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McNees welcomes intellectual property attorney Cara Mia Pinto to Pittsburgh team

April 2, 2024
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PITTSBURGH, Pa. — (April 2, 2024) Trademark attorney Cara Mia Pinto joined McNees’ Pittsburgh team, bringing to the intellectual property group nearly a decade of experience developing trademark portfolios and protecting brands.


  • Cara Mia Pinto joined McNees’ Pittsburgh office as an Of Counsel attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group.
  • Pinto supports clients across all industries ranging from large multinationals to start-ups on trademark portfolio development, management and maintenance. She advises on trademark clearance, prosecution, protection and enforcement.
  • With Pinto’s addition, McNees’ intellectual property team now includes 16 attorneys, paralegals and specialists who serve clients worldwide from offices throughout Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.

“We are eager to have Cara join our team in Pittsburgh to support the growing needs of our intellectual property clients regionally, nationally and globally,” Brian Gregg, co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, said. “With Cara’s addition to the firm, we are well-positioned to help businesses protect and defend their brands to maintain a competitive edge in their respective markets.”

Pinto supports clients in the selection and registration of trademarks in the U.S. and abroad, proper trademark usage, opposition and cancellation proceedings, filing trademark applications and overseeing post-registration maintenance. She also advises on privacy policies and terms of use agreements.

Before joining McNees, Pinto focused on intellectual property matters at Am Law 200 firm K&L Gates’ Pittsburgh office and also gained experience at IBM. She earned her law degree, with a concentration in intellectual property, from Duquesne University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in Spanish from Pennsylvania State University.

About the Intellectual Property and Pittsburgh Teams

The McNees Intellectual Property Group helps clients navigate the myriad of legal issues arising from new and exciting developments in these areas of the law, offering insights on how best to obtain and maintain a competitive advantage through the use and protection of intellectual property and technology.

Since McNees opened its Pittsburgh office in December 2021, it has been committed to broadening its western Pennsylvania legal offerings and business services. The firm has since moved its office to One Oxford Centre to accommodate planned growth and expanded its bench of legal services based there, including privacy and data security, construction, intellectual property and healthcare regulatory and compliance as well as lobbying and government affairs.


McNees is a multidisciplinary law firm founded in 1935 with nearly 160 attorneys representing businesses, associations, institutions, municipalities and individuals. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Devon, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Pittsburgh, Scranton, State College and York, Pa.; Columbus, Ohio; Frederick and Towson, Md.; and Washington, D.C. McNees is a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network. | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter


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