Loyola University New Orleans, 1984
New York University Law School, 1987


California | New York

Paula Guibault is a partner at Bates & Bates and is Co-Chair of the Trademark Group. Ms. Guibault brings over 25 years of global trademark experience, assisting clients with trademark strategy, complex IP risk analysis, trademark prosecution as well as IP enforcement and litigation.

Prior to joining Bates & Bates, Ms. Guibault was Head of Trademarks for The Coca-Cola Company. Having worked with one of the most valuable brands in the world, Ms. Guibault has a keen understanding of complex legal and business issues faced by clients in today’s global economy. Ms. Gubault applies a practical business approach to client matters so as to ensure that not only are the legal issues addressed but important business goals are met as well.

Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Paula was Senior Intellectual Property Counsel for the National Football League for 10 years, where she focused on the protection of all trademarks for the NFL and its 32 teams, and advised on other intellectual property issues. She also handled contract, antitrust and bankruptcy litigation for the NFL.

Before joining the NFL, she was an associate specializing in intellectual property at various law firms, including Skadden, Arps in New York City.