Sharon J. Merritt

Sharon is regarded as one of New England’s leading intellectual property lawyers. She provides counsel on all aspects of trademark, trade secret and copyright matters, IP (including patent) licensing and enforcement, as well as general commercial contract matters including distribution, vendor and supplier agreements, advertising and media law, real property leasing, administrative and employment law.  

She has advised consumer product manufacturers, professional service providers, specialty food and beverage producers, advertising, marketing & PR firms, design-based businesses, software developers and biotech companies.

Honors & Accolades:

Chambers USA 2015

Vermont Top Lawyers 2015

Best Intellectual Property Lawyer Vermont | Best Attorney Rankings 2015

Education: State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law; University of Lancaster in Lancaster; Case Western Reserve University

Outside the Office: gardening, cooking, reading, film, music


Hubbardton Forge has been working with Sharon Merritt of Merritt & Merritt to protect its intellectual property for over 15 years.  We are a design-driven company and Sharon knows us well; our culture, our products and our competition. In addition to providing us with trademark and copyright advice, Sharon has successfully defended our trademarks, copyrights and design patents against infringers in the US and abroad, negotiating infringing product destruction, compensatory damages and royalty payments to Hubbardton Forge without costly and time-consuming litigation.  Having a partner like Sharon helps us stay ahead of the curve in an industry where most products are manufactured overseas and original designs are frequently knocked-off.” – Lyn Brown, former Product Manager of Hubbardton Forge