Brooks Kushman’s Marc Lorelli was recently appointed president of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), an organization that consists of Michigan intellectual property (IP) attorneys, patent agents and law students who are interested in IP issues. In this role, Lorelli, a shareholder at Brooks Kushman, will be responsible for acting as the official representative of the association.
“I have a passion for intellectual property law – especially IP litigation – so helping the advancement of patent law in Michigan is very important to me,” Lorelli said. “The MIPLA has a rich history of promoting the development and improvement of IP issues and I am proud to be a member of such a noteworthy organization.”
In addition to acting as the official representative of the MIPLA, as president, Lorelli will provide leadership and strategic vision to the organization to aid in its growth and importance, offer guidance to the organization`s standing committees and preside over all meetings of the membership, as well as the Board.
The MIPLA was founded in 1915 by nine Detroit patent attorneys and was originally named the Michigan Patent Law Association. The organization works to: promote the advancement of industry, commerce and the fine and useful arts by the creation, maintenance and improvement of IP rights; develop and disseminate information concerning matters affecting and of interest to inventors, manufacturers and the patent profession; maintain a high ethical standard among practitioners dealing with patent, trademark and copyright matters; foster good fellowship and promote communication among its members; and consider and take appropriate action concerning matters of mutual interest.