Sheri S. Mason is a trademark, copyright, and licensing attorney. Her focus is primarily on trademark law, including the selection, screening, prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement of trademarks both domestically and internationally; copyright law, including counseling, registration, and enforcement of copyrights both domestically and internationally; and advertising, sweepstakes and publicity law.
Sheri works within a wide range of industries including arts and entertainment, computer hardware and software, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, telecommunications, publishing, manufacturing, apparel, and health and wellness.
Prior to joining Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, Sheri served as the director of legal services for the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, a program of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston. In her role, she consulted artists and arts organizations on a wide range of legal issues such as copyrights, assignments, licensing agreements, collaboration and publishing agreements, nonprofit incorporation, and developed various legal educational trainings.
Sheri has spoken at seminars/webinars and panels for artists and attorneys on topics such as copyright and the copyright registration process, trademark law, the Massachusetts consignment of art law (104A), protecting digital art online, and how to effectively work with other artists. Sheri is licensed in both Massachusetts and New York.
Sheri is the former co-chair of Boston Bar Association’s Arts and Entertainment Law Committee and is a former member of the Public Relations Committee of the Woman’s Bar Association. Sheri was also an attorney instructor with LawTutors, LLC where she tutored bar students for the Massachusetts or New York bar exam, and is the editor of the bar exam essay preparation book, What Not to Write: New York.
Sheri received her J.D. from Suffolk Law School in 2007 with a concentration in intellectual property, with distinction. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Rhode Island.
2014 Business Basics for the Public Artist: Insurance, Incorporation & Copyright - New England Foundation for the Arts
2014 SwissNex Boston seminar for executive MBA students from Bern, Switzerland, on starting a business in U.S.
Business Basics for the Public Artist: Insurance, Incorporation & Copyright
University of Rhode Island
Suffolk Law School