office actions, renewals and other maintenance filings. I maintain client trademark portfolios and assist in the preparation of a variety of licenses, assignments, contracts and agreements. I routinely work with attorneys to conduct preliminary and comprehensive trademark searches to determine the availability of proposed trademarks and to draft opinion letters. I also review clients’ advertisements, product samples and marketing materials for compliance.
During my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, friends and my two Jack Russell Terriers. I also love the sounds of a great music playlist, a good bottle of wine, and seeking adventure in the outdoors. During quieter moments, I enjoy reading, photography and painting.
Summary of Qualifications
- Fluent in Spanish.
- Domestic and foreign trademark search, clearance, prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement.
- Domestic and foreign trademark portfolio management.
- Opposition and cancellation proceedings with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
- Brand investigations.
- Former senior IP administrator at a boutique intellectual property firm in Miami, Florida.
- Former trademark and product registration specialist at one of the largest purveyors of food products in Miami, Florida.