Presentations | 11/18/2020

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Hope Shovein Presented at ICLE Seminar

Team Contact: Hope Shovein


SOUTHFIELD, Mich.Brooks Kushman Shareholder Hope Shovein presented at a recent Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) seminar, “Basic Trademark and Patent Practice for Lawyers and Paralegals,” designed for attorneys to learn the nuts and bolts of IP law with practical advice from Michigan’s top patent and trademark lawyers.

Hope’s presentation titled, “Trademark Prosecution: Analyzing, Registering, and Maintaining Trademarks,” discussed the basics of trademark prosecution. This included understanding the trademark life cycle, types of trademarks, what to do before you file, tips to avoid office actions, dealing effectively with trademark examiners, and post-registration maintenance.

Hope has over 20 years of trademark experience. She manages trademark portfolios for multi-national companies, and develops trademark strategies, including clearance, protection, and enforcement. She also counsels on brand protection that includes C&D programs, social media take-downs, and enforcement at Customs. Hope handles complaints under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, and other dispute resolution policies. She specializes in helping clients enforce their rights in any medium, including the unauthorized use of trademarks and copyright protected material.

ICLE is the leading provider of how-to solutions that harness the wisdom of Michigan’s leading practitioners. ICLE boasts a vast network of leading practitioners who contribute to the creation of content and serve in an overall advisory capacity from across Michigan and the country. These experts provide practical, how-to focused content that comes from doing the work every day.

Check out to the on-demand seminar here.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a premier intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm dedicated to the advancement and protection of innovations and brands that propel businesses around the world. With offices in Michigan and California, we work alongside corporations and leading universities to protect their intellectual property assets. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemistry, biotechnology, and retail.

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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