Presentations | 09/07/2017

Brooks Kushman Attorneys to Present at State Bar of Michigan IP Law Section: Basic Trademark & Patent Practice for Lawyers and Paralegals

Team Contact: Hope Shovein , Robyn Lederman


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The State Bar of Michigan (SBM) Intellectual Property Section, in partnership with the Institute of Continued Legal Education, is hosting a seminar for lawyers and paralegals to teach the core basics of IP law practice. The panels, composed of experienced Michigan patent and trademark attorneys, will offer opportunities to network, as well as practical advice and winning strategies.

Brooks Kushman attorneys Hope Shovein and Robyn Lederman will be moderating and speaking at the event on trademark prosecution, and will discuss analyzing, registering and maintaining trademarks. As Chair of the SBM IP Law Section, Shovein will moderate the seminar and co-present on Trademark Prosecution with Lederman.

Attendees of the seminar will learn the nuts and bolts of IP law practice, such as the trademark life-cycle, how to avoid office actions, and improving prosecution outcomes before U.S. and foreign patent offices. The aim is to think about the “big picture” when advising clients on patent and trademark matters.

Shovein focuses her practice on the procurement and enforcement of trademark rights. Her work encompasses managing domestic and international trademark portfolios; trademark clearance searches and opinions; drafting and negotiating agreements; preparing and responding to cease and desist letters; and representing clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has been listed as a Michigan Super Lawyer for intellectual property from 2013-2017 and was named a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2011-2012. Michigan Lawyers Weekly named her as an “Up & Coming Lawyer” in 2010 and one of its “Women in the Law” in 2016. Shovein has also served on various committees within the International Trademark Association, and is the Chair of the SBM IP Law Section. She speaks and publishes regularly on IP-related topics.

With more than 25 years experience practicing in the area of trademark law, Lederman specializes in global branding strategy, trademark and domain name counseling, clearance, protection and enforcement for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.  She works extensively with company legal, marketing and business development groups to devise cost-effective strategies to achieve business goals. Prior to working for Brooks Kushman, Lederman worked for more than seven years at a law firm in Israel, and she has significant experience in obtaining trademark protection for her clients worldwide. She has been listed as a “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness Magazine in 2013 and 2016, a “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2014, and “World Trademark Review 1000 Recommended individual,” Intellectual Asset Management in 2015-2016.

For more information about Shovein and Lederman’s presentation, the rest of the programming, and to purchase a ticket to the event click here.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit

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