Press Releases | 05/16/2018

Brooks Kushman Further Expands Trademark Practice with Addition of Erica D. Klein

Team Contact: Erica D. Klein


SOUTHFIELD, MI – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the addition of Shareholder Erica D. Klein to the firm’s Southfield office. The move further expands the firm’s leading trademark practice.

Klein brings more than 20 years of experience focused on the strategic development, management, and protection of intellectual property assets. Her practice covers a broad range of legal issues including trademark, copyright, social media, rights of publicity, and data privacy and protection. Klein has extensive experience structuring IP transactions, and regularly negotiates IP acquisition agreements, licenses, and other commercial arrangements implicating intellectual property rights. Klein’s work also includes managing domestic and international trademark portfolios, representing clients in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and general counseling.

“Erica has a wealth of experience in trademark law and works with clients domestically and around the world,” said Mark Cantor, president of Brooks Kushman. “I am excited to welcome her to our team as we continue to grow our practice. Erica is a proven leader and will be a great asset to our clients and our team.”

Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Klein was a partner with Kramer Levin, a general practice law firm in New York City, where she focused on global brand protection and IP transactional work. She represents clients in a broad range of industries, including fashion, entertainment, broadcasting, consumer products, and hospitality.

“I am very excited to join the Brooks Kushman team,” said Klein. “The firm is globally renowned for its IP capabilities, and presents an excellent platform from which to optimally service clients’ needs. I’m particularly looking forward to being a part of the firm’s robust trademark practice, as they are a group of talented professionals who work with some of the world’s most recognizable brands.”

Klein holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors degree with honors  from Dartmouth College. She is the current Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. She also served for several years as the Co-Chair of Kramer Levin’s Women’s Initiative Committee, is an active member of the International Trademark Association, and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters’ New York Super Lawyers for each of 2014-2017.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, 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 World Trademark Review. For more information, please visit

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