Press Releases | 09/21/2011

Brooks Kushman Announces Lederman’s Return as Trademark Attorney

Team Contact: Robyn Lederman


Robyn Lederman`s Global Expertise Boosts Firm`s Growing Practice

Southfield, Mich., September 21, 2011 – Brooks Kushman P.C. is pleased to announce it is expanding its trademark practice with the addition of Robyn Lederman in the firm`s Southfield, Michigan headquarters.  Lederman returns to the growing intellectual property law firm where she previously was an Associate.  As a part of the copyright, trade secret, and trademark groups, Robyn will focus on advising clients on global branding strategy, trademark and domain name counseling, clearance, protection, and enforcement.

“We are thrilled for ourselves and our clients that Robyn has returned to Brooks Kushman,” said Mark Cantor, president of Brooks Kushman.  “Her more than 25 years practicing in trademark law around the world will bring a unique insight to her trademark work.  Robyn`s return is a testament to the firm`s continued commitment to strengthening and diversifying our firm to best serve our clients in the ever-changing world of intellectual property law.”

Robyn Lederman comes to Brooks Kushman from Cantor Colburn LLP, where she was Senior Trademark Counsel for more than five years.  Robyn`s trademark expertise crosses into a unique area—she practiced for more than seven years in the Herzelia, Israel office of law firm Eitan, Pearl, Latzer, Cohen-Zedek, where she honed her expertise dealing with trademark issues across borders in what has become known as “the start-up nation.”  Her experience in Israel fostered longstanding relationships and allows Robyn a keen understanding of the global trademark arena and navigating the intricacies of bringing overseas trademarks into the U.S.

Named a “Top Lawyer” by dBusiness magazine in 2011, Robyn is a member of the State Bars of Michigan and New York.  She was appointed to the Famous & Well-Known Marks Committee of the International Trademarks Association (INTA), where she has been actively involved since 2008.

Throughout her career, Robyn has shown a deep commitment to the Detroit area.  She was named a recipient of “The Comeback Award” by ePrize, which honors talent returning to Michigan.  Robyn also currently serves as Executive Board Member of the Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB), which aims to diversify the economy and bring jobs to Michigan through Israel connections.  She sits on the Boards of Hillel of Metro Detroit and Jewish Family Services.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Founded in 1983 by five intellectual property (IP) attorneys, Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading IP and commercial law firm based in Southfield, Mich. with offices across the nation.  Since its inception, the firm has grown to approximately 70 lawyers and patent agents, gaining a reputation both nationally and internationally as a leader in providing cutting-edge, timely and cost-effective IP counseling.

Brooks Kushman counts six U.S. Fortune 100 companies among its clients and is often recognized by peers and leading trade publications.  Brooks Kushman is a Go-To Law Firm® selected by the top 500 companies, according to Corporate Counsel magazine; a “Best at Client Focus” firm, according to large and Fortune 1000 companies surveyed by The BTI Consulting Group; and one of the top IP firms selected by the Fortune 250, according to IP Law & Business.  For more information, visit

Contact:    Michael Zukewich
Brooks Kushman P.C.

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