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Maffi Faigal


St. Louis
314 552 6459 direct
314 667 3633 fax

Maria Francesca Faigal is a paralegal in the Intellectual Property practice group and currently works with both patent and trademark prosecution. She communicates with clients and acts as the primary contact between clients and their foreign associates.

Maria Francesca prepares PCT request forms, drawings and various PCT related documents for filing electronically with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She also communicates with the PCT office regarding status reports and written opinions. She reviews applications, search reports, office actions, and patent families in order to prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements. She works closely with foreign associates on the prosecution of foreign patent applications and drafts correspondence to clients regarding deadlines, instructions, status reports, and notices of allowance.

Maria Francesca drafts the paperwork for filing foreign trademark applications and corresponds with foreign associates regarding the prosecution of applications into registrations. She also handles the filings and prosecution of trademark applications pursuant to the Madrid Protocol. She drafts and files documents electronically with the United States Patent and Trademark Office including statements of use, declarations of use, extension requests, assignment changes, new applications, and renewal applications. In addition, she researches national trademark databases and obtains executed and legalized copies of documents pursuant to various country laws.