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Asya Calixto Associate

Asya is a trusted business advisor to media clients, regularly counseling them on issues ranging from publishing sensitive stories to leveraging intellectual property assets. She works closely with editors and marketing staff to develop effective procedures for managing matters such as running promotions and hiring child models.   Whether advising national magazine companies or new media startups, Asya becomes integrated in her clients’ businesses and offers subject matter expertise on matters such as:

  • Use of third party materials such as user- generated content and stock images.
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements with freelancers, talent, bloggers, models, publishing companies, and film producers.
  • Prepublication review of editorial and advertising content.
  • Selecting, registering, protecting, and enforcing trademarks.
  • Licensing intellectual property assets.
  • Providing fair use opinion letters.
  • Accessing documents and meetings under public records and open meeting laws.
  • Developing sweepstakes, contests, charitable events, and other promotions that are compliant with state and federal laws, as well as social media platform guidelines.

Asya also litigates cases involving trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property claims.  Her recent cases have involved:

  • Defending a nationally-recognized personal trainer in a federal trademark infringement lawsuit.
  • Litigating trademark, trade dress, and copyright claims on behalf of a product developer against a national sporting goods retailer.
  • Defending a regional transportation authority in a trademark infringement case, resulting in a voluntary dismissal of all claims.
  • Representing a medical office in a trademark infringement lawsuit against a competitor.  

Asya plays a prominent role in the legal and professional community.  She has taught seminars on native advertising, promotions law, copyright and fair use, and electronic discovery for groups ranging from the American Society of Magazine Editors, to the Local Media Association, to Design Exchange Boston. She also founded and leads the Russian-Speaking Lawyers Group and Russian Professionals Group, is co-chair of the International Intellectual Property Committee of the Boston Bar Association, and an active member of the McGill University alumni community. 

While at Northeastern University School of Law, Asya served as the Symposium Editor of the Northeastern University Law Journal

Asya lives in Somerville, where she volunteers with the Somerville Arts Council.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts


  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • McGill University, B.A. with honors, 2008


  • 2014: Named "Up and Coming Lawyer" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 2013-2015...: Named a "Rising Star" by "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" in the area of First Amendment/Media/Advertising


  • Boston Bar Association, co-chair of the International Intellectual Property Committee
  • Copyright Society
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